Risograph is an automated duplication process based on the mimeograph, used largely by schools, churches, and the government to print large quantities of one and two color documents. In the last decade or so, Riso has become a popular medium for artists, designers, and publishers to affordably produce large editions of prints and publications with a unique aesthetic that combines the feeling of xerox, screen printing, and lithography.
Chute Studio would be happy to work with you for your Riso printing needs. Every job is different, so contact us for an exact quote. Most jobs start at .25 per impression, with a $25 setup fee per color layer. Design print prep and finishing/trimming is also available for an additional fee.
Our three machines each have different maximum paper sizes (11x17”, 8.5x14”, & 8.5x11”), but can all handle as small at 4x6”. All print jobs need a minimum 1/8” margin on all sides, with 1/2” margin on the top for portrait or left edge for landscape orientation, and thus do not print full bleed. Print ready files should be gray scale separations for each color.
We print with 3 different machines with three different color line ups.
A downloadable version of this color chart and info pamphlet is available here