design


We receive artworks from talented people and help them developing their ideas. You are free to print or not with us, it's up to you.When it comes to graphic design, we do everything related to printed matter (publications, flyers, posters...), visual identity and advertisement.

printing


RISO Printer-Duplicator is a stencil printer designed mainly for high-volume photocopying, duplicating and printing.We are using a Riso SF 9350 machine and you can print posters, business cards, brochures, publications or any other printed matter material.If you think your project suits Riso technique you should try our services!

paper specificationsPrintable Area: 291 x 413mmPaper Weight: 46g to 250gPaper size: 100x148 mm to 310x432 mmRiso printers can only print on uncoated paper. paper in storageMunken: Kristall, Lynx, PureNautilusThese are the papers that we most work with usually in 120g/150g/170g/250g. Please have in mind that we might need to order paper to complete the production of your work and it can take some days.
available coloursyellow – Yellow U fluorescent Pink – 806 U bright Red – 185 U green – 354 U blue – 3005 U burgundy – 7419 Ublack – Black U

There are no limit for the number of colours used, but please have in mind the ink saturation in the paper.
We like to leave a 24 hour interval between each colour printed. In case of dense and large areas, it can take longer – this to reduce ink transfer/drag/smudge marks.


opacityRiso inks are not 100% opaque which allows them to be easily blended into making new colours and variants. This is considered as an advantage when you are developing a design that uses a third colour that can be easily made out of combing the two colours.
expressionThere are 2 main expression in Riso: haltone and grain touch.halftones: This expression shows in a grid like organised dots.The risograph machine automatically processes greyscale images and applies a halftone screen with customizable LPI and angles. If you have a specific preference, please indicate the LPI number when submitting your job. If you have a customised halftone screen, or a dither pattern, that you want to apply in printing, you should then make your image with that halftone and export it as a 600 DPI Bitmap file.> If this seems too complicated you can always just choose the size of your dots: very fine, medium and large :)
grain touch:Here the images are represented by unorganised very fine dots. It appears to be a more organic expression.
conditionersThe risograph doesn't produce perfect results as an offset or laser printer. Its unpredictability and messiness is its charm! registration:Because each colour has to be printed separately (meaning that the paper has to go through the machine a number of times) there will always be a degree of mis-registration when printing several colours. The most interesting designs can be those that take this in consideration when using Riso technique. Using bleed and trapping is something to bring into your design in order to make it work.
feed marks & double sided marks:The machine uses rubber tires to feed the paper into the press so you should expect print marks, especially when printing with more than one colour or double sided (even with 24 hour drying intervals). But most of the times it is possible to (easily) rubb it off with an eraser. ink transfer:There will be always ink transfer when pages with heavy ink come from the printer and get stacked on top of each other. The final artwork also takes time to completely dry, sometimes one month or more so keep this in mind when ordering your Riso prints.
file formatAll files must come in PDF format, with images and text in grayscale with crop, registration and bleed marks.If more than one colour, you should mention in the title the colour to be printed with. (Ex. Poster_A_blue.pdf, Poster_A_green.pdf)
text and shapesWhen exporting text and line art to keep them as vectors and do not rasterise them. All type and solid shapes must to be set to RGB BLACK (R:0 G:0 B:0). Don't use Photoshop for text layout. colour space and transparencyThe documents 'transparency blend space' must be changed from the default CMYK to RGB.
bindingWe offer a variety of different finishings and bindings. Here are a few:Saddle StitchedSide StitchedLoop StitchedSewn BoundPerfect BoundTape BoundWire Bound