Dafi Kühne has launched a website (July 12, 2012) dedicated to sharing information about FAG proof presses www.proofpress.ch. As it develops this page will be archived and the FAG census transferred to to this domain.
This table attempts to catalog existing FAG relief proof presses. Currently, there are 24 presses listed. FAG (Fournitures pour les Arts Graphiques: tr. Supplies for the Graphic Arts) presses were built in Lausanne, Switzerland between 1937 and the 1990s. In the 1960s, FAG was also an importer of Vandercooks into Great Britain and continental Europe. To add or correct data, use the Contact Form. Please note if press has a power carriage. Select column header to sort table.
Model S/N Owner Location Notes
Control 405 02.07.068 Black Moustache Letterpress Switzerland Zurich Adjustable bed
Control 405 Hi-Artz Press UK Luton Control 405 Philipp Hennevogl Germany Berlin Control 525 05.23.037 Hand & Eye Letterpress UK London Control 800 15345 Giovanni Turria Italy Urbino Control 800 15358 Giovanni Turria Italy Vicenza Control 900 05.02.017 Black Moustache Letterpress Switzerland Zurich Power Carriage, Security Stop, Auto Washup, Two Oscillating Cylinders
CP-550 15312 Officina Typo Italy Modena SP40 04.04.036 Roderick Shaw UK Slad, Glos. The Vatch SP40 04.04.147 Plymouth University UK Plymouth SP40 04.04.153 Giovanni Turria Italy Vicenza SP40 04.04.223 Carpathian Press UK Berkshire Hurst SP40 Ink Spot Press UK Brighton SP52 06.01.194 Taller Experimental de Grafica Cuba Havana SP52 unknown Switzerland Basel SP52 P unknown Switzerland Basel TP-510 10755 Musee de L Imprimerie France Nantes TP-510 12068 Giovanni Turria Italy Vicenza TP-550 8815 Someone [Press] Canada ON Toronto TP-550 Jackson Creek Press Canada ON Peterborough unknown Atelier It Plein 19 Oosterlittens/Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam 1960
unknown Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design UK London unknown Musee de L Imprimerie Lyon France Lyon unknown Russell Maret USA New York