Self-publishing workshop with risograph
What is Riso?
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.
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.
The Risograph is also environmentally friendly with ink based on
Colors at Pamflett
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︎ #000000 BLACK
︎ #5EC8E5 AQUA
︎#0078BF BLUE (BOTH MACHINES) ︎#00838A TEAL
︎#00A95C GREEN (B4 SIZE ONLY)
︎#44D62C FLOURESCENT GREEN
︎#FF665E RED (BOTH MACHINES)
︎#D2515E MARINE RED
︎#FF48B0 FLOURESCENT PINK
︎#88898A LIGHT GREY
We do not provide the full-service of assembling books, but our workshop is free to use for everyone that wants to work on their publication and we are here to help! We have the essentials: paper giljotin, staples in different colors and cutting boards.
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!
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 its uncoated and between the limits of paper weight. Recycled paper can have trouble absorbing the ink because it might contain fragments of plastic.
We usually stock paper from Munken (usually Pure and Lynx)
Machines at Pamflett
At Pamflett we got 2 Riso duplicators: 2-color A3+ format and 1-color B4 format! Both machine can print on A3 paper, but the print area is A3 and B4. We also have screen print maker Riso Gocco Pro 100 that make screen in approx 30 x 70 cm.
RISO MZ770E - 2-COLOR RISOGRAPH
Our oldest champ. This can print two colors in “one go”, with its two drums. The machine itself is from 2005, so it comes with a few extra quirks. Print area is A3, and biggest paper size is SRA3. This machine has the following colors:
RISO CV3230 - 1-COLOR RISOGRAPH
A more “mobile” risograph. This can print one color in “one go”. The machine is fairly new, and came to Pamflett in the fall of 2019. Print area is B4, and biggest paper size is A3. This machine have the following colors:
RISO GOCCO PRO - DIGITAL SCREEN PRINT MAKER
Print out stencils for screen printing with the Gocco! Maximum size is 30 x 70, but no chemicals or waiting time.
RAPID ELECTRIC STAPLER
Bind you books/zines superfast with the electric stapler!