Sara Young, as a young kid, remembers watching the type compositors pour hot lead into the type moulds. The clickity click of the Linotype machines, produced type for the family newspaper, PrintAction, being laid out with galleys of type, with hot wax burnishers then placing the waxed type galleys onto the page forms. Whoosh, technology that was relied on for decades disappeared, and PrintAction was produced on a Macintosh computer. Electronic Composition and Imaging was the new magazine that Sara also published in the 1980’s-90’s, that reported on the rapid changes. EC&I Magazine was successfully sold throughout North America on newsstands for another 10 years, until the technology became mainstream and PrintAction reported on the new age of communication.
After selling PrintAction magazine and the Canadian Printing Awards event in 2013, Sara began producing estate sales for those downsizing, or for families that were managing their families’ estates. Sara’s antique knowledge and organizational skills, plus her natural ability to sell and her love of people, makes this choice ideal for her. Still having lots of fun doing estate sales, Sara has been a volunteer at the Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper museum for over 20 years. She thanks the late, great, Lou Cahill for bringing her onto the team and is thankful for the fine folks that she has met on the board over the years.