Printer’s Proof is a publishing house, gallery and intaglio print studio founded by Master Printer Kell Johan Frimor and Art Historian Olga Zolin. We work with traditional etching techniques and all our editions are printed solely by hand.
Our print studio started its endeavour in a small 40m2 cellar. However, our ambition to make experimental and innovative graphics with the best contemporary artists led us to look for better and bigger premises. When the opportunity came, we moved to an old craftsman workshop in Valby, the South Western district of Copenhagen, whose history can be traced back to 70 years.
We could not have dreamt of a more perfect space. The craftsman’s town, which was designed by Danish architect Ole Vinter in 1953, became an example for the design of industrial areas for minor industries in Denmark.
Printer’s Proof’s move to the new premises, in 2014, gave us the opportunity to realise our vision. In the last nine years, we have published works by more than twenty leading Danish and international contemporary artists. These include Arturo Herrera, Erin Lawlor, Ruth Campau, Anette Harboe Flensburg, Nicolai Howalt and Morten Buch. Alongside our own publications, we have also printed commissions for The Danish Arts Foundation, Den Danske Radeerforening and Danske Grafikere among others. We even exhibited at Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art and participated in Enter Art Fair, Code Art Fair and Art Herning.
As a fine art publishing house we publish limited fine art original editions. Our print studio’s expertise includes all the spectra of techniques in practice in contemporary printmaking. Along with intaglio, we also work with wood and linocut, as well as photogravure.
"Working with a talented Master Printer at Printer's Proof set you free to focus on the inner journey the artistic process is. Kell and Olga assist me in removing any technical obstacles or difficulties I encounter on that journey. I am so grateful that I found this place in Valby, Copenhagen. I never imagined that my printmaking journey would depart from a place so close to my home. To me, and my exploration of colour and artistic space, Valby has become what Houston, Texas is for actual space travelling."
Michael B. Chang
Interviews and what others write about us:
Scan Magazine December Issue 2022
Print Club - The Proof is in the Prints
Artland Magazine - Printer's Proof at Code Art Fair 2018