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