January 4, 2017 — Dafi Kühne

FAG Control 800 on I-O-Auctions

There is a Control 800 listed on I-O-Auctions.com for sale in Tielt, Belgium. I also listed it in the Equipment for sale category.

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May 26, 2015 — Dafi Kühne

100 registrations! Wow!

Yes, we did it! 
Our little community has now grown to a hundred members. Olé!

I would like to say thank you to all the printmakers who registered their presses, sent me photos and provided all the information of their studios! This is great! 
And I would also like to say thank you to FAG Lausanne and especially Mr. Orville, who is always helpful with providing us with tons of informations, great support and also spare parts. Without the help of Mr. Orville, www.proofpress.ch would have never been possible to realize. Thank you. 

We're still keeping our eyes and arms open to welcome some more registrations. Next goal would be 150 members... haha.  If you know any other printmakers or museums who still have/operate a FAG letterpress proof press, let me know and I'll contact them!

Some of our latest registrations are: 
FAG Control 405 at Rainbow Studio, Sachsen, Germany
3 FAG presses at HKB Druckatelier, Bern, Switzerland 
FAG Standard AP-510 Type&Press, Gent, Belgium
FAG Control 900 at Fotoclub, Gränichen, Switzerland
FAG Control 525 at Le Solitaire,  Alizay, France
3 FAG presses at Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig, Germany

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March 24, 2015 — Dafi Kühne

Xavier Michel printing on his FAG Control 800

Xavier Michel from «Au Chiffon d'Encre» (in Meslin-l'Evêque, Belgium) recently posted a video of him printing on his very rare FAG Control 800.  See the registration of his press here.

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October 13, 2014 — Dafi Kühne

FAG Standard CP-550

There is a Standard CP-550 for sale in Germany, near Mannheim. It needs to go very soon! I listed it in the Equipment for sale category.

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October 13, 2014 — Dafi Kühne

90 registrations from 21 countries

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April 14, 2014 — Dafi Kühne

85 registrations from 20 countries!

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March 25, 2014 — Dafi Kühne

Major Update!

The proofpress webpage just underwent some major updates this week. The registration part was just growing too big for the initial page, so we had to restructure some sections. The guys from SUPERNOVÆ (Berlin) did a fantastic job implementing all the new features. Thanks alot!
The navigation is now structured a bit different and has different names – but basically you still find all the same information on the webpage. All the images now have a lightbox. By clicking on the [+] you can browse and click through the images in bigger size. The whole printing press still in use part of the webpage has been restructured in the «Shop / Studio» section. All the studios are now sorted alphabetically which helps alot to browse through.

Right now, the proofpress.ch webpage has 79 registrations from 17 countries. Great! If you still know any more printmakers working with FAG proof presses – please let me know and I contact them to register their presses. Feedback is always welcome!

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March 18, 2014 — Dafi Kühne

75 registrations from 17 countries!

Proofpress.ch is growing! The since the platform has been released in 2012 I have now 75 press registrations from a total of 17 countries. I really hope I can push it still a little more. But also the webpage needs major updates to still fit these 75+ registrations. I am cleaning up the layout right now and discussing to my programmer to get and see if I can bring up the budget for these updates.

I still have a list of over 20 contacts of printmakers that are still working with FAG proof presses. But with some of them it is really hard to reach and talk to them... So if anyone might still know printmakers working with FAG presses or anyone want to help me out with contacting printmakers! You are very welcome to do so!

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February 20, 2014 — Dafi Kühne

New image from FAG Record found!

I found this image of the FAG Record in my digital archive of files. It was a very small contact print from the 1950ies. Still I wanted to use it, since this is probably one of the last image left from that press. It is very hard to get information about the FAG RECORD. Probably it was built in the late 1940ies until the mid 1950ies in Singen. I could not find any more information about this machine in the archives at FAG Lausanne or even at former Haas & Kellhofer in Singen, Germany.

Even Former Chief Engineer at FAG Manufactury Avenches) only saw this model once while he needed to repair one in Sweden (probably around the early 1970ies). He never saw any FAG Record ever since. He also mentioned that repairing it was very complicated because of the central driven cylinder carriage. 

The construction was probably pretty compareable to the central driven Vandercook 219 P that was built in the 1950ies. It is also possible that the size was compareable. See image number 5 to see the Vandercook 219 P.

I personally doubt that there is any of these presses left – but you never know! At least I am happy to now have these 2 images of the FAG Record. Still keeping my eyes open for more! 

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November 27, 2013 — Dafi Kühne

Our big brother in Australia needs our help !

Our big brothers from 'Big Fag Press' in Sydney need to move their 4 ton FAG flatbed offset proofpress again. They set up a crowfunding project called the 'The Big Fag Dance' here.  Please check out the family tree print that Zoe Sadokierski did for the crowdfunding project! I think this is definitely something that is also interesting for us letterpress proofress geeks. Support them if you can!

 

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