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Kim Lowe (6026)

what goes around comes around – some of           ƒ ½›ãã›ÙÖٛÝÝ ÖÊÝã›Ù ÊÄ Ý«Êó ®Ä 㫛 Ý㠐ٮ—›Ý' ½®ÙƒÙù.
the ‘PrinƟng Places’ in last years issues have    ÖÙ®Ä㛗 ®Ä Ù®—ÖÊÙã Ϗϗϔώ. ΄ã«®Ý ÖÊÝã›Ù ®Ý ›Ý֛‘®ƒ½½ù ÖÊÝ㛗
been covered in the past (the museum in           ¥ÊÙ ½®þ ě½ÝÊÄ ó®ã« ò›Ùù ›Ýã ó®Ý«›Ý ¥ÙÊà ƒ½½ 㫛
Antwerp and Robert Smail’s), and the ‘Name        ›—®ãÊÙ®ƒ½ 㛃׃ė ƒ½½ 㫛 Ýʑ®›ãù΅
the Typeface’ has its’ predecessor in the
leƩers and queries. Older issues noƟceably        ã«®Ý ½®ã«Ê ÝãÊě, Ý㮽½ ó®ã« 㫛 ®Ãƒ¦› Ê¥ ƒ ó«®Ý»ù ½ƒ›½
had more pages of leƩers, compared to the         ÊÄ ®ã ΄¥ÊçÙ çÖ΅, óƒÝ ٛ‘›Äã½ù ¥Êçė ù ùÊçÙ ›—®ãÊÙ ®Ä
five leƩers we have printed in the whole           ƒÄ ƒÄã®Øç›Ý Ý«ÊÖ Ä›ƒÙ ®Äò›ÙěÝÝ. ®ã ®Ý ã«Ê禫ã ãÊ —ƒã›
of 2013, but then many of the older leƩers        ƒÙÊçė 㫛 ›Ä— Ê¥ 㫛 Ϗϗã« ‘›ÄãçÙù, çã ÃÊٛ ›ÄØç®Ù®›Ý
would now be covered by queries, short            ƒÙ› ›®Ä¦ ‘ƒÙÙ®›— Êçã. ®ã ®Ý ƒ ֛٥›‘ã 'ÖÙÊÖ' ãÊ çݛ ó«›Ä
arƟcles and the new compeƟƟons.                   ãÙù®Ä¦ ãÊ ›øÖ½ƒ®Ä ÖÙ®Äã®Ä¦ ÖÙʑ›ÝÝ›Ý ãÊ ‘½ƒÝÝ›Ý Ê¥ ½Ê‘ƒ½
                                                  ݑ«Êʽ‘«®½—Ù›Ä ΄ƒÄ— Ê㫛ÙÝ΅.
Over the next few issues, some items from
Small Printer issues from over 25 years ago
will be reproduced. A large proporƟon of our
membership will have joined since then, so
I hope that our longer-established members
don’t mind some reprints of items to help
celebrate our 70th year as a Society.

The three of us on the Editorial team have
come a long way this year, and I don’t think
Tim and Giles will mind me saying that we sƟll
have a way to go, and I conƟnue to enjoy the
challenges along the way. It’s a long way from
ediƟng my Church magazine, working with a
parish minister who believed that there were
two deadlines, one for everyone else and
one for him (which included phone calls and
emails aŌer 10pm to ‘fit something in’).

So do I regret the offer to help? It does seem
a huge effort at Ɵmes, when we are on the
deadline to get an issue to the printers and it
clashes with a big event or heavy prinƟng load
in the Studio, but then I have the sense of
pride when I see the finished volume. We’ve
recently given out membership forms to
several reƟred printers and to local arƟsts who
wish to print their lino cuts by leƩerpress, and
I’m always showing the magazine to visitors
at the Print Studio. So far I have helped set up
three people with an Adana, with another on
the way You never know, Kirkcudbright could
be a BPS Branch on its own one day!

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