This publication is a perfect primer for anyone who's ever been intrigued by the Risograph, a brand of digital duplicators. Designed mainly for high-volume photocopying and printing, it is far less expensive than conventional photocopy machines, laser or ink printers. The book begins by giving readers a brief history of the Risograph while outlining the basic principles of the printing process, including the equipment, tools and materials needed to get started. Rich in illustrations, pictures, detailed instructions and infographics, it comes as the ideal guide for novice users of a Riso printer. The book also includes profiles of notable printers, examples of printed products, works from contributing print shops, information about design studios and artists from around the world. It will broaden the printing horizons of the reader and illustrate the variety of possibilities offered by this relatively easy to use and amazing technique, with the aim of inspiring them via the Riso prints of others.
Chapter 1: Risograph
- About the risograph
- Milestone - The origins, development, and comeback of the risograph technology
- Infographics – Interesting facts about the art of risograph
Chapter 2: The Riso Community
- Profiling of the publishers, print shops and design studios from Asia and Europe. Each profile comes with 1 featured work (riso art) and printing technique of that work (types of prints to feature: tessellations, motifs, multilayerings, posters, promotional items such as books, newsletters, calendards, invitation cards, postcards, etc.
Chapter 3: Print Production Guidelines
- A guide on risograph printing – how to set up the risograph, how to prepare files to print, how to make overprints and knockouts, how to choose paper, how to handle freshly printed works, what ink is used in risograph printing, risograph colour chart, etc.
- What you’ll need besides a risograph (e.g. binding machine, embossing machine, shelves for drying prints, etc) – Feature selected studios with their equipment and tools.