This beautiful Swiss made FAG press is currently on it’s way to the Print Area for installation today. We have been on the look out for a good proofing press for sometime, as it will bring big changes to the way we can print. Traditionally it’s a letterpress press, used for wood type and lead type but we can also begin using it with photopolymer plates for relief (create your own relief plate from digital artwork). The press is coming from Billy Naylor who is going to install it today and will return for a staff induction. It is originally from Kingston College 25 years ago and has been kept in brilliant condition.
The printable area is a huge 45cm x 61cm, a big step up from our Farley. The press is electronic and has rollers which will ink the type and a system for registering your paper, making it great for large print runs of posters.
There will be inductions into using the press as soon as possible, I’ll put more information on your year noticeboards and of course you sign up for workshops on the Workshops blog