FAG Control 835

‹The newly designed proof and test press with same gripper and print line as the production presses of similar size. A machine which allows proofing and testing of formes and plates und working conditions, in particular — printing strength, print line and ink coverage. The ideal proof press for any printing plant, photo-engraver and platemaker. › Quotation sheet, late 1950ies.

Moving production from Singen to Avenches

This press has been manufactured in Singen, Germany until 1962. Then they switched the production manufactury from Singen to the brand new manufactury in Avenches, Switzerland in 1962. Only after 2 years of manufacturing the FAG Contol 835 in Avenches, they developped it in to the slightly bigger FAG Control 839.


Pressbed size: 835x680mm
Paper size: 835x680mm
Form size: 825x640mm
Press size (l/w/h): 2.5 / 1.5 / 1.2m
Press weight: 1700kg
Standard equipment: ME, MVA, SSL
Optional equipment: AFR, BRO, DAS, ES, FRS, LAR, RFP, TC, TRM
Number of presses built:
Serial numbers:
Built in factory: Singen, Germany / Avenches, Switzerland
First / last press delivered: 1958–1962 / 1962–1963
Price range: 20'000 – 30'000CHF (~1958)
Known presses still in use: 5

Download files*

FAG Control 835; Instruction Manual (de)
FAG Control 835; Instruction Manual (fr)

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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 835

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+ Buchatelier Markus & Birgit Müller, Bubendorf, Switzerland
+ Martin Thönen, Atelier TypoPresse + Holzschnittatelier, Bern + Schmitten, Switzerland
+ Museum für Druckgrafik, Rankweil, Austria