Asbern Census

This table lists 79 Asbern proof presses worldwide. Made in Augsburg, West Germany in the 1950s–70s, Asbern presses have fixed beds and rolling carriages.

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AD-172111963Black Rock Press/U. of Nevada RenoUSA, NV, Reno
AD-178031965Tank Dive PressUSA, GA, Norcross
AD-1Little InksNetherlands, Den Haag
AD-134961964Archivio TipograficoItaly, Turin
ADR-167681962Sarah WehingerAustria, Feldkirch
ADR-169541963Ernst-Litfass-Schule / OSZ Druck- und MedientechnikGermany, Berlin
ADR-170211963Hogeschool voor de KunstenNetherlands, Utrecht
ADR-170971963Wheaton CollegeUSA, IL, Wheaton
ADR-171001963Kowhai PressNew Zealand, ChristchurchFormerly owned by Peter Hughes.
ADR-171011963Tom KillionUSA, CA, Pt. Reyes
ADR-172061963PrivateUSA, Private
ADR-172121963DWRI LetterpressUSA, RI, Providence
ADR-172671964Addis Ababa UniversityEthiopia, Addis Ababa Used to roll out clay
ADR-173601964Athenaeum Art CenterUSA, CA, San Diego CA"ADRETTA 1"
ADR-174401964Spork PressUSA, AZ, Tuscon
ADR-174461964Dalsland Konstgrafiska VerkstadSweden, Åmål
ADR-175171964Lyceum PressUSA, CA, Anaheim
ADR-175301964Ink Paper PlateUSA, CA, Point ReyesFormerly at Gruenwald Press
ADR-175331964Cincinnati Art AcademyUSA, OH, Cincinnati
ADR-175371964The Faculty of Art, Music and Design, University of BergenNorway, Bergen
ADR-175421965Montana State UniversityUSA, MT, Bozeman
ADR-176121965fountainheadNew Zealand, Hamilton
ADR-178001965HuiPress PublicationsUSA, HI, Makawao
ADR-178011965Athenaeum Art CenterUSA, CA, San Diego CA
ADR-178651966Lieven PaelinckBelgium, Antwerp
ADR-178951966U. Utah/Book ArtsUSA, UT, Salt Lake City
ADR-178991966Genghis Kern Letterpress & DesignUSA, CO, Denver
ADR-179091966Aidan MawhinneyAustralia, Sydney
ADR-179271966Thomas H. CremannsGermany, Dusseldorf
ADR-179581966Idaho State UniversityUSA, ID, Pocatello
ADR-179601966Jim CarminUSA, OR, Portland
ADR-179871966Press at Colorado CollegeUSA, CO, Colorado Springs
ADR-179881966Mackie OsborneUSA, CA, Los Angeles
ADR-180381966KeaganMeeganUSA, OR, Portland
ADR-181271967Letterpress LettersTokyo, Japan(Imported by E.G. Lindner Co. Ltd,
Composing Room Equipment, Los Angeles, USA)
ADR-181291967Half Pint StudioUSA, UT, Salt Lake City
ADR-181721967Anise PressUSA, TX, College Station
ADR-182071967Institutions Jacques ChaillouFrance, La Chapelle-Montlinard
ADR-182951968Shooting Star PressUSA, AR, Little Rock
ADR-183151968Johan SolbergNorway, Tistedal
ADR-183221968Lewis Jeffrey ZillesAustralia, VI, Ballarat
ADR-183641968Sirima SatamanUSA, CA, San Francisco
ADR-184561969The Hungry WorkshopAustralia, Melbourne
ADR-184671969Point Jaune MuseumSwitzerland, St. Gallen
ADR-185291969AmpersandenFrance, Nancy
ADR-186471970Carlo KrierLuxembourg, Grevenmacher
ADR-186991971UnknownGermany, Bremen
ADR-187301971Actus Reus Press / Lawrence FinnAustralia, Sydney
ADR-1Castle PressUSA, CA, Pasadena
ADR-1Many Names PressUSA, CA, Capitola
ADR-1Tom KillionUSA, CA, Pt. ReyesIn storage
ADR-1Wai-te-ata Press/Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand, Wellington
ADR-268581962Buchdruck MuseumGermany, SoltauFormerly owned by Claus Lorenzen, Großhansdorf
ADR-268591962HaandverketNorway, Fredrikstad
PAK 13423Stigbergets Stamp och PressSweden, Stockholm
PAK1Titi ZaadnoordijkNetherlands, Scherpenzeel
Piccolo82841968davidm.inkBelgium, Brussels
PI-173261964EMPrint PressUSA, SD, Sandhills
PN77911965La TipograficaMexico, Monterrey
PN78691966Steintor-Presse, Medienhaven GmbHGermany, Bremen
R1Grafisch Atelier Den BoscNetherlands, 's-Hertogenbosch
R2Stichting WeerdrukNetherlands, Amsterdam
Rationella I47841957Peter De RoyBelgium, Brussels 4 removable ink units. Used by a four-colour cliche factory to proof cmyk die forms.
Rationella II48791958Marie Verstegen, Atelier Scarabee, Netherlands Netherlands, Volkel
Rationella II62031960Grafisch Werkcentrum AmsterdamNetherlands, Amsterdam
RP36511954Netherlands, Amsterdam
RP37171954Alex BarbaixNetherlands, Amsterdam
RP38991955Ruud HuysmansNetherlands, Rotterdam
RP41871955Eva LebensNetherlands, Den Haag
RP44021956Atelier tBelgium, Bierbeek
RP61761960Rosemarijn van Limburg-StirumNetherlands, Delft
RP63121961Jan van Eyck AcademieNetherlands Maastricht
RPDe Vier SeizoenenNetherlands, Groningen
RPHand-druk-werkNetherlands, Sassenheim
RPZwaluwpersNetherlands, Delft
unknownHolloway Press/U. of AucklandNew Zealand, Auckland
unknownLimerick PrintmakersIreland, Limerick
unknownLJC-persNetherlands, Amsterdam
unknown1959Stichting Mooi WerkNetherlands, Schiedam

Thank you to everyone who has shared their Asbern press data, but especially to Hans van Eijk and Thomas Gravemaker who have reported multiple other presses of which they are aware. TablePress plugin by Tobias Bäthge.

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