Page 3 - December 2015
3 FROM THE FROM THE PRESIDENT EDITOR T GIVES me great HIS WILL be my last editorial as I hand over the reigns pleasure to say a huge to Chris Green, the new editor of Small Printer from the thank you on behalf of January 2016 ediƟon. the Society to Tim Honnor The ﬁrst thing to say is that I have much enjoyed the privilege of and his Editorial team Giles being the editor of our monthly magazine over the last three years. Edwards and Kim Lowe for (How fast they have sped by!) However, whilst I feel that three their sterling work over the years is long enough to hold on to the editorship, there is certainly past three years. a large bit of me that will miss the good banter and involvement Another change in the with so many of you, that this post has provided. It has been par- posiƟon of editor has come Ɵcularly rewarding to work with Giles Edwards, who has brought so around for the society. Chris much design and layout ﬂair to the magazine, whilst, I must remind Green is once again taking you all, holding down a full Ɵme job with the print department of on this important job with York University. And with Kim Lowe who has had a full-on situaƟon the grateful thanks of the seƫng up her own print studio down in Dumfries. E.C. who were beginning to I will miss the adrenaline - and near panics (never) to ﬁll white wonder if they would have space at the last moment. Chris has done the editorship before, to do it themselves. and I can think of no-one who is beƩer equipped to step back Tim and Giles have seen into the editor’s shoes. My knowledge that there have been some through the improvement unfortunate typos and grammaƟcal errors that last minute proof in the look of the magazine, reading have not recognised, has only increased my respect for the by the increased use of full Ɵme editors of our naƟonal newspapers and magazines, who colour. There have been a are really ﬁghƟng the highest of deadlines and having to deal with wide range of arƟcles which both factual and poliƟcal content. So thanks to one and all for your Tim has had to source in support that I know you will transfer to Chris Green in full measure. order to ﬁll the pages of The editorship has also been a catalyst for me in now wanƟng Small Printer, by using his to write an account of my thirty years establishing and growing knowledge of the industry, ‘Piccolo Press’. I realise that during this journey, I met so many along with Giles Edwards many diﬀerent and fascinaƟng people, both amateur and and Kim Lowe. professional from throughout the prinƟng industry. Many of these The new Editor will be are or were, from the BriƟsh PrinƟng Society, without which I establishing his style over doubt I would have ever got oﬀ the starƟng blocks. I also saw the ﬁrst few issues and will prinƟng technology change, if not day to day, certainly year to appreciate comments from year. Whilst this is not a plug for a book sƟll only in outline, I do members who hopefully will hope that the ﬁnished script will provide some historical interest also supply him with lots of to those of us fascinated by ‘print’ in all its aspects; the most arƟcles and photographs. important one of all being the persons who helped one through. Wishing you all a Very So that is another reason to thank you for having made me put pen Merry Christmas and a to paper on a regular monthly basis. Prosperous New Year. So, over to you Chris; and a Happy Christmas and conƟnuing good fortune to all BPS members for 2016 and beyond.