About RIT Press
RIT Press is a scholarly publishing enterprise at Rochester Institute of Technology. Established in 2001 as RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, the Press initially focused on publishing titles that documented graphic communication processes, printing history, and bookmaking. As its editorial policies have evolved, the Press has broadened its reach to include content that supports all academic disciplines offered at Rochester Institute of Technology, our host institution. These include — but are not limited to — business, computer science, applied science and technology, engineering, graphic arts, deaf studies, and liberal arts. In 2007, an additional imprint, RIT Press, was established for all titles not related to the graphic arts. As of 2013, all publications will carry this imprint.
RIT Press is dedicated to the innovative use of new publishing technology while upholding high standards in content quality, publication design, and print/digital production. The Press offers specialized titles for niche academic audiences, trade editions for mass-market audiences, occasional limited editions with unique aesthetic standards, as well as gift items.
The Alexander S. Lawson Publishing Center
Our office space, the Alexander S. Lawson Publishing Center, opened in 2007. The striking design of the facility is based on the golden section, a schema that figured in historical book design. Glass walls enclose a sales area, conference room, and gallery. Hermann Zapf designed the typography for some 30 stimulating quotations that adorn the glass. The Lawson Center is located on the second floor of Wallace Library at RIT, adjacent to the Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection. Visitors are welcome; we are typically open 9-5 Monday through Friday, but feel free to call ahead to ensure we will be available.
David Pankow, Director
Molly Cort, Managing Editor
Laura DiPonzio Heise, Business Manager
Marnie Soom, Design and Marketing Specialist
To request permission for copying materials from RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press and RIT Press publications, please write or fax us with full information (author, title, complete description of material to be reprinted, and a brief description of your project). If the requested material is to be used in a coursepack, please indicate the expected enrollment; if it is to be reprinted in a book, indicate the proposed print run and price, and the expected date of publication.
We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts at this time. However, if you wish to arrange a meeting to discuss a prospective publication, please contact David Pankow, Director of the Press.
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press and RIT Press respect the privacy of its online readers and customers. We do not use tracking software or any other means to identify visitors to our web site. For each visitor, our Web server does not automatically recognize information regarding the domain or e-mail address. The information we collect is generally used for internal review and is then discarded; it is also used to improve the content of our web site.
Email address policy
We collect the e-mail addresses of those visitors who wish to be on our mailing list. From time to time, we collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail and information volunteered by the consumer, such as requests to be on our mailing list. RIT Press does not make the e-mail addresses of visitors or customers available to other companies.
Mail address policy
If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending email to email@example.com or writing to us at the above address.
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