Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Alan Qualtrough, Plymouth, United Kingdom

About this press

Serial number: 16.622
Standard equipment: LAR, ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, DAS, ES, FRS, MC, MR, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since:
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 40

Studio: Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Fraser on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹This press in in the letterpress print room at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge UK. It is used by undergraduate and postgrad students of all art disciplines. We also have a Farley proof press and an Albion›

About this press

Serial number: 04.03.027
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: Probably since the 1970's
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Cambridge School of Art›

Our letterpress room is part of the printmaking facility at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. It is used by Undergraduate & Postgraduate students of the art school.

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom

Phil Baines on the FAG Control 405: ‹The press is used to print students work and has been the main press in the college’s letterpress room for 30 years at least. In more recent years we have added a Vandercook, a Heidelberg Platten, and a couple of Adanas.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.05.060
Standard equipment: LAR, ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, DAS, ES, FRS, MC, MR, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: We think the press came from PAL Printing Aids of Pentonville Rd
With actual holder since: Possibly mid 1960s
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London›

The letterpress workshop is one of a number of print facilities at the college. It is open to all students but its primary users are those from the Graphic Communication Design programme. All students will have an induction here as part of a wider introduction to typography, and are then free to use the room for any project work they choose.
In terms of type, we have comprehensive ranges of Caslon, Baskerville, Bell and Univers; and a wide range of other interesting display types from both 19C & 20C.
The letterpress workshop is run by Helen Ingham.

Model: FAG Control 525

Studio: Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Pickstone Edwin on the FAG Control 525: ‹The press is part of the Caseroom Letterpress Facility used primarily by students of the Communication Design Department but is available for use by any student at The Glasgow School of Art. This press is the most used in our collection, primarily to print wood and metal type but also laser-cut materials, photopolymer, 3d printed objects, lino and woodcuts, collographs and anything else that can be made up to type height!›

About this press

Serial number: 03.06.056
Standard equipment: LAR, ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, DAS, DCC, ES, FRS, MC, MR, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: 1975
Originally delivered to: Glasgow School of Art
With actual holder since: 1975
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Glasgow School of Art›

The Caseroom houses the school's large collection of wood and metal types, Columbian Press, Western proofing press, 13 x 18 Heidelberg platen, Risograph and a variety of binding and finishing equipment.

webpage: www.gsa.ac.uk/

Model: FAG Control 525

Studio: Hand & Eye Letterpress, London, United Kingdom

Phil Abel on the FAG Control 525: ‹The press is used on a near-daily basis, for taking proofs of hand set material for scanning and emailing to customers, taking galley proofs of machine set material from the Composition caster, proofing and correcting interns' setting, and large jobs, or short runs that would otherwise need to be done on the Heidelberg SB cylinder press. Phil started using the FAG in 1992, when Hand & Eye was on the premises of Barnard & Westwood, but bought it outright from them in 2007.›

About this press

Serial number: 05.03.037
Standard equipment: LAR, ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, DAS, DCC, ES, FRS, MC, MR, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1992
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Hand & Eye Letterpress›

One of the very few remaining jobbing letterpress printers in the UK, Hand & Eye was started by Phil Abel in 1985, equipped with an Adana 8x5, an Arab treadle platen, a passion for good printing and a pile of typographic journals. The presses are long gone, but the passion remains, and he hopes that we continue, in a small way, the legacy of great twentieth century printers like the Curwen Press. As well as providing a high quality service for our customers, we also print and publish our own fine book editions, and occasionally make our own posters and ephemera. For estimates, sales & enquiries, email phil@handandeye.co.uk.
Also employed at Hand & Eye is Nick Gill, a writer and musician who was lured into letterpress when he wanted to make CD covers. He is the enthusiastic custodian of our Monotype Composition caster and Super caster, which he runs, services and strips down when needed. As well as setting copy for our own jobs on our computer-driven Composition Caster, Hand & Eye Foundry sells founts of type, and various sizes of leading and spacing material. A full list of our matrices is available on our website, and enquiries can be directed to monotype@handandeye.co.uk.
We have 2 week internships that run all year round; applications can be sent to internships@handandeye.co.uk

webpage: www.handandeye.co.uk

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 40

Studio: Ink Spot Press, Brighton, United Kingdom

Les Ellis on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹It is used for teaching people who wish to learn letterpress printing. When they are proficient, such people use the press to print art, art booklets, poem books whenever they book the facilities. The press can be used on several days or evenings and at present a week long summer school is taking place.›

About this press

Serial number: 04.03.23088
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2004
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Ink Spot Press›

Ink Spot Press is an open access studio used by artists to produce prints. As well as letterpress, the facilities allow work to be produced by screen printing, relief and intaglio methods.
www.inkspotpress.co.uk
www.brightonletterpress.co.uk

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 40

Studio: London Centre for Book Arts, London, United Kingdom

Simon Goode on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹Originally belonging to the Nautilus Press and Paper Mill until the late 90s, LCBA acquired this FAG SP-40 in 2011.

Used for general proofing and production work in the studio, as well as teaching, the press is also available to hire.›

About this press

Serial number: 04.04.144
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: Jane H. Reese, the Nautilus Press and Paper Mill, North Kensington, London
With actual holder since: 2011
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹London Centre for Book Arts›

The London Centre for Book Arts is based in Hackney Wick, east London, and runs workshops in papermaking, letterpress & bookbinding, as well as open-access and studio space rental

webpage: www.londonbookarts.org

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

India Wilkins on the FAG Control 405: ‹It is used for printing metal and wood type. It is a bit quirky, sometimes the buttons don't seem to work and you have to press them a few times to make them kick in.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.07.062
Standard equipment: LAR, ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, DAS, ES, FRS, MC, MR, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2012
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Plymouth College of Art›

The workshop is part of the college of art and the equipment is accessed by students from 17 years of age upwards.

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 40

Studio: The Carpathian Press, Berkshire, United Kingdom

About this press

Serial number: 04.04.223
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1991
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: The Print Faculty, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Tom Mayo on the FAG Control 405: ‹The press is used for a variety of jobs on a daily basis, producing posters, cards and other ephemera printed from lead and wood type, and occasionally laser cut letter forms and photopolymer plates.›

About this press

Serial number: 402035
Standard equipment: LAR, ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, DAS, ES, FRS, MC, MR, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2014
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹The Print Faculty›

The Print Faculty is a letterpress design and print studio based in Cheltenham, UK. As well as producing limited edition prints, bespoke business cards and other ephemera, the faculty runs courses for students and design professionals.

webpage: coming soon...

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 52

Studio: University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom

About this press

Serial number: 06.01.002
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, ES, FRS, LAR, MC, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: Since April 2012
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹University for the Creative Arts, Epsom›

The Print Area runs alongside the Graphic Design BA at UCA Epsom. We facilitate screenprinting, letterpress, relief, dry-point etching & photopolymer plates.

webpage: printarea.gdnm.org

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 52

Studio: Whittington Press, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Pat Randle on the FAG Swiss Proof 52: ‹This Press is in use every day at Whittington for the production of books, posters and all general 'jobbing' work. The Press is also used by local artists who use it to edition wood-engravings and lino cuts.›

About this press

Serial number: 06.01.046
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, ES, FRS, LAR, MC, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1980
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Whittington Press›

The Whittington Press was started in 1971 by John and Rose Randle and has now published over 400 books, including 30 editions of its yearly journal, Matrix. The Press employs a monotype operator for 2 days a week and a variety of engravers and artists have access to the machinery.

webpage: www.whittingtonpress.com