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RISO Printing

The Riso Printing workshop is open for skilled printers.

Open Thursday-Sunday and during exhibitions.

 

Get a pass to work independently, show your skills or register for a workshop.

ONOMATOPEE RISO

Our Riso workshop is closed during July and August 2022.

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, at 60 euro incl. You can sign up at riso@onomatopee.net. 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.

Opening hours of the workshop are Thursday-Sunday 13:00-17:00, but feel free to check us if you want to work at irregular hours. To use the printers, you need to reserve in advance and show your pass at the reception. For prices and available papers, see below.

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 Alice Schiavone or Dymfy van Meel. The workshop will take half a day (4 hours) and costs 60,00 euro incl. per person. 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 six participants, for 300 euro. 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, we will soon share links here.

 

For more information or registration, please contact us at riso(@)onomatopee.net.

RISO - PRICES

A3 duplicator
Masters A3/A4 €3,00
Prints/tick A3/A4 €0,10
metallic ink / tick €0,15

A2 duplicator
Masters A3/A2 €5,00
Prints/tick A3/A2 €0,20

 

Available standard paper:
paper EOS A3 90 grams off-white €0,10
paper EOS A2 90 grams off-white €0,20
paper EOS A2 120 grams off-white €0,30
or ask for available special papers

If you want a specific paper that we don’t have, please order it yourself. We advice uncoated papers up to 150 grams for A3, 120 grams for A2. For large orders, Onomatopee can assist you.

Available colours:
A3 : grey, black, burgundy, yellow, orange, bright red, purple, blue, teal, green, metallic gold, fluorescent pink and fluorescent orange.
A2: black, yellow, red, blue, green and white.

RISO PRICE CALCULATOR

Click here to download a price calculator to estimate costs of material and services.

RISO PRINTING - THE TECHNIQUE

ABOUT OUR RISO DUPLICATORS

We have 2 Riso machines: an A3 and an A2 duplicator.

The A3 two-colour-duplicator has 2 drums so it 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 using transparency to create light/dark, instead use %tints to make contrast in grey tones
– if you’re using more than 1 color: make every color layer a separate file (just like with silkscreening)
– make sure your file is flattened and save file as .pdf or.jpeg (jpeg preference for A2)
– bring your file on an USB-stick (mac formatted for A3, windows for A2)

Risograph inks are soy-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 

THE TECHNICAL SPECS OF THE MACHINES

Digital print file:
– the print file needs to be set up in greyscale.
– avoid the use of transparency to create light/dark, use %tints instead to make contrast in grey tones
– if you’re using more than 1 colour, create a separate file for each colour layer (just like with silk-screening)
– make sure your file is flattened and saved as either .pdf or .jpeg (for A2 .jpeg is preferable )
– bring your file on a USB-stick

 

Inks

Risograph inks are soy-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-duplicator:
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: grey, black, yellow, orange, bright red, purple, burgundy, blue, teal, green, metallic gold, fluor pink and fluor 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