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IN THE MEANTIME: contact Kendell@odditiesprints.com to get your risograph print project underway. She's an expert!
RISOGRAPH PRINTING: The wonderful world of risograph printing is now available at Oddities Prints. Riso printing is a high speed alternative to screen printing. Perfect for flyers / zines / brochures / artist editions / cards / 7" jackets / cassette & cd covers and more. Risograph combines the ink on paper look and feel of traditional printmaking with the speed and spot-color capabilities of a modern print shop.
Spot Colors: Riso prints in standard colors such as Black, Process Blue, Red and Yellow. Colors can be printed on top of one another to produce additional colors. Process Blue printed over a layer of Yellow ink results in a nice green and so on. Use this to your advantage when designing your prints ;-) Riso inks lay down with a very appealing natural grain to them.
Color Registration: Each color is printed one at a time, just like screen printing. Being a high-speed process means the risograph will register colors within 0-3mm of their intended target. Riso was not originally designed as an "art-machine" and thus has some quirks such as this color "near" registration. We consider this uniqueness part of the appeal of a risograph print wether it's an artist print edition of 10, or a run of 2000 flyers.
Size and Weight: Oddities Prints has the largest riso image size currently available. Our machine can handle imagery up to 11" x 16.25" and paper stocks from lightweight newsprint up to 100# fine art paper. Keep in mind paper must be uncoated, no digital high gloss stuff!
Pricing: Risograph print pricing can be cheaper than a big-box copy shop, especially for large runs of one and two-color flyers on lightweight paper. Because of the wide range of papers available, and practically limitless amounts of spot-color runs, pricing is individually quoted on a job-by-job basis. Please get in touch! ODDITIES PRINTS is proud to be KC's Art Riso source!
More info soon, but in the meantime, contact us for a quote :-) firstname.lastname@example.org