Model: FAG Standard TP 550

Studio: Abteilung Druckgrafik/ Institute for Graphics and Printmaking, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

About this press

Serial number: 11974
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: Oktober 2015
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Abteilung Druckgrafik/ Institute for Graphics and Printmaking, University of Applied Arts›

Artistic and technical introduction to the basics in woodcut and linocut for students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The workshop will enable to find own vocabulary within the medium and secure an independent work.

webpage: www.grafik.ac.at/?page_id=58

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 Control 405

Studio: Andante Handpresse, Berlin-Friedrichshagen, Germany

Peter Rensch on the FAG Control 405: ‹I bought this press in 1987. I mainly print my own artist books, using handset metal type and woodcuts. I also print single-sheet art prints for myself and in commission for other artists. The press has been moved three times. You can see the traces of daily use 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 ‹Andante Handpresse›

I started using this press for my own artist books which have original graphics, mostly colour woodcuts and handset metal type. The books are limited edition and are signed and numbered. I also print books in commission from other artists. I show my work regularly at the Frankfurt Book Fair and other exhibitions.

webpage: www.grafikbrief.de/kuenstler/kuenstler.php4?biolang=1&num=194

Model: FAG Control 800

Studio: Anonima Impressori, Bologna, Italy

Luca Lattuga on the FAG Control 800: ‹Press founded in Vicchio (Firenze) from Tipografia FG. We use it for printing posters and books. Builted for italian type height (24.80 mm).›

About this press

Serial number: 11734
Standard equipment: LAR
Optional equipment: SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: Tipografia Fg - Vicchio (Firenze)
With actual holder since: 10/2014
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Control 900

Studio: ARTE - Maeght Editeur, PARIS, France

Maeght Jules on the FAG Control 900: ‹we use this press to print limited signed editions. for example:
http://www.maeght.com/editions/article.asp?id_categorie=4&id=3325›

About this press

Serial number: 05.04.001
Standard equipment: LAR, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: BAT, BRO, ES, PLA/VAK, SAF/PMA, SAM, TRM
Built/delivered in: 1968
Originally delivered to: Arte Maeght
With actual holder since: 1968
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹ARTE - Maeght Editeur›

This print shop was opened by Adrien Maeght in 1964.

We are using : lithographie (zinc or stone), all technics of engraving (wood, lino, etching, carbo, ...), phototypie, offset, digital.

webpage: www.maeght.com

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 52

Studio: Atelier de la Cerisaie, Paris, France

About this press

Serial number: 06.01.095
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: 1980s?
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Atelier de la Cerisaie›

Studio run by English émigré, Michael Caine, successor to Jean-Luc Lerebourg. Press used essentially for bookwork (often limited edition livres d'artiste) but also general jobbing work (invitations, business cards, bilboquets); posters; imprimées de toute sorte. MC also publishes his books and prints under name Editions Petropolis, using this press for editioning his own wood engravings.
One-man operation with studio closed Mon Tues pm, owner teaching relief printmaking and typography at école Estienne.
An excellent press!

webpage: fb: https://www.facebook.com/cainepetropolis/

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 52

Studio: Atelier Dugrip-Picard-Jacomet, Sète, France

About this press

Serial number: 06.02.029
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, ES, FRS, LAR, MC, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: 1976
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: October 9 2013
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Atelier Dugrip-Picard-Jacomet›

Gravure sur bois et édition d'art
Woodcut and art publishing

webpage: https://twitter.com/Bois_Graves

Model: FAG Standard TP 510

Studio: Atelier It Plein 19, Easterlittens, Netherlands

About this press

Serial number: 15221
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1974
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Atelier It Plein 19›

‘We’ as the «Atelier It Plein 19» may have begun as ‘my atelier’ in 1974 (with an etching press and one 52 x 76 cm letter press), but since 1985 it changed to be a joined atelier for three artists working very closely together (specialising in book making from idea, till finished book, and international presentation).
Since then this has not changed too much, only from the original three there is just me left active (over 67 now and not ‘too active’ as the FAG - letterpress is concerned; the poor thing is to be revised, but the entire atelier is in a state of ‘redoing’ in order to have it ready for (hopefully) a next generation / but surely to have it open to the public with a museum function (the machines and the actual work that comes from them).

webpage: www.itplein19.nl/

Model: FAG Control 800

Studio: Au Chiffon d'encre, Meslin-l'Evêque, Belgium

Michel Xavier on the FAG Control 800: ‹I bought this press as a second owner in 2001. It had a lot of surface rust when I go it. I did some restorations on it and I repainted the machine black.

I use this press on a daily base in my studio. Besides of the FAG Control 800, I also use a Heidelberg KSBA, a tabletop LMW American No.8, a Dainippon Screen KF 124-GL (that is pretty similar to the FAG), a Krause litho press and a huge Julien litho press and an Artley gravure press.›

About this press

Serial number: 15314
Standard equipment: LAR
Optional equipment: SSL
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2001
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Au Chiffon d'encre›

«Au Chiffon d’Encre» is an experimental print studio located in Meslin-l'Evêque, Belgium. Xavier Michel created the studio to approach the design qualities of printed matter in its fullest technical potential.
The studio focuses on 3 main interests:
+ Design (print, object and wayfinding)
+ Artistic printing/fine art printing
+ Research and experimental development.

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 900

Studio: babyinktwice, Zürich+Glarus, Switzerland

Dafi Kühne on the FAG Control 900: ‹This is the largest proofpress at babyinktwice. I use it for large poster works or for landscape-format split fountains. Lifting this press to the second floor was a hassle and I had to bring in a mechanic and a lift for 2 days. Hopefully I never have to move it again.›

About this press

Serial number: 05.02.077
Standard equipment: LAR, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: BAT, BRO, ES, PLA/VAK, SAF/PMA, SAM, TRM
Built/delivered in: 1969
Originally delivered to: Der Bund (Newspaper Agency), Bern, Switzerland
With actual holder since: 2010
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 405, 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: Begiaundi Press, San Sebastian, Spain

Jose Luis Lanzagorta on the FAG Control 405: ‹We have this press since 2015. It comes from Zurich, but we have no further information about it in the past. We use it to print limited edtion posters with wood and lead type, as well as MDF, cardboard, plexiglass and other materials.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.04.019
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: 2015
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Begiaundi Press›

Begiaundi Press is a project initiated by the graphic design firm Estudio Lanzagorta, in 2014.

It is a letterpress printing workshop for graphic experimentation and research, aimed to produce limited print editions on a typographic press, using both lead and wood movable type, as well as other materials, from linoleum, MDF, plexiglass, cardboard... to espadrille soles and coins.

[Begiaundi in Basque means «big eye», and names a large squid, an animal which protects itself expelling its own ink].

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 under license

Studio: Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland

Pawel Tryzno on the FAG under license: ‹According to Mr. Grebien (Former Chief Engineer at FAG Manufactury Avenches) FAG once had a deal with Korrex that if someone would order a press that had to be bigger than the FAG Control 900, they would deliver a Korrex Hamburg Kraft (thats the name of this model) and label it with a FAG plaquette.

So this press is actually a Korrex Hamburg Kraft labeled as a FAG.›

About this press

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

About ‹Book Art Museum›

Book Art Museum is one of the most magical places in the city of Lodz. Its magic comes from the natural way in which books seem to combine their past with their future. This is a place where you can experience the versatility of book form, get as close as to touching the materials used, witness the old-style publishing process and get in touch with the gist of changes that books undergo throughout the centuries. Here in the museum new books come to life as well as exhibition projects and programmes using computer science for education and promotion purposes.
At the same time antique printing devices are being collected and restored, and the historical interiors are being renovated.

webpage: www.book.art.pl/

Model: FAG Control 835

Studio: Buchatelier Markus & Birgit Müller, Bubendorf, Switzerland

Markus Müller on the FAG Control 835: ‹We use this press to print large woodcuts.›

About this press

Serial number: 15061
Standard equipment: ME, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, LAR, RFP, TC, TRM
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1994
Other presses at this studio: none

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 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: Carissimo Letterpress, Vienna, Austria

Alessandro Carissimo on the FAG Control 405: ‹We use this press mainly for printing with our wood type and for bigger formats like posters. We lovingly baptized her Sofia Loren. We also own a Leizig Phönix printing press, called Maria Addolorata. Together they are a perfect team!›

About this press

Serial number: 16611
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: 1962
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2014
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Carissimo Letterpress›

In unserem Grafik und Letterpress Printstudio interpretieren wir den klassischen Buchdruck auf moderne Weise.
Traditionelle Handwerkskunst, zeitgemäße Typografie und Grafik und feine Papiere
sind die Zutaten um außergewöhnliche Druckprodukte herzustellen.

Gedruckt wird auf unserer Druckerpresse "Maria Addolorata" oder wenn es mal ein größeres Format sein soll
gerne auch auf unserer Proofpress "Sofia Loren".

Wir sind aus Freude am Handwerk Letterpress Drucker geworden.
Bei uns gibt es keine Industrieware sondern mit Liebe, Geduld und Präzision
gearbeitete Druckprodukte die bleibende Eindrücke schaffen.

webpage: www.carissimo-letterpress.com

Model: FAG Control 525-MRS

Studio: cascioeditore, Lugano, Switzerland

About this press

Serial number: 03.05.065
Standard equipment: LAR, ME, MR, MVA
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, DAS, DC, DCC, ES, FRS, LAR, PLA/VAK, RAF, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2006
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹cascioeditore›

www.cascioeditore.ch

webpage: www.cascioeditore.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 Standard AP 510

Studio: Chiemgauer Stahlstich Manufaktur, Gstadt am Chiemsee, Germany

About this press

Serial number: 10745
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2013
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Chiemgauer Stahlstich Manufaktur›

We are a printing manufactory and we produce since 2010 fine printed matter.
Our printing methods are:

letterpress
offset
steel engraving printing
diestamping
relief printing
Hot foil stamping
blind embossing
Hot foil printing

webpage: www.chiemgauer-stahlstich-manufaktur.de/

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 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 Standard AP 510

Studio: Die Lettertypen, Berlin, Germany

About this press

Serial number: 10752
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2013
Other presses at this studio: FAG Standard TP 510

About ‹Die Lettertypen›

Die Lettertypen sind eine traditionelle Buchdruckerei die anspruchsvoll hochwertige Akzidenzdrucksachen nach Gutenbergmanier setzt und druckt, heutzutage mehr unter Letterpress bekannt. Gedruckt werden nicht nur die Klassiker wie Visitenkarten und Briefpapier, auch Bücher und Plakate im Format von >A0. Dies machen die Maschinen möglich, die teilweise über 160 Jahre alt sind, und jede dieser Maschinen erzählt ihre eigene Geschichte. Die Lettertypen sind kein Museum, alle Maschinen drucken und zeigen wie schön diese Handwerk ist.
Wichtiges Material ist nicht nur Papier, – das kann auch schon mal aus Italien oder Japan kommen – das fertige Druckgut ist immer die Summe aus Papier, Farbe, Typografie, handwerklichem Können und nicht zu letzt die Sorgfalt der Ausführung die dem Druckgut ein Erlebnis von fast allen Facetten der Haptik geben.

webpage: www.dielettertypen.de

Model: FAG Standard TP 510

Studio: Die Lettertypen, Berlin, Germany

About this press

Serial number: 9674
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2014
Other presses at this studio: FAG Standard AP 510

About ‹Die Lettertypen›

Die Lettertypen sind eine traditionelle Buchdruckerei die anspruchsvoll hochwertige Akzidenzdrucksachen nach Gutenbergmanier setzt und druckt, heutzutage mehr unter Letterpress bekannt. Gedruckt werden nicht nur die Klassiker wie Visitenkarten und Briefpapier, auch Bücher und Plakate im Format von >A0. Dies machen die Maschinen möglich, die teilweise über 160 Jahre alt sind, und jede dieser Maschinen erzählt ihre eigene Geschichte. Die Lettertypen sind kein Museum, alle Maschinen drucken und zeigen wie schön diese Handwerk ist.
Wichtiges Material ist nicht nur Papier, – das kann auch schon mal aus Italien oder Japan kommen – das fertige Druckgut ist immer die Summe aus Papier, Farbe, Typografie, handwerklichem Können und nicht zu letzt die Sorgfalt der Ausführung die dem Druckgut ein Erlebnis von fast allen Facetten der Haptik geben.

webpage: www.dielettertypen.de

Model: FAG Standard AP 550

Studio: Druckwerk Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Marcel Göhring on the FAG Standard AP 550: ‹This press used to belong to «Basler Schule für Gestaltung». We use it for proofing as well as for production.›

About this press

Serial number: 14955
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since:
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Druckwerk Basel›

The 180m2 workshop enables the realization of different printjobs. We set great value on the individual consultation – from the development of the printing blocks to the production run. We have a wide range of printing papers, inks and other materials.

webpage: www.druckwerk.ch

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 525

Studio: Druckwerkstatt, Lenzburg, Switzerland

About this press

Serial number: 03.07.012
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:
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 405

Model: FAG Standard AP 550

Studio: Drukwerk Cursief, Rotterdam, Netherlands

About this press

Serial number: 11990
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, RFP, 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 Control 525

Studio: edition carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany

Thomas Siemon on the FAG Control 525: ‹I use this press regularly for small editions of wood and linocuts. Especially with woodcuts the adjustable bed is helpful.
I had quite some trouble with the electrics of this machine the old relais seem to be the problem. After cleaning them it works fine.›

About this press

Serial number: 0305003
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: 1999
Other presses at this studio: FAG Standard TP 510, FAG Control 839

About ‹edition carpe plumbum›

Carpe Plumbum is a workshop for letterpress and relief printing, located in the “Spinnerei” in Leipzig – a former Cotton factory
that now hosts artists, designers and galleries.

In the workshop hundreds of typecases and several presses (from 3 FAG proof presses to the 70x100cm “Präsident” Cylinder press) offer varied possibilities for printwork.

I work together with artists and designers, printing cards and small editions, as well as larger editions such as posters and books; for example all the original graphic LUBOK books are printed here. See www.lubok.de for more.

webpage: www.carpe-plumbum.de

Model: FAG Control 839

Studio: edition carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany

Thomas Siemon on the FAG Control 839: ‹I use this press regularly for small editions of wood and linocuts.
It came from Atelier Weidman in Basel and I had an interesting discussion withe the german custom guys when I brought it to Leipzig. They thought it might be a very valuable peace of "high-tech"...›

About this press

Serial number: 16304
Standard equipment: ME, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, LAR, ME, MVA, RFP, TC, TRM
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2008
Other presses at this studio: FAG Standard TP 510, FAG Control 525

About ‹edition carpe plumbum›

Carpe Plumbum is a workshop for letterpress and relief printing, located in the “Spinnerei” in Leipzig – a former Cotton factory
that now hosts artists, designers and galleries.

In the workshop hundreds of typecases and several presses (from 3 FAG proof presses to the 70x100cm “Präsident” Cylinder press) offer varied possibilities for printwork.

I work together with artists and designers, printing cards and small editions, as well as larger editions such as posters and books; for example all the original graphic LUBOK books are printed here. See www.lubok.de for more.

webpage: www.carpe-plumbum.de

Model: FAG Standard TP 510

Studio: edition carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany

Thomas Siemon on the FAG Standard TP 510: ‹I usually use this press as a proof press when working with type or linotype or for small edition. Nice simple press without electric trouble.›

About this press

Serial number: 12079
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1999
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 525, FAG Control 839

About ‹edition carpe plumbum›

Carpe Plumbum is a workshop for letterpress and relief printing, located in the “Spinnerei” in Leipzig – a former Cotton factory
that now hosts artists, designers and galleries.

In the workshop hundreds of typecases and several presses (from 3 FAG proof presses to the 70x100cm “Präsident” Cylinder press) offer varied possibilities for printwork.

I work together with artists and designers, printing cards and small editions, as well as larger editions such as posters and books; for example all the original graphic LUBOK books are printed here. See www.lubok.de for more.

webpage: www.carpe-plumbum.de

Model: FAG Control 900

Studio: Edition Eupalinos, Schaan, Liechtenstein

Hansjörg Quaderer on the FAG Control 900: ‹I got this press 30 years ago from BVD, Vaduz. I moved this heavy piece three times – definitely the last time in the year 2000 when I built my studio around this press...
I use the FAG Control 900 for woodcuts and general letterpress prints.›

About this press

Serial number: 05.03.020
Standard equipment: LAR, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: BAT, BRO, ES, PLA/VAK, SAF/PMA, SAM, TRM
Built/delivered in: 1968
Originally delivered to: BVD, Vaduz
With actual holder since: 1983
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Edition Eupalinos›

Artstudio of Hansjörg Quaderer.

webpage: www.eupalinos.li

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 Standard TP 550

Studio: Eric Andersen, Zürich, Switzerland

About this press

Serial number: 8809
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, 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 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 Standard TP 510

Studio: F+F, Zürich, Switzerland

About this press

Serial number: 6890
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: Max Balthis, then Engler Satz, Zürich
With actual holder since: 1990
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 405

Model: FAG Standard CP 550

Studio: Familia Plomez, Madrid, Spain

Familia Plomez on the FAG Standard CP 550: ‹We use this press to make posters.›

About this press

Serial number: 15259
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: National Geographic Institute. Madrid, Spain.
With actual holder since: Since 2013
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Familia Plomez›

We are a cultural association dedicated to preserve and teach old printing techniques and everything about letters through workshops and classes.

webpage: www.familiaplomez.com

Model: FAG Control 900

Studio: Fotoclub, Gränichen, Switzerland

About this press

Serial number: not known
Standard equipment: LAR, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: BAT, BRO, ES, PLA/VAK, SAF/PMA, SAM, TRM
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since:
Other presses at this studio: none

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: Grafička radionica ABAco, Nova Gradiska, Croatia

Kristijan Abramovic on the FAG Control 525: ‹The press is located in Nova Gradiska, Croatia, at our printing shop named ABAco. We imported it from Osterreich in 1993 and use it since then.›

About this press

Serial number: 03.06.061
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: 1993
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Grafička radionica ABAco›

Although we are digital printing shop equipped with modern printing, cutting and other finishing equipment, my father is oldschool graphic designer/printer and loves to use old machines that he started bussines with, so occasionally we use FAG Form for printing & proofing artistic posters or other exclusive printing materials and sometimes also for creasing.

webpage: www.abaco.hr

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 Swiss Proof 52

Studio: Graphos, Uster, Switzerland

Sepp Schlegel on the FAG Swiss Proof 52: ‹We use this press mostly for bigger sized wood- and linocuts. The cylinder sheet brush (BRO) has been disassembled over the time. This press has a Ink Duct with distributor (ES), which keeps the inking perfect for longer runs. The quality is remarkably good!›

About this press

Serial number: 06.01.013
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: 2009
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 405

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 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: HKB Druckatelier, Bern, Switzerland

Ursula Jakob on the FAG Control 405: ‹We use this press for artistic printmaking projects with our students.›

About this press

Serial number: 02.06.055
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: unknown
Other presses at this studio: FAG Swiss Proof 40, 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: 04.04.221
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 52

Studio: Horus Kunstmalerei GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

About this press

Serial number: 06.02.079
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, ES, FRS, LAR, MC, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: 1979
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2009
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Horus Kunstmalerei GmbH›

Horus is an artistic wall painting business with 10 employees. We produce art prints in small editions, especially for customer relationship management. We don't take orders from third parties. Beside of the FAG SP52 we also have an A4 Heidelberg platen.

webpage: www.horus-hamburg.de

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 Control 839

Studio: La Chose Typo, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Xavier Zwiller on the FAG Control 839: ‹I bought this press in 2013 from some passionated typographers in a close region from Auvergne (FR). These people had problems to install the press in their studio so it lay dismantled in storage. I hired a transporter and it took me quite some time to properly install the press and get it working. Now it is a real pleasure to print some posters on it!›

About this press

Serial number: 16260
Standard equipment: ME, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, LAR, ME, MVA, RFP, TC, TRM
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2013
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Control 525

Studio: Le Solitaire, Alizay, France

About this press

Serial number: 03.06.024
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:
Originally delivered to: Jacques Soumagne SA, Chambray
With actual holder since: 2005
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Standard LP 550

Studio: Letterpress.fr, Paris, France

About this press

Serial number: 12017
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: Atelier Weidmann, Basel, Switzerland
With actual holder since: March 2013
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Letterpress.fr›

Wedding invitations, birth announcements, stationary, bespoke work for design studios

webpage: www.letterpress.fr

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 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 525-MRS

Studio: Martin Thönen, Atelier TypoPresse + Holzschnittatelier, Bern + Schmitten, Switzerland

Martin Thönen on the FAG Control 525-MRS: ‹The Control 525-MRS is situatet at my studio in Schmitten, Canton Fribourg, Switzerland.

I use my presses to print wood cuts, wood cut calendars, wood cut cards, artists books, artists portfolios, wood cut catalogs, invitationcards and posters for exhibitions.›

About this press

Serial number: 05.03.063
Standard equipment: LAR, ME, MR, MVA
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, DAS, DC, DCC, ES, FRS, LAR, PLA/VAK, RAF, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: Klischeeanstalt Busag, Niederwangen
With actual holder since: 1986
Other presses at this studio: FAG Swiss Proof 52, FAG Control 835

About ‹Martin Thönen, Atelier TypoPresse + Holzschnittatelier›

Martin Thönen is a skilled typesetter. He did his education at «Schule für Gestaltung» in Bern, Vevey, Geneva and Essen.
He graduated at «Technikerschule für die Druckindustrie» in Bern.
Since 1965 he is working with woodcuts on his own printing presses.

webpage: www.martinthoenen.ch

Model: FAG Control 835

Studio: Martin Thönen, Atelier TypoPresse + Holzschnittatelier, Bern + Schmitten, Switzerland

Martin Thönen on the FAG Control 835: ‹The Control 835 is situatet at my studio in Schmitten, Canton Fribourg, Switzerland.

I use my presses to print wood cuts, wood cut calendars, wood cut cards, artists books, artists portfolios, wood cut catalogs, invitationcards and posters for exhibitions.›

About this press

Serial number: 12907
Standard equipment: ME, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, LAR, RFP, TC, TRM
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: Buchdruckerei Stämpfli, Bern
With actual holder since: 1988
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 525-MRS, FAG Swiss Proof 52

About ‹Martin Thönen, Atelier TypoPresse + Holzschnittatelier›

Martin Thönen is a skilled typesetter. He did his education at «Schule für Gestaltung» in Bern, Vevey, Geneva and Essen.
He graduated at «Technikerschule für die Druckindustrie» in Bern.
Since 1965 he is working with woodcuts on his own printing presses.

webpage: www.martinthoenen.ch

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 52

Studio: Martin Thönen, Atelier TypoPresse + Holzschnittatelier, Bern + Schmitten, Switzerland

Martin Thönen on the FAG Swiss Proof 52: ‹I bought this press new in 1973. The Swiss Proof 52 is situatet at my wood cut studio in Bern, Switzerland.

I use my presses to print wood cuts, wood cut calendars, wood cut cards, artists books, artists portfolios, wood cut catalogs, invitationcards and posters for exhibitions.›

About this press

Serial number: 06.01.74
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, ES, FRS, LAR, MC, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: 1973
Originally delivered to: Holzschnittatelier, Martin Thönen, Bern
With actual holder since: 1973
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 525-MRS, FAG Control 835

About ‹Martin Thönen, Atelier TypoPresse + Holzschnittatelier›

Martin Thönen is a skilled typesetter. He did his education at «Schule für Gestaltung» in Bern, Vevey, Geneva and Essen.
He graduated at «Technikerschule für die Druckindustrie» in Bern.
Since 1965 he is working with woodcuts on his own printing presses.

webpage: www.martinthoenen.ch

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 839

Studio: Maschinenraum, Berlin, Germany

About this press

Serial number: 16347
Standard equipment: ME, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, LAR, ME, MVA, RFP, TC, TRM
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: Jan 2012
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 405

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 525

Studio: Matijevic Blister, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia

Dusan Matijevic on the FAG Control 525: ‹This press is used for cutting plastic sheets. We bought it in June 2013 from our friend. Before us, he used it for graphic printing.›

About this press

Serial number: 03.07.005
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: 2013
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Matijevic Blister›

We make plastic packaging of all kind, for example food.

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 Standard CP 510

Studio: Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany

Helmut Bohlmann on the FAG Standard CP 510: ‹We use this press mainly to print woodcuts and linocuts, but also for handset forms with school projects.›

About this press

Serial number: 10475
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, 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 ‹Museum der Arbeit›

Our printshop is part of the Museum of Work in Hamburg, Germany. Our print workshop is equipped with a Heidelberg OHZ, a Heiderlberg OHT, a Linotype from 1926 and a Monotype from around 1960 – all in working condition.
We have daily demontrations on Monotype and Linotype typecasting, single type casting, wood type cutting and typesetting. We are always producing something... We also do demonstrations for schools and even birthday parties.
The workshop is run voluntarily by retired typesetters and printmakers.

webpage: www.museum-der-arbeit.de

Model: FAG Control 835

Studio: Museum für Druckgrafik, Rankweil, Austria

Markus Gell on the FAG Control 835: ‹I use the Control 835 for printing woodcuts and linocuts for artists. Sometimes also in the combination with leadtype.
I got this press in the year 2000 from «Druckerei Fehr» in Adliswil, Switzerland.›

About this press

Serial number: 15153
Standard equipment: ME, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, LAR, RFP, TC, TRM
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2000
Other presses at this studio: FAG Swiss Proof 40

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: 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 Control 405

Studio: Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig, Germany

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: FAG Standard TP 510, FAG Control 525-MRS

Model: FAG Control 525-MRS

Studio: Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig, Germany

About this press

Serial number: not known
Standard equipment: LAR, ME, MR, MVA
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, DAS, DC, DCC, ES, FRS, LAR, PLA/VAK, RAF, 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 405, FAG Standard TP 510

Model: FAG Standard TP 510

Studio: Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig, Germany

About this press

Serial number: not known
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since:
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 405, FAG Control 525-MRS

Model: FAG Standard CP 550

Studio: Officina Typo, Modena, Italy

Silvano Babini on the FAG Standard CP 550: ‹The 15312 was purchased by «Vaccari Zincografica Organisation Capitini of Modena» from Milano in 1972. We purchased the press vorm «Vaccari Zincografica Organisation Capitini of Modena» in 2007 after it has been abandoned for nearly 10 years. Since 2007 we have been using this press to print small posters and editions on a regular base.›

About this press

Serial number: 15312
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2007
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Officina Typo›

Officina Typo was founded as a hobby workshop for their love for typography by two retired graphic designers: Gina Paolini and Silvano Babini.
Over the years we have recovered some printing presses saving it from demolition including the FAG Standard CP 550.

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 52

Studio: Offizin Haag-Drugulin, Dresden, Germany

About this press

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

Model: FAG Standard AP 550

Studio: P98a, Berlin, Germany

About this press

Serial number: 14946
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, RFP, 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 52, FAG Standard TP 510

Model: FAG Standard TP 510

Studio: P98a, Berlin, Germany

About this press

Serial number: 14857
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, 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 52, FAG Standard AP 550

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 52

Studio: P98a, Berlin, Germany

About this press

Serial number: 06.02.079
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, ES, FRS, LAR, MC, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL
Built/delivered in: 1979
Originally delivered to: it was at Horus in HAmburg
With actual holder since: 10/2016
Other presses at this studio: FAG Standard TP 510, FAG Standard AP 550

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 52

Studio: Papiermühle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Stefan Meier on the FAG Swiss Proof 52: ‹Though temporarily in storage now, we used this press to print chromatic wood cuts for editions. Since the renovation and reorganisation of the printing department at Papiermühle Basel in 2011, this press has been put in our storage for later use.›

About this press

Serial number: 06.01.201
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: BaZ-Druckerei, Basel
With actual holder since: 1984
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Papiermühle Basel›

At Basel Paper Mill we print business cards, certificates and diplompas, wedding invitations, birth announcements and invitation cards. We also do family chronicles, chromatic wood cuts or copper engravings. Since we cast our own type, we can also set and print larger copies. We print high quality reproductions of 18th and 19th century books. We use hand composition aswell as Monotype and Linotype.

webpage: www.papiermuseum.ch

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 Standard AP 550

Studio: PoliphilusPresse, Gloggnitz, Austria, Austria

About this press

Serial number: 13126
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1999
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹PoliphilusPresse›

Aus Freude am Handwerk ist meine Handsatz- und Buchdruckwerkstätte entstanden. Nach vielen Jahren des Suchens und Findens kann ich nun aus einer außergewöhnlichen Sammlung an Bleisatztypen wählen. Mit den im Laufe der Jahre gesammelten bzw. neu gegossenen Schriften werden kleine Buchprojekte bzw. Akzidenzen produziert. Alles geschieht nebenberuflich, aber umso leidenschaftlicher.

webpage: www.typografie.co.at

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 525

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

R. Barmettler on the FAG Control 525: ‹We bought this press in the year 2000 from FAG Lausanne for 464.40 CHF. We originally used to run this press as a semi-automatic press, but since the fusion of the workshops we modified it to be hand-cranked for use by our undergraduate students.
After undertaking serious and systematic concept and design development work, we use this press for poster jobs up to the size of 50x70cm. We also use it for invitation cards and artistic experiments.›

About this press

Serial number: 16842 MI
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: 2000
Other presses at this studio: FAG Swiss Proof 40, 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: 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 Control 405

Studio: Rainbow, Sachsen, Germany

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: 2012
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Rainbow›

We are a Collective of four People running a design studio and printshop called RAINBOW.
We work together in Leipzig since 2013.
We make mainly posters for bands with silkscreen and letterpress.

webpage: www.rainbow-posters.com

Model: FAG Control 900

Studio: Raphaël Leleufre, Paris, France

About this press

Serial number: 05.04.070
Standard equipment: LAR, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: BAT, BRO, ES, PLA/VAK, SAF/PMA, SAM, TRM
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2012
Other presses at this studio: none

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 Standard TP 550

Studio: Satzwerstatt Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland

Arthur Fischbach on the FAG Standard TP 550: ‹We use this press to print smaller cards and diplomas up to the format A3. We use it in our guided tours for visitors to print their names as a souvenir.›

About this press

Serial number: 15231
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: Druckerei Vogt-Schild / Solothurner Zeitung
With actual holder since: 1999
Other presses at this studio: FAG Swiss Proof 52

About ‹Satzwerstatt Solothurn›

«Satzwerkstatt Solothurn» is run by «Grafische Vereinigung Solothurn» that was foundet in 1904. On the occasion of the 100 year jubilee in 2004, the «GVS» organised a widely noticed exhibition with some experimental typo prints from the «Satzwerkstatt Solothurn».

A small group of volunteers is running the workshop and keeping the heritage of «GVS» alive.

Model: FAG Swiss Proof 52

Studio: Satzwerstatt Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland

Arthur Fischbach on the FAG Swiss Proof 52: ‹We use this press to print experimental typo layouts in the size of A2. We bought this press in 2002 from a printshop in Basel that went out of business.›

About this press

Serial number: 06.01.094
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: 2002
Other presses at this studio: FAG Standard TP 550

About ‹Satzwerstatt Solothurn›

«Satzwerkstatt Solothurn» is run by «Grafische Vereinigung Solothurn» that was foundet in 1904. On the occasion of the 100 year jubilee in 2004, the «GVS» organised a widely noticed exhibition with some experimental typo prints from the «Satzwerkstatt Solothurn».

A small group of volunteers is running the workshop and keeping the heritage of «GVS» alive.

Model: FAG Standard CP 550

Studio: Schuldruckerei der Wolfbuschschule, Stuttgart, Germany

Werner Schaal on the FAG Standard CP 550: ‹Our school decided under aprovement of the parents' association to buy this press for 2'500DM back in 1985. We mostly use this press for image imprints in text books and for our christmas cards.›

About this press

Serial number: 7838
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1985
Other presses at this studio: none

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 Standard TP 550

Studio: SKISS GmbH, Emmenbrücke/Luzern, Switzerland

About this press

Serial number: 5805
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: February 2012
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹SKISS GmbH›

SKISS is a company specializing in graphic and communication design. We are currently in the process of branching out into letterpress. By doing this, we aim to bring together the worlds of contemporary, computer-aided design on the one hand and the traditional methods of manual typesetting on the other, in order to achieve exciting new synergies.

webpage: www.skiss.ch

Model: FAG Standard AP 550

Studio: Slow Print, Helmond, Netherlands

Jan-Willem van der Looij on the FAG Standard AP 550: ‹Just love my FAG press it is so versatile. I mainly print with wooden type and now and than with lead type.›

About this press

Serial number: 14966
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: juli 2007
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Slow Print›

Slow Print is a small letterpress studio located in Helmond. It is a one-man operation and was established in 1999 with the purchase of a Heidelberg platen press. Later on I discovered the existence of the so-called proofing press. I purchased my press in Bremen, Germany.

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 Standard TP 550

Studio: Someone.ca, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aaron Benson on the FAG Standard TP 550: ‹We use the Fag Standard on a daily basis in our storefront shop in Toronto - someone.ca

We use it for posters, business cards, invitations, announcements and literary ephemera.›

About this press

Serial number: not known
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1969
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹Someone.ca›

Someone.ca is a commercial design studio that also operates a boutique storefront providing letterpress printing in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The Someone.ca team works with companies and individuals providing brand development, creative, design, art direction website design and development. In the storefront, we produce work on our Fag Standard TP550 and our Challenge Gordon Platen press.

webpage: www.someone.ca

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 Swiss Proof 52

Studio: Taller Experimental de Gráfica, La Habana, Cuba

About this press

Serial number: 06.01.194
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:
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 525

Studio: Tehniški Muzej Slovenije, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Martina Orehovec on the FAG Control 525: ‹This is our FAG printing press from the collection of the printing department in Technical museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana.›

About this press

Serial number: not known
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: Delo Printing Company, Ljubljana
With actual holder since: 1999
Other presses at this studio: none

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 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 Standard AP 550

Studio: The Tilbury Press, Sydney, Australia

Matthew Tilbury on the FAG Standard AP 550: ‹I picked this press up (in had been dormant for 20 years) from an engravers in Sydney. Only got two sets of rollers unfortunately but other than that I believe it's complete.›

About this press

Serial number: 15245
Standard equipment: ME, MR
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: Novagraphics Sydney Australia
With actual holder since: 2004
Other presses at this studio: none

About ‹The Tilbury Press›

Tinker in my own time.

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 Standard AP 510

Studio: Type & Press, Gent, Belgium

Armina Ghazaryan on the FAG Standard AP 510: ‹I use it for proofing during the design process, for production of posters and artistic printing.›

About this press

Serial number: 14842
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, 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 ‹Type & Press›

Type & Press is a tiny letterpress studio in Gent, Belgium. Armina Ghazaryan is a multilingual graphic designer & occasional letterpress practitioner. Volunteer at the MIAT museum, Gent, Belgium.

webpage: www.typeand.press/

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/

Model: FAG Standard 505

Studio: Typorama, Bischofszell, Switzerland

Paul Wirth on the FAG Standard 505: ‹We got this press in 1983 from the «Maschinensetzerschule» in Luzern. We are in the process of setting up a section to teach children to typeset at Typorama. This is where we're gonna use this press.›

About this press

Serial number: 9722
Standard equipment:
Optional equipment:
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 1983
Other presses at this studio: FAG Control 405

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/

Model: FAG Standard TP 510

Studio: Umtrieb, Kiel, Germany

Katharina Jesdinsky on the FAG Standard TP 510: ‹I found this press in a hobby room in a suburb of Hamburg. I bougth it in 2008 for 80 Euros! I mainly use the TP-510 for small editions and certificates, but also for dust jackets and smaller posterjobs.›

About this press

Serial number: 10501
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2008
Other presses at this studio: none

Model: FAG Standard TP 510

Studio: Union Street Printmakers, Adelaide, Australia

Simone Tippett on the FAG Standard TP 510: ‹Obtained press recently. Currently restoring it.›

About this press

Serial number: 12134
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, HFF, LAR, MC, PLA/VAK, RFP, SR, SSL, TC
Built/delivered in: not known
Originally delivered to: not known
With actual holder since: 2012
Other presses at this studio: none

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 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

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