Page 3 - October 2015
3 FROM THE FROM THE PRESIDENT EDITOR ADLY the summer has AM starƟng this editorial by parƟcularly addressing come and gone already, (and welcoming!) the eleven new members who have how the months ﬂy by. joined our society within the last three months. New At the end of the year our members are the life blood that we need and I believe that editor Tim Honor is stanading the content and interest provided by our monthly magazine down. He has supplied us all is vital to them—and of course, all other members. Thus with an informaƟve, interesƟng the editorial team would be most grateful if new members and colourful magazine for could respond with comments and suggesƟons as to what several years. I look forward to it you most would like to see in Small Printer. This might be dropping through the leƩerbox 'less leƩerpress'—'more historical features'—more 'How it at the beginning of each month. is done'—'Hints and Tips'—etc, etc. Thanks Tim, it's a good read. So please don't hesitate to email us with your thoughts. So far the advert for the You will have gleaned my driŌ of the importance of posiƟon in Small Printer has had geƫng more acƟve members into the society. With the no response. This will give the re-emergence of leƩerpress, both as a hobby and a small E.C. a diﬃcult decision to make at commercial enterprise, I also believe that the Ɵme is right thier meeƟng on the 10th of this for us to further market ourselves as the 'Friendly Society' month. EdiƟng the magazine by that can reach out and provide help and assistance from commiƩee simply won't work. within the ranks of the BPS where so much experience lies. If you would like to take on I have said many Ɵmes, that I would not have been able this important posiƟon please to make a success of my own prinƟng company, without contact me by email: president@ tapping the knowledge base of members and the open way bpsnet.org.uk or our secretary in which they gave of this knowledge. Peter Salisbury: secretary@ To this end I have sent a parcel of back numbers of Small bpsnet.org.uk. And remember Printer to both Caslon Ltd and The St Brides FoundaƟon. other members are available There are regular leƩerpress work-shops at St Brides to assist and support you if and I have asked Richard Lawrence, who runs most of required. Giles our graphic the courses, to menƟon the BPS and provide them with designer has oﬀered to conƟnue a copy of Small Printer (and suggest that they join our providing assistance with society!) I have also asked Roy Caslon to give out a copy design and layout, such an of the magazine to those who buy an Adana or leƩerpress important part of the publicaƟon. equipment from him in the hope of again aƩracƟng more Thanks Giles. prospecƟve mew members. And ﬁnally a plug for the UK Fine Press Book Fair, being held at Brookes University Oxford on 31st October and 1st November. This really is a wonderful and instrucƟve day out for all those interested in ﬁne prinƟng (hƩp://www.fpba. com/fairs/oxford.html). As your editor is oﬀ to Australia again, at the beginning of November, he may not get to the event this year. But I would ask any BPS members that do aƩend, to send me a report—plus pictures please.