The RIT- CMIC Summit 2014 provided four focused tracks on Promotional Communications, Transactional Communications, Publishing, and, Functional Printing, along with four expert panels, and a Student Poster Session. Also included at the CMIC Summit were discussions on emerging opportunities for research, as well as the identification of specific skill-sets needed by industry. This annual exchange provides opportunity for refinement to our course material, as well as insights for students regarding course selection, co-ops, and career direction.
The Print Council
Graph Expo this year is at the mid-point between two drupa's and although a bit smaller show than previous years, proved to be rich with many exciting developments.
First Research analyzes several aspects of the magazine industry to determine the trends and challenges that are currently happening within the industry. In August 2014, magazines are still remaining relevant through a change in distribution and changing the overall form of the publication for digital consumption.
It is expected that there will be an 8% growth rate from $584 in 2011 to $668 billion in 2017. Dominating global revenue growth is the package printing industry. In 2007, this segment accounted for 35%, while in 2017 it is expected to reach 43%.
Ever since digital communication technologies have become widespread, print has become more accessible and convenient for the newer generations. In addition, several new methods to approach print now exist. The future of print relies on the value and use it holds for upcoming generations.