Model: FAG Swiss Proof 40

Studio: Bleilaus, Deisswil, Switzerland

About this press

Serial number: 04.04.080
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: Kurt Meienhofer, Zuckenriet
With actual holder since: 2010
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Bleilaus›

It started at some point on a cold winter day in the year 2010. After several month of being on the lookout without any success, I got a call from an old printer who was in possession of an old FAG Swiss Proof 40. Since he had no usage anymore, he offered me his whole studio with several drawers and the press itself. I agreed at the drop of a hat. I was able to pick up a first load which consisted the press and a single drawer. Temporarily, I sheltered them in a small garage without power. That was long ago. Since then, I've been building up a small studio in an old cardboard factory. I do work with lead, wood type as well as contemporary methods like adhesive foil and lino- or woodcuts. Besides creating free work I started getting my first small orders. Whether business cards, posters or invitations I always enjoy combining my learned graphic design skills with the craftsmanship in letterpress.

webpage: www.bleilaus.ch

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 Swiss Proof 40

Studio: De Uitvreter, Winterswijk-Woold, Netherlands

Kees Thomassen on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹Originally the press is made for 380 volt, this is changed in 220 volt›

About this press

Serial number: 04 04 086
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: about 1971
Originally delivered to: P. van Dijk Weesp
With actual holder since: 07.1990
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹De Uitvreter›

I'm printing small booklets, mainly Dutch prose and poetry, just as a hobby.

webpage: www.uitvreter.nl

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 40

Studio: HKB Druckatelier, Bern, Switzerland

Ursula Jakob on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹We use this press for artistic printmaking projects with our students.›

About this press

Serial number: 04.04.221
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: unknown
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 405, FAG Swiss Proof 40

About ‹HKB Druckatelier›

The spacious printmaking workshop at HKB (Bern University of the Arts) provides great infrastructure in the fields of silkscreen, letterpress/relief printing, etching and stone lithography.

webpage: www.hkb.bfh.ch/de/campus/druckatelier/

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 40

Studio: HKB Druckatelier, Bern, Switzerland

Ursula Jakob on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹We use this press for artistic printmaking projects with our students.›

About this press

Serial number: 04.04.243
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: unknown
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 405, FAG Swiss Proof 40

About ‹HKB Druckatelier›

The spacious printmaking workshop at HKB (Bern University of the Arts) provides great infrastructure in the fields of silkscreen, letterpress/relief printing, etching and stone lithography.

webpage: www.hkb.bfh.ch/de/campus/druckatelier/

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: Konstnärs Kollektiv Verkstan Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden

Barrie Sutcliffe on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹This press was recently donated to KKV Göteborg by the Valand Academy of fine arts after they downsized their print workshop. The press remains to be examined, assembled, and installed so we still do not have full information on its features. We hope to have it up and running by Fall 2016.›

About this press

Serial number: 04.01.038
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: October 2015
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Konstnärs Kollektiv Verkstan Göteborg›

KKV Göteborg is a volunteer-run collective artist workshop, with many departments ranging from print to wood to steel to ceramics, glass. KKV also has a modern electronics workshop, including facilities for building circuits, two 3D printers, a Shopbot CNC milling machine, and a large industrial laser cutter. We have recently acquired our FAG proofpress and will be setting it up along with other small-scale printers such as Risograph into a new workshop for artist publications.

webpage: kkvgbg.se/

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 Swiss Proof 40

Studio: Museum für Druckgrafik, Rankweil, Austria

Markus Gell on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹I use this press to print linocuts and woodcuts for artists. I bought this press in 1998 from a junk dealer. This press probably came from Slovenia back then...›

About this press

Serial number: 04.04.136
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1998
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 835

About ‹Museum für Druckgrafik›

«Museum für Druckgrafik» is a public printshop where we still use a lot of old machinery to print for artists. It is also a museum for graphic reproduction, relief printing, gravure printing and lithographic printing.

webpage: www.markusgell.com/

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 40

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

R. Barmettler on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹We use this press mostly in the evening workshop «Elementare Typographie» for proofing, to check the spelling and for adjusting the letter spacing. We also use it for printing envelopes, stationery and small posters.›

About this press

Serial number: 04.03.036
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since:
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 525, FAG Control 405

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 Swiss Proof 40

Studio: Schule für Gestaltung Bern und Biel, Biel, Switzerland

Marc Zaugg on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹We use this press in our letterpress classes at Schule für Gestaltung Bern und Biel. We also have 2 Vandercook proof presses and some lead and wood type. But we also use hand cuts and laser cuts to produce our designs.›

About this press

Serial number: not known
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
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: Slowtype, 67063 Ludwigshafen, Germany

About this press

Serial number: 04.04.011
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: 1968
Originally delivered to: Druckerei Peter, Edenkoben, Germany
With actual holder since: 2008
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Slowtype›

Workshop for handcomposing with leadletters and graphics.

webpage: www.slowtype.de

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 Swiss Proof 40

Studio: The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Tampere, Finland

Kimmo Kestinen on the FAG Swiss Proof 40: ‹It is used mostly for posters etc. The machine is a part of semipermanent exhibition about printing presses of the 1950's. It is a part of a larger exhibition «Our town», which is about doing all sorts of things together. The press was important media for the Labour movement. What is significant, that this part of the exhibition is «living», that is, you can see all sorts of printing press activities in real life using the same methods that were in use in letterpresses. This exhibition has gained some interest in modern typographers also.›

About this press

Serial number: 04.04.193
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: Printmaking Studio Himmelblau, Tampere
With actual holder since: 2009
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas›

The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas is based in the historical Finlayson cotton mill area right in the heart of Tampere. At Werstas, you can visit the Textile Industry Museum, the Steam Engine Museum as well as the Labour Museum's changing and permanent exhibitions.
The exhibitions at Werstas offer an overview of the history of the industrial era, worker population and civil society from different perspectives. The constantly refreshed exhibitions present the most interesting events from the history of social issues, workers’ culture, visual arts and politics. At Werstas, ordinary people take centre stage and their everyday lives, work and the differences between them are recounted in the form of memorable stories. Werstas is a versatile museum with a difference.

The Finnish Ministry of Education has nominated The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, a national special museum with extensive responsibility for museum activities pertaining to working life and social history in Finland.

webpage: www.tyovaenmuseo.fi/?q=en

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 40

Studio: Tiliqua Press, St Peters, New South Wales, Australia

About this press

Serial number: 04.03.041
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment: CP, LAR, ME, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: December 2010
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 40

Studio: Werkstatt Höflich, München, Germany

About this press

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