We are just received our SF9350 Risograph and are looking for for artists willing to experiment with us as we iron out our equipment and processes.
To do that we are offering
How does the riso work?
The Risograph creates a stencil that is wrapped around an drum with ink inside. The drum rolls and paper goes through the machine and creates in impression.
It prints one colour at a time. If you want to print more colours you put the paper through the machine again.
Setting up your file
Send your work PDFs no compression and a minimum of 300dpi. Each colour needs to be a separate file. Name each file with the colour and what order it needs to be printed
Convert the colours into greyscale, with 100% saturation for full coverage and less for lighter shades of colour. Download our starter pack here – it is a zip file with each layer as a PDF and a picture of what it looked like coming off the printer
Registration & Trapping
You need to take into consideration trapping and overlay. Allow for 2mm trapping.
Print & Paper Size
The Riso does print full bleed A3.
You will need to leave a 5mm border around the edge of an A3 page.
The maximum printable area is: 287 x 410mm.