Selfpublishing workshop
& studio  
Magnus Barfotsgate 25 Bergen

Artist’s books in Bergen

Risograph printing
    Den Kulturelle Skolesekken

Upcoming events
    Lisa Him-Jensen
    New York Art Book Fair 2019
    Frankfurt Buchmesse 2019
    Bergen Art Book Fair 2019
    NAP focus, Kunstnernes hus

Previous events
    Poekhali 2019
    Meet and Greet at Printed Matter
    Miss Read 2019
    Bergen Art Book Fair 2018
    BABF at Coast Contemporary 2018
    Multiple Art Days Paris 2018   
    Rui Tenreiro
    Bergen Art Book Fair 2017
    Night at the Museum    

Previous exhibitions
    Vegards Vindenes
    Lars Müller Books
    Katarina Skjønsberg 
    Linn Horntvedt
    Pamflett Residents
    Skeivt Arkiv 
    Jessica Williams
    Torgeir Stige
    Studio Feixen
    Sindre Goksøyr
    Håkon Holm-Olsen

Other projects
    Norsk Risoforening





The digital duplicator, also called risograph, from the japanese company RISO, is a unique “copy machine”. It combines the high speed of a copier and a silk screen like result. Printing one by one layer of color, with a color library ranging from flourescent to metallics, you don’t really know the result until it comes out of the printer.

Originally an office machine, and not really intended for the art market, the machine has quirks like challenging registration, smudging and not being able to print on anything other than bulky uncoated paper. Its limits and imperfection is however what many say is part of its charm.  


The Risograph is also environmentally friendly with ink based on soy and using little power compared to other similar printers. However recycled paper can be troubling because they may contain traces of glue and plastic, and the ink won’t absorb into the paper.


We do not provide the service of assembling books, but our workshop is free to use for everyone that wants to work on their publication. We have the essentials: paper giljotin, staples in different colors, glue binder and cutting boards.


We also have occasional workshops if you want to learn more. Check out or workshop-page!

If you are a group of 3–6 people that want to learn to print with riso, please send us a request and we will make a workshop based on what you want to know or try out with the risograph!

Also download the “riso bible” from our scottish colleagues at Risotto Studio! 


The risograph can only print on uncoated paper, between 80–250gsm. We have a selection of different papers available, but you are also welcome to bring your own – as long as it can print with riso. Our papers don’t contain glue or plastics.

We usually carry Munken Pure and Multidesign, in addition to a few colored papers.