A2 Riso Duplication
The Risograph is truly a miracle of a machine. It basically is a screenprinter inside a box that looks like a photocopier. How it works is truly magic. In many ways it’s the absolute opposite of a Giclee Print, but has its own distinct charm and cult following by combining the a more organic look and feel of hand-printing, with the technological advances of high-speed duplication.
With most Riso Machines only printing up to A3 in size New Blank Document is proud to own and operate the only A2 Riso in Australia.
Making Riso prints is a unique experience. Working one colour at a time, the machine creates a ‘master’ on a heat-sensitive plant-fibre based screen. This master then spins around a drum at speed, while soy-based ink is pushed through the drums, onto the paper. This all happens inside a giant beige box with little to no waste or mess.
The results are often very rich and uniquely textured, and depending on how you layer the colours and separate the artwork, can be suitable for an incredibly wide variety of uses ranging from artist books and limited edition prints, to high volume catalogue or poster printing.
New Blank Document currently runs the following colour drums:
And the following house stocks:
EcoStar (80 gsm)
EcoStar (200 gsm)
All Riso print orders are checked for roller marks and lightly touched up before packing as required.
Because of the typical high print run and unwieldy nature of A2 paper, we cannot guarantee safe transit of works in the postal system therefore shipping is not currently available, and all orders must be collected from our studio in Collingwood.
If you require custom stock, we can arrange through our supplier Ball & Doggett. For this we require an additional lead time of 3 business days to allow for delivery.
Wholesale printing and studio access / printing workshops coming soon.