Printer's Proof - Printing & Publishing


Printer’s Proof is a publishing house, gallery and intaglio print studio founded by Master Printer Kell Johan Frimor and Art Historian Olga Zolin. At Printer’s Proof we work with traditional etching techniques and all our editions are printed solely by hand.


Printer’s Proof 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, Printer’s Proof 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 ten years, Printer’s Proof 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 Printer’s Proof's publications, we have also printed commissions for The Danish Arts Foundation, Den Danske Radeerforening and Danske Grafikere among others. 

Printer’s Proof exhibited at Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art and participated at Enter Art Fair, Code Art Fair and Art Herning.


As a fine art publishing house Printer’s Proof publishes 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.

Printer’s Proof invites collectors, curators, art advisors, students, and anyone else interested in viewing our work to schedule an appointment in our studio and gallery or at their location. If interested send an e-mail to

Printer's Proof team at work
Printer's Proof outside view
Thóra Sigurdardóttir at Printer's Proof
Printing Erin Lawlor
Ruth Campau detail
Printing Ruth Campau's project
Visit from Nammagorium
Colour samples
Kunstvandringer at Printer's Proof
Printing Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen
Proof printing Erin Lawlor
Ink colour samples
Printing Michael B. Chang's monoprint project
Detail from one of Birk Bjørlo's etchings
Printing Alexander Tillegreen
Detail from Nicolai Howalt's photo etching
Master Printer Kell Johan Frimor
Detail from Morten Buch's woodcut
Inking Lea Porsager's etching
Honey Biba Beckerlee's etching
Kell Johan Frimor in the studio
Red ink
Printer's Proof team at work
Morten Schelde's hard ground etching
Kell Johan Frimor at work
Thóra Sigurdardóttir detail
Ink cans