Intersections: The RIT Podcast

Intersections: The RIT Podcast is a twice-monthly conversation between people whose daily work is making a difference in the world.

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Episode 37: The Evolution of Printing
Printing, a storied industry, continues to see an evolution. In this edition of Intersections: The RIT Podcast, RIT alumnus Henry Freedman and Professors Robert Eller and Bruce Myers discuss the strength of the industry, the rise of inkjet printing and the role RIT plays in developing professionals who can take the printing industry to the next level.

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Past Episodes

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