How often do you take out your crystal ball and predict how the graphic arts industry is going to have changed 10 years from now? Owners of printing companies, consultants and manufacturers all rely on their futuristic visions to determine in what direction they lead their companies in the marketplace and to guide future investments.
At RIT, I had the privilege of taking the “Printing Industry Trends” course with Frank Romano. Learning from Frank is an experience that I will never forget and will always cherish. My class was comprised of master’s students from around the world in the Print Media program.
On the first day of class, Frank casually mentioned our main assignment was to create a book in 11 weeks. The topic was to write about how we see the future of the printing industry in the year 2022. After looking around the room at each other, we knew he was not kidding and it was time to get to work.
I would like to present you our book—titled, “Print 2022: Printing Changed the World - Now the World Is Changing Printing.” In this publication, we break down each of the major market segments and predict how they will have changed 10 years down the road. I believe such a compilation of insights from students who will be the future leaders of our industry is a valuable resource, and I hope you enjoy reading it. (Download the PDF file.
If you have any questions or would like to comment on any of our predictions, please feel free to do so. I look forward to hearing what you think will change over the course of the next 10 years and in what ways.