Our machine is an MZ-1090 and has two drums, which allows it to print two colors in a single pass.



What is Risograph Printing?
Similar to screen printing, the Risograph MZ-1090 uses single colors to print designs from a master stencil. Great for bold designs, posters, comic art, pretty much anything with a graphic quality to it.

Riso sits between screen printing and offset lithography. Using a stencil-based printing process and soy based inks gives riso-prints a result similar to silkscreen with vibrant bright colors. 

One color is printed at a time, and multicolored prints are made by switching out drums, them printing over each layer. Passing the paper through the machine multiple times.

*If you’re looking for photographic quality reproduction, we recommend using our Inkjet or Laser printing services instead.

 

For more information on file layout and set-up and pricing, download our How To Booklet:

Everything You Need to Know about Riso Guide.


  General Guidelines


Order Minimum: 10 Copies
Maximum Size:  8.5″x11″ or 11″x17″ 

Papers: Uncoated Papers up to 80# Cardstock.

Our Risograph reliably accepts paper weights between 50# text and 80# cover. We do offer many papers, but we are happy to try out a new stock. 

When looking to purchase paper for your project, keep in mind Risograph ink primarily dries by absorption, so the paper must be uncoated. Paper that has a tooth works best. Please feel free to bring a sample for us before buying to make sure it will work.


  File Preparation + Order Submission 


You will be using our online Digital Storefront submission process. Below are general guidelines and a link to instructions on file naming and file upload with the DSF interface.

For print, artwork should be:

  1. Flattened PDF (no layers or transparencies.)
  2. Set to Graysale / B&W
  3. Resolution = 300dpi
  4. Each color layer saves as a separate file.

Because of the nature of Risograph, the number of files needed for printing and the limitations of our Digital Storefront we are going to require our users to name their files in a specific way when submitting.

Please follow the link below for instructions on file naming. If you submit without following our naming conventions we will ask that you resubmit which may result in your job being delayed.

 

File Naming + Digital Storefront Instructions


  Turnaround 

48 hours + 24 hours for each additional color. Turnaround times are dependent on drying time between printing each color and side.

There are no Rush options for Risograph.


   Colors


We currently have 15 colors. We show you here an approximation of the RGB color and the Pantone reference information.

Risograph ink is translucent, so its final appearance depends on the color of the paper it is printed on and the layering of each ink. Colors can be overprinted to create new ones. it is possible to blend any combination of tints together to produce color variants.

We have an Adobe Swatch file of all the colors available for download here: ADOBE RISO SWATCH GUIDE

ColorPantone ColorHex Color 
BlackPMS-Black UHex #000000
BurgundyPMS-235UHex #914E72
Fluorescent PinkPMS-806 UHex #FF48B0
Bright RedPMS-185 UHex #F15060
Orange
PMS- 021 UHex #FF6C2F
SunflowerPMS- 116 UHex #FF6C2F
YellowPMS- Yellow UHex #FFE800
Lime GreenPMS- 380 UHex #D4E356
GreenPMS- 354 UHex #00A75C
Light Teal PMS- 320 UHex #009DA5
CornflowerPMS -292 UHex #62A8E5
BluePMS- 3005UHex #0075BF
PurplePMS- 275UHex #5D5580
Metallic GoldPMS- 872 UHex #AC936E
WhiteHex #AC936E


   Pricing


 Plate Setup 1 Color
1.00
2 Colors
2.00
3 Colors
3.00
4 Colors
4.00
Copies8.5x1111x178.5x1111x178.5x1111x178.5x1111x17
Text Weight
10-20.40.60.50.70.60.80.70.90
21-100.20.30.30.40.40.50.50.60
100+.10.20.20.30.30.40.40.50
80#
Cover
10-20.55.75.65.85.75.95.851.00
21-100.25.45.35.55.45.65.55.75
100+.15.35.25.45.35.55.45.65
Customer Supplied10-20.30.40.40.50.50.60.60.70
21-100.10.15.20.30.30.35.40.55
100+.08.10.15.20.25.30.35.45

 

LINK HERE