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- Model: RISO GR3750
- Max. paper size: 310 × 440 mm
- Max. print size: 285 × 400 mm
- Types of paper we print on: Munken Pure Rough 170g, Munken Polar Rough 170g, Munken Kristall Rough 150g, Munken Lynx Rough 150g
- Print in 21 colors – palette
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Prices are without VAT. Prices are indicative and depend on the complexity of the graphics.
- You need to supply an A3 PDF document for printing, separately for each color you want to print. The background must be in a grayscale scale, where black corresponds to max. saturation of the selected color.
- The PDF for each color must be named with the corresponding color from our offer.
- Along with the print materials, we also need you to supply us with the original image so that we can compare it with the prints.
- In addition, you need to choose which of the rasters (regular or mezzotint) the graphics should be printed on.
What is risography
Risography is a type of printing that combines the efficiency and speed of modern printers with the authenticity and sensation of the manual work of traditional printing. Risograph is a device manufactured since the 1980s by the Japanese company Riso Kagaku Corporation.
But the risograph is also a sophisticated machine that combines a number of mechanical and electronic elements. It is a relatively complex machine and can be quite stubborn from time to time and test the printer’s patience. However, we already know and can manage most of its specifics. In the right hands, a risograph is an amazing tool for creating art, which is experiencing a renaissance mainly in independent and smaller graphic studios.
A risograph can look like a traditional copier to someone, but it is not. It is a duplicator, with a printing technique reminiscent of screen printing. On a fine foil, made of banana peels, the risograph creates the so-called master, which is stretched on a drum filled with ink. The drum then rotates at high speed and pushes the ink through the master onto the paper, where it is absorbed and creates a unique look and texture.
The risograph prints with a limited palette of original soy-based colors. During printing, there is always one drum with one specific color in the risograph (in newer models there are 2 drums) and therefore if we want to print multicolor graphics, we must let the paper pass through the risograph as many times as the number of colors we want to use. Due to the fact that RISO colors are not opaque, it is possible to combine them and thus receive various interesting shades.
However, the risograph can also surprise and produce various unwanted effects:
- color shift – when printing 2 or more colors of one graphic, they often shift or bounce of
- stains and blemishes – dirt on the roller or paper, or creased master cause small specific imperfections
- smearing – previous prints or, for example, color on the paper feeding wheel can cause the graphics to get dirty (but this can be removed with an ordinary eraser)