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The Riso Printing workshop is open by appointment for skilled printers.

 

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ONOMATOPEE RISO

HOW IT WORKS

Skilled Riso printers, familiar with our A3 and A2 machines, are welcome to come and work independently at Onomatopee. The Riso workshop at our cultuurhuis is open to anyone with an Onomatopee Riso workshop pass that warrants your proficiency.

To obtain a pass, you are invited to join our four-hour workshop. To learn more and sign up, click THIS FORM. For more details, see below. Already an accomplished Riso printer? Demonstrate your skills so we can provide you with a pass. Please contact us for an appointment at riso@onomatopee.net.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

> the files per colour in pdf

> your laptop

> a memory stick

> paper (unless you want to use ours)

PRINTING FOR NON-WORKSHOP MEMBERS / ON COMMISSION

Rather than print yourself, you can also commission us to print your work at an hourly rate of 50 euro ex costs of material. For information, please contact us at riso@onomatopee.net.

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RISO INTRODUCTION WORKSHOP

FOR INDIVIDUALS. Interested to become a Riso printer yourself? We kindly invite you to our A3 Riso Introduction Workshop by T.M. Cabrera. The workshop will take half a day (4 hours) and costs between 50 – 100 euros per person depending on the workshop. As a workshop participant, you will receive a pass allowing you to work independently at the Onomatopee Riso workshop.

FOR GROUPS. For educational purposes, team instructions, or just for fun, book a group workshop for up to 12 participants. For info, email us at riso(@)onomatopee.net.

Please be advised that this Introduction to Riso does not include pre-press (preparation of digital files for print). There is information on this available on youtube.

UPCOMING INTRO TO RISO WORKSHOPS DATES:

WAITING LIST. The Intro to RISO workshop is limited to 12 persons maximum. Is your preferred date fully booked? Sign up for a spot on the waiting list through our online form HERE!

RISO - PRICES

A3 duplicator
Masters A3/A4 €5,00
Prints/tick A3/A4 €0,15
metallic ink / tick €0,20

A2 duplicator
Masters A3/A2 €7,00
Prints/tick A3/A2 €0,25
white ink / tick €0,30

 

Available papers:

A3
A3 EOS 90g off-white €0,18 per sheet
A3 EOS 120g off-white €0,37 per sheet
A3 BioTop 90g €0,21 per sheet
A3 BioTop 160g €0,42 per sheet
A3 BioTop 200g €0,57 per sheet
A3 BioTop 300g €0,66 per sheet
A3 IMAGO Coloraction 80g €0,10 per sheet
A3 Office Paper 80g €0,08 per sheet
A3 Cyclus 80g €0,15 per sheet
A3 Munken Pure Rough 300g €0,70 per sheet

A2
A2 EOS 90g off-white €0,35 per sheet
A2 EOS 120g off-white €0,75 per sheet
A2 IMAGO Coloraction 120g €0,54 per sheet
A2 Munken Pure Rough 300g €1,70 per sheet
A2 IBO One 60g €0,25 per sheet

or ask for available special papers.

If you want a specific paper that we don’t have, please order it yourself. We advise uncoated paper, 80-250g thickness. For large orders, Onomatopee can assist you.

RISO PRINTING - THE TECHNIQUE

ABOUT OUR RISO DUPLICATORS

We have 3 Riso machines: two A3s (the ME9350E and MF9350) and an A2 duplicator.

The A3 two-colour-duplicators have 2 drums so they can print two colours in a single pass. The A2 duplicator has 1 drum so it can print 1 colour at a time.

We have a modest variety of paper available in A4/A3/A2 size, mostly off-white, 60-120 grams EOS paper. For specific paper wishes you’re welcome to bring your own paper. preferably select uncoated/offset paper and keep in mind the thickness of the paper (see printing specifications).

For multiple-colour projects it is possible to use our drying rack or storage drawers. Since we may not always have space available, we advice you to think about proper transport/storage means for your prints.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

The digital printing file:
– The printing file needs to be set up in greyscale.
– Avoid manipulating the transparency/opacity settings to create light/dark; instead use %tints to make contrast in grey tones
– if you’re using more than 1 colour: make every color layer a separate file (just like with silkscreening)
– make sure your file is flattened and save file as a .pdf
– bring your file on an USB-stick (mac formatted for A3, windows for A2)

Risograph inks are either soy or rice-bran-based and do not conform exactly to any color standards. Additionally, the inks are slightly transparent and allow for overprint and colorblending. Approximate digital color reference can be found at http://stencil.wiki/colors 

 

Inks

Risograph inks are soy or rice bran-based and do not conform exactly to any colour standards. Additionally, the inks are slightly transparent and allow for overprint and colour blending. Approximate digital colour reference can be found at http://stencil.wiki/colors

 

RISO PRINTING MACHINES

A3 two-colour-duplicators:
Printing Image Resolution : up to 600 dpi x 600 dpi
Print Paper Weight: 60 – 220 gsm
Print Paper Size: Minimum 297 mm x 210 mm
Maximum: 420 mm x 297 mm
Printing Area: 400 mm x 277 mm

Colours available (A3 ME9350E): grey, black, burgundy, yellow, orange, bright red, purple, blue, teal, green, metallic gold, fluorescent pink and fluorescent orange.

Colours available (A3 MF9350): flat gold, crimson, medium blue, black, yellow, green, fluorescent pink and fluorescent orange.

A2 duplicator:
Printing Image Resolution: up to 600 dpi x 600 dpi
Print Paper Weight: 60 – 120 gsm
Print Paper Size: Minimum 420 mm x 297 mm
Maximum: 594 mm x 420 mm
Printing Area: 574 mm x 400 mm

Colours available: black, yellow, red, blue, green and white