FAG Swiss Proof 52

‹Printing strength, quick ink distribution and precision inking are important facts to produce excellent reproduction proofs from hot metal composition. › FAG Product Catalog, around 1970

The FAG Swiss Proof 52 is the less technisized brother of the FAG Control 525. There was no adjustable bed available, which made this press much lighter than the FAG Control 525. The FAG Swiss Proof 52 was developped in the early 1970ies to be a less expensive alternative to the Control 525-MRS that has been developped at that same time. It was officially presented on Drupa 1972 in Düsseldorf, Germany! FAG also presented the automatic sheet delivery unit PMA (see images) and the automatic cutting device for the Swiss Proof 52 and the Control 525 at Drupa 1972.

FAG would also deliver this press (as well as any other proofpress model) for galley-proof-height, but also any other typeheight needed. 


Pressbed size: 525x720mm
Paper size: 520x720mm
Form size: 520x720mm
Press size (l/w/h): 2.7 / 1 / 1.1m
Press weight: 900kg
Standard equipment: ME
Optional equipment: AR, BRO, CP, ES, FRS, LAR, MC, MVA, RFP, SAF/PMA, SAM, SR, SSL
Number of presses built:
Serial numbers: 06.xx.xxx
Built in factory: Avenches, Switzerland
First / last press delivered: 1971 / 1986
Price range: 17'300 – 45'000CHF (~1971)
Known presses still in use: 14

Download files*

FAG Swiss Proof 40; FAG Swiss Proof 52; General Instructions (en)
FAG Swiss Proof 40; FAG Swiss Proof 52; Instruction Manual (de)
FAG Swiss Proof 40; FAG Swiss Proof 52; Instruction Manual (fr)
FAG Swiss Proof 40; FAG Swiss Proof 52; Instruction Manual (en)
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 Swiss Proof 52

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+ Atelier de la Cerisaie, Paris, France
+ Atelier Dugrip-Picard-Jacomet, Sète, France
+ Graphos, Uster, Switzerland
+ Horus Kunstmalerei GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
+ Martin Thönen, Atelier TypoPresse + Holzschnittatelier, Bern + Schmitten, Switzerland
+ Offizin Haag-Drugulin, Dresden, Germany
+ P98a, Berlin, Germany
+ Papiermühle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
+ Satzwerstatt Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland
+ Taller Experimental de Gráfica, La Habana, Cuba
+ University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom
+ Whittington Press, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom