Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Andate Handpresse, Berlin-Friedrichshagen, Germany

Peter Rensch on the FAG Control 405: ‹I bought this press in 1987. I mostly print my own artists books with handset metal type and wood cuts. Also single sheets prints. I also do artists prints in the same range.
I moved the press 3 times. You could see my daily traces on the press.›

About this press

Serial number: 16652
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: 1987
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Andate Handpresse›

At first my own artistbooks with original-grafics, most colour-woodcuts in limited edition, signed and numbered.
Also commissionprinting for over artists like this. Presenting my works at Frankfurt Bookfair and other exhibtiones. Sorry for my bad english.

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: babyinktwice, Zürich+Glarus, Switzerland

Dafi Kühne on the FAG Control 405: ‹This is the most used press at babyinktwice. I use this press for proofing during the design process and also for production of smaller poster works and postcards.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.07.068
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: 1977
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2009
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 900, FAG Control 405

About ‹babyinktwice›

Babyinkwice is a Zürich+Glarus (Switzerland) based graphic design and letterpress studio focused on designing and printing posters, invitation cards, brochures & magazines for music-, art-, theatre- and filmprojects.
The combination of actual graphic design with the old technique plays a very important role. Using a Macbook, 4 letterpress proofing presses and 1 production printing press from the 60ies, old lead- & woodtype, new lasercut wood-, plexiglas or linoblocks, photopolymer plates, handcut lino or cardboard and so on...

webpage: www.babyinktwice.ch

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: babyinktwice, Zürich+Glarus, Switzerland

Dafi Kühne on the FAG Control 405: ‹This press is just 38 numbers "older" than my other FAG Control 405. I use this machine for proofing and also for production.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.07.030
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: 1976
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2012
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 900, FAG Control 405

About ‹babyinktwice›

Babyinkwice is a Zürich+Glarus (Switzerland) based graphic design and letterpress studio focused on designing and printing posters, invitation cards, brochures & magazines for music-, art-, theatre- and filmprojects.
The combination of actual graphic design with the old technique plays a very important role. Using a Macbook, 4 letterpress proofing presses and 1 production printing press from the 60ies, old lead- & woodtype, new lasercut wood-, plexiglas or linoblocks, photopolymer plates, handcut lino or cardboard and so on...

webpage: www.babyinktwice.ch

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Buchatelier Markus & Birgit Müller, Bubendorf, Switzerland

Markus Müller on the FAG Control 405: ‹This press is used for proofing and production.›

About this press

Serial number: 04.03.021
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: 2008
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 835

About ‹Buchatelier Markus & Birgit Müller›

«Buchatelier Markus und Birgit Müller» is located in Bubendorf, Switzerland. We create exclusive, one of a kind books und special prints and papers. Our products are artistic treasures, which are inspirational and pleasing to the eye.

webpage: www.buch-mm.ch

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 405

Studio: Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland

Larry Byrne on the FAG Control 405: ‹Used every day to proof letter press plates.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.07.114
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: 30+ years
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Druckwerkstatt, Lenzburg, Switzerland

About this press

Serial number: 02.07.101
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: FAG Control 525

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: El Calotipo Printing Studio, Zaragoza, Spain

About this press

Serial number: 02.04.061
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: 2011
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹El Calotipo Printing Studio›

El Calotipo is a Book Arts and Design Center where we work in letterpress printing, screenprinting, engraving and relieve process to create original products, services and features. We produce selected publishers, design according to your needs and make workshops and provide you with all our resources.

webpage: www.elcalotipo.com/

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain

Iñaki Granell on the FAG Control 405: ‹At the Escola Massana, Arts & Design Center in Barcelona since 1929, we use our FAG Control 405 for proofing our letterpress compositions, linocut and photopolymer plates in Typography, one of the main subjects in Graphic Design Vocational Training Degree.
It works as its very first day and it's already part of our family here. "She" is very much appreciated by the students, who have the opportunity of experiencing on traditional letterpress, which today is pedagogically invaluable in the digital environment of our craft.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.04.023
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: 2010
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Escola Massana›

Art & Design School in Barcelona since 1929.

webpage: www.escolamassana.cat

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: F+F, Zürich, Switzerland

About this press

Serial number: 40350
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: FAG Standard TP 510

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Graficki Atelje Mrakuzic, 10430 Samobor, Croatia

About this press

Serial number: 02.04.047
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: FAG Factory/Graficki Fakultet u Zagrebu
With actual holder since: 31.01.2012.
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Graphos, Uster, Switzerland

Sepp Schlegel on the FAG Control 405: ‹We use this press for mostly proofing and smaller sized jobs like business cards for visitors.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.04.075
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: 2009
Other presses at this studio: FAG Swiss Proof 52

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany

Indra Kupferschmid on the FAG Control 405: ‹We mostly use this press for poster works, invitation cards, artistic printing. The automatic wash-up blade has been disassembled.›

About this press

Serial number: 402027
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

About ‹HBKsaar›

Print shop at Academy of Fine Arts Saarbrücken, Germany, for all kinds of student work, fine art / graphic as well as communication design.

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Hermann Bob Gelzer, Lenzburg, Switzerland

Hermann Bob Gelzer on the FAG Control 405: ‹I got this press around 2002 from an old printshop that went out of business near Bern, Switzerland. I use this press for my experimental woodcuts and monotypings.›

About this press

Serial number: 403060
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: 2002
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Hermann Bob Gelzer›

Since 1997, Herman Bob Gelzer is working with paintings and experimental woodcuts at his studio at the old ‹Wisa Gloria Fabrik› in Lenzburg, Switzerland. Besides of water colour and oil paintings he's also been working for quite some time on his experimental woodcuts. For example his work ‹Improvisationen auf Bauplastik›. Since he has owned his FAG Control 405 he has also been working on his smaller sized cuts and monotypings. Hermann Bob Gelzer has been contributing to different exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad.

webpage: www.gelzerart.info

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Lilla Tryckeriet, Stockholm, Sweden

John Losciale on the FAG Control 405: ‹I bougth this press in early 2014. It´s still in a garage dismantled. I'm looking for a new place in Stockholm where I can house both the machines (I have a windmill too) and my designstudio›

About this press

Serial number: 403078
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

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Maschinenraum, Berlin, Germany

About this press

Serial number: 02.07.076
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: 2007
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 839

About ‹Maschinenraum›

MASCHINENRAUM is the relief print studio by the artists Claas Gutsche and Philipp Hennevogl.

We founded Maschienenraum in the beginning of 2012. Our goal was to set up a professional relief print workshop, which suits perfect our artistic needs. Furthermore, we wish that the print studio is open to collaboration with other practising artists, as well as to beginners.

webpage: maschinenraum-berlin.de

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Met Regelmaat, 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord Brabant, Netherlands

About this press

Serial number: 02.06.029
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: 2002
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: MIAT museum, Ghent, Belgium

Armina Ghazaryan on the FAG Control 405: ‹This press is used for proofing and production.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.04.103
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: 1950
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2005
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹MIAT museum›

The MIAT (Museum for Industrial Archeology and Textile) in Ghent, Belgium has a printing department which evolved from small static collection of printing presses to a diversified and active department with about twenty volunteers.

webpage: www.miat.gent.be/

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: R.B. Typolab (BfGZ/ZHdK), Zürich, Switzerland

R. Barmettler on the FAG Control 405: ‹Since this press has an adjustable press bed, we use it for very different paper thicknesses from 30g/m2 up to 300g/m2. After undertaking serious and systematic concept and design development work, we print mostly business cards, stationery, invitation cards, book covers and small posters. We also use this press for printing additional elements to existing brochures. This is the most used proof press at R.B. Typolab.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.05.69
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: FAG Swiss Proof 40, FAG Control 525

About ‹R.B. Typolab (BfGZ/ZHdK)›

R.B. Typolab (BfGZ/ZHdK) is a university workshop based in Zürich. It arose from a fusion of two workshops (Werkstätte f. Typographie und Buchdruck BfGZ / Typowerkstatt HGKZ, today ZHdK) in the year 2000.
Rudolf Barmettler uses this workshop as an introduction to typography for first year students of the Visual Communication Department (ZHdK) as well as for interdisciplinary typographic induction weeks of the Department of Design (ZHdK). Additionally he has been been teaching an evening workshop (40 evenings a year) for over 10 years now. BfGZ teacher René Wäger and Gilde Gutenberg teach Polygraf aprentices in the second year. In the workshop there are about 650 cases of lead type, wood type, bakelite type and magnesium type. Besides the 3 FAG proofpresses there there are other pieces of equipment that include a Vandercook Uni IV (Serial 21477), a Heidelberg Platen press, a Giez platen press, some waxing machines, a FAG heavy duty saw trimmer and some more...
Rudolf Barmettler's students mostly produce business cards, invitation cards, flyers, cd-covers, book-covers, posters and poster series, calendars, poetry books, magazines, proofs and lots of printing experiments.

webpage: www.typetypo.ch

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Romano Hänni, Studio for Design, Letterpress Shop, Basel, Switzerland

Romano Hänni on the FAG Control 405: ‹This press is used for printing hand composed letterpress work and woodcuts. Originally the press was with cylinder drive and motor. It has been changed to hand crank in 1983.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.05.006
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: 1967
Originally delivered to: Fritz Schwager, Handsetzerei, Basel
With actual holder since: 1983
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Romano Hänni, Studio for Design, Letterpress Shop›

Since 1984, Romano Hänni is creating experimental hand-set, letterpress printed books in his letterpress type shop in Basel/Switzerland. Produced beside the computer design work as a self-employed typographic designer. He only works with pieces of type and materials that are available in his type shop. He consciously avoid using printing plates. The books are printed on a FAG Control 405. Hänni teaches, runs courses, gives presentations and takes part in exhibitions on his handprinted books and on book and newspaper design. He teaches individual and group courses in lead typesetting and letterpress printing in his letterpress shop in Basel.

webpage: www.romano-haenni.ch

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Stamperia 74b, Milano, Italy

Gianluca Craca on the FAG Control 405: ‹As a print studio, we're using this press in many different ways, based on the idea of the artist that could be a typographic poster or a xilography with many colors. But, most of the time, we simply use it as a table! In general the objective of a FAG is to create editions of many copies and this doesn't happen really often. But all the time that's a chance, we're so happy to race it!›

About this press

Serial number: not known
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

About ‹Stamperia 74b›

We're a printmaking studio for artist, students and everyone who want to know something more about printmaking. Under the guide of Moreno Chiodini, with over 40 years of experience in many print lab, we manage to assist many artists with all different kind of projects.

webpage: www.74b.it/

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Strong Arm Press, Brisbane, Australia

About this press

Serial number: not known
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: 2013
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Control 405

Studio: Tasmania Polytechnic, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Gilbert Bantoft on the FAG Control 405: ‹We use it for printing Lino cuts, Photopolymer plates and conventional letterpress type.
We find it useful for reduction prints from Lino as the registration is spot on. I run evening classes in letterpress and besides the Fag we have a Chandler & Price 15x10, a Vandercook No 17 press, 3 Adana 5x3, 2 Adana 8x5 and a Heidelberg Platen. The FAG is our most used press.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.04.006
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

About ‹Tasmania Polytechnic›

I am a full time Technician in the creative Arts dept. My background is in Hand and Machine composition. I also run evening classes in Letterpress.
Cheers Gil

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 Control 405

Studio: Typorama, Bischofszell, Switzerland

Paul Wirth on the FAG Control 405: ‹We use this press quite often at Typorama for small editions of prints. Just now we're planning a small Knigge-Series in 5 volumes in an edition of 30 booklets each, 32 to 48 pages each.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.05.031
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: Ziegler, Winterthur
With actual holder since:
Other presses at this studio: FAG Standard 505

About ‹Typorama›

Typorama is a working typographic letterpress and hot metal composition museum. With a typesetting departement, a big machine composition collection from the 19th and the 20th century and and a printing departement Typorama is preserving and encouraging the use of letterpress technique.

webpage: www.typorama.ch/