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