FAG Control 525-MRS

‹The FAG Control 525-MRS is the perfect proofpress for all process engravers who want to make sure that all values programmed at the stage of colour selection with the help of considerable technical equipment are not lost when printing proofs on paper.› FAG Product Catalog, around 1972

The FAG Control 525-MRS was a very late and high technisized letterpress proofpress that was perfect for very exact multi-coloured proofs. The MRS update was the newest update for Drupa 1972 for the Control model line. With the MRS model, FAG created a very high class press as a contrast to the two new Models Swiss Proof 40 and Swiss Proof 52, also presented at Drupa 1972.

Developped for Drupa 1972

This press has been the latest development of the FAG Control 525 for Drupa 1972. The new inking system "S" with two extra rollers for complete regularity of ink transfer from rollers to printing plates over the full length of proof could be equipped with the FAG Densicolor, an electronic measuring device for the thickness of ink films. In this combination, the inking system would deliver a very constant and exact inking of the form/plate.


Pressbed size: 525x720mm
Paper size: 520x720mm
Form size: 520x720mm
Press size (l/w/h): 2.7 / 1 / 1.25m
Press weight: 1200kg
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
Number of presses built: 50–100
Serial numbers: 03.xx.xxx
Built in factory: Avenches, Switzerland
First / last press delivered: 1972 / 1986
Price range: 35'000–55'000CHF
Known presses still in use: 4

Download files*

FAG Control 525; FAG Control 525-MRS; Instruction Manual (de)
FAG Control 525; FAG Control 525-MRS; Parts Catalog
FAG Swiss Proof 52; FAG Control 525-MRS; Parts Catalog

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Please note: for all automatic presses (Control and Swiss Proof Models) it is critical to first identify the generation of the electrical controls: SF1, SF2, SF3 or SF4. Though the schemas might look similar—they are not. An SF3 schema won't be good to fix the electical controls of an SF4 press!

Shop / Studios still working with the FAG Control 525-MRS

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+ cascioeditore, Lugano, Switzerland
+ Martin Thönen, Atelier TypoPresse + Holzschnittatelier, Bern + Schmitten, Switzerland
+ Museum für Druckkunst, Leipzig, Germany