Riso Print and Publishing Studio

Obra Press creates high-quality Riso prints out of Copenhagen, Denmark. In our small studio we help you finalize your printed matters - such as books, posters, flyers, business cards, menus, calendars and zines.

In January 2022 we finally opened a small corner café and store focused on showcasing printed matter, utilitarian crafts and sustainable products.

We operate a Riso model RZ570EP - a true one drum workhorse. A Risograph or Riso is a digital stencil duplicator first released in Japan in the 80's. It produces stencil paper prints using unique spot colour inks. It is low-cost, sustainable and appealing to everyone who values high quality, unique, tactile and vibrant prints. 

Obra Press was founded with the intention of co-building and supporting already existing creative communities by creating a physical space with room for learning, experimenting and growth. In short, Obra Press works to make printed matter more accessible, more sustainable and more collaborative.

The word ‘obra’ in Spanish means a number of things. It is the work of our hands, a craft and labor, a construction or building site, a piece of art. Obra turns thoughts into actions. We chose Obra as a name because we think that words can act and that words have lives and materiality of their own. Obra Press does the labor of printing and distributing your imagined worlds, making them into a physical and tangible object to hold, cherish and share with others.

New print “Choose your own Adventure” by Li Johnstone (they/them) available in the store🌀⚔️🌠⛰ 

Riso printed. Purple ink on various colored paper from @metapaper. 

🌠the artist about the print🌠

“There are a lot of plot hooks, conversations, conflicts, and remnants of forgotten or beloved kingdoms tucked away in these drawings. For me they’re narratives of whole worlds, landscapes merging with an astral plane, or the dreamscapes of a sleeping dragon. Narratives that weave endlessly as objects and creatures build narrative significance over time. But, you get to choose what it all means, really.

The portal sleeps somewhere between ones retina and the temporal lobe.”
Happy Friday♨️We have good coffee and good looks and Astrid is ready for the weekend🌅

today we are brewing @lacabracoffee and here for your caffeine and riso print cravings!
Only 5 copies left🌀a book about family, endurance and belonging written by @saracheikh. 

“At the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, Sara flies from her home in Paris to visit her grandmother in Western Sahara. Fear grips the world and borders close around her. Stuck in the desert, Sara negotiates the culture clash between the Saharawi society she was born into and her Western upbringing, as she undergoes an odyssey where she faces starvation, arrest, and kidnapping while trying to cross the border into Algeria.”

it seems surreal to be reading about a pandemic, which is still very much present, but which I haven’t fully processed and it’s effects I haven’t fully grieved. How do we make an archive of the on-going? how do we go on telling our stories? I recommend this book for anyone who needs to see there is hope and joy and power even in periods of grief and trouble. 

All proceeds will go to the hospital where Sara was born in the Smara refugee camp in Tindouf, Algeria.
In other good news we’re stoked to announce @not_hats will be available in the shop in a near future!🌀🧶🧢🍂🌏we’ll be first and only retailer in Europe♨️

Keep your eyes peeled on our profile for availability ~ they land in a few weeks or so! 
We aim to be a shop that supports individuals and collectives rather than big corporations ~ we love to see you make things 🌅also bonnets!?🥵





Oldermandsvej 29
2400 Copenhagen