Q: What kind of research does CMIC do?
A: The Cross-Media Innovation Center promotes interdisciplinary research between RIT faculty and the graphic communications industry. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the creation and organization of digital content, analysis of consumer and business data to better understand behaviors, the layout and assembly of graphical images and the deployment of content to all media channels. CMIC does not conduct work for hire.
Q: Does CMIC conduct annual surveys of the printing industry?
A: No, CMIC does not conduct annual surveys of the printing industry. Organizations that do conduct annual surveys of the printing industry include PIA, NAPL, and NPES. Please visit our Resources page for links to other industry associations.
Q: Does CMIC conduct research on trends for specific segments of the printing industry?
A: CMIC does not conduct research on trends for specific segments of the industry unless these trends are pertinent to a research study we are conducting.
Q: Does CMIC have data for benchmarking purposes?
A: No, CMIC does not collect statistics of this nature unless they are pertinent to a research study we are conducting. Please visit our Resources page for links to industry associations.
Q: Does CMIC offer any degree programs?
A: No, CMIC does not offer any degree programs or confer degrees. CMIC is located at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), which is an accredited university with eight colleges that offer various undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Q: Does the Center offer any webinars or training events?
A: No, the Center does not normally offer any webinars or training events, although Center researchers do participate in various webinars and training events through RIT and in the industry. However, the RIT Printing Applications Laboratory (PAL) does offer industry training programs. A listing of the current schedule is available at printlab.rit.edu.
Q: How do I sign up for an industry training program?
A: Visit printlab.rit.edu for more information.
Q: How can I find or post a job listing?
A: All RIT job listings are posted through the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services, and are only available for viewing to current RIT students or RIT alumni.
If you have a job you would like to list through RIT, the program coordinator for the graphic arts industries is Shauna Newcomb (585.475.5472, firstname.lastname@example.org). Please contact her with your information.
Q: Can my organization reprint the now defunct Printing Industry Center’s work in our publication(s)?
A: Please contact Liz Dopp, CMIC Coordinator, to request reprint permissions.
Q: How do I sign up to receive Center newsletters?
A: We are currently retooling and bringing CMIC online. In the meantime, CMIC's Print in the Mix publishes a monthly e-newsletter that may be of interest. You can also follow the latest industry news and research via Print in the Mix's Twitter feed.