FAG proof press webpage / www.proofpress.ch

Dear Vandercook friends,

After consultation with Paul Moxon I am happy to announce that the new FAG proof press platform www.proofpress.ch is online! I’ve been working closely with the archive at FAG Lausanne, Switzerland for more than one year (still in progress…)

The webpage is meant to share information about all FAG letterpress cylinder proof presses built from the mid 1940ies until the early 1990ies. It should be a helpful tool for all FAG users to exchange experiences and discuss about their presses and issues. The webpage contains information about the history of FAG Lausanne, a printing press catalog with all built models, a list of users still working with FAG proof presses, a discussion board and a download center with manuals and electrical schemes.

All FAG proof press users are kindly asked to register their studio and presses! I’ve also written a short manual on “How to register you press?” (Please write me an email if you’re interested in that manual). If you know any FAG users please send them my link or send me their email adress! I’d be happy to help anyone registering their pressmodels!

Thank you very much!

Best wishes

Dafi Kühne

 

FAG proof press webpage / www.proofpress.ch

3 thoughts on “FAG proof press webpage / www.proofpress.ch

  • July 13, 2012 at 7:00 am
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    Thank you Gerald. Though FAG exported their presses to all over the world, not many presses made it to the USA. FAG presses were too expensive compared to Vandercooks. If you could send me the contacts of your previous students that might be great!

  • July 13, 2012 at 4:34 am
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    This is great. I’ve recommended the FAG and three of my previous students have purchased reconditioned presses direct. Great presses. Sure wish I would have bought one in the day. They are now cheaper than most of the crap Vandercooks being sold on eBay!

    Gerald
    http://BielerPress.blogspot.com

  • July 12, 2012 at 10:55 am
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    Congratulations, Dafi. This is a tremendous resource. I’ve no doubt it will draw in heretofore unknown FAG presses and operators.

    I’ve added a link to your site on the FAG census https://vandercookpress.info/vanderblog/other/censuses-2/fag/ and will send the data file.

    Some people may be interested to know that an effort has been underway to build an Asbern website: http://asbern.com/. There has been a Twitter account since August 2011 http://twitter.com/asbern.

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