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.
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.
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:
Please follow the instructions or we will ask that you resubmit and you may find that your job delayed.
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.
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
|Color||Pantone Color||Hex Color|
|Black||PMS-Black U||Hex #000000|
|Fluorescent Pink||PMS-806 U||Hex #FF48B0|
|Bright Red||PMS-185 U||Hex #F15060|
|Orange||PMS- 021 U||Hex #FF6C2F|
|Sunflower||PMS- 116 U||Hex #FF6C2F|
|Yellow||PMS- Yellow U||Hex #FFE800|
|Lime Green||PMS- 380 U||Hex #D4E356|
|Green||PMS- 354 U||Hex #00A75C|
|Light Teal||PMS- 320 U||Hex #009DA5|
|Cornflower||PMS -292 U||Hex #62A8E5|
|Blue||PMS- 3005U||Hex #0075BF|
|Purple||PMS- 275U||Hex #5D5580|
|Metallic Gold||PMS- 872 U||Hex #AC936E|
|Plate Setup||1 Color|