Risograph Printing & Artists Editions Barcelona, Spain
What is Risograph?
Risograph printing is a unique eco-friendly way of printing. It’s perfect for
anything from art prints to flyers for your business. The way it works is not too far from
the process of screen printing; your image is built up in layers of colours, sometimes
running the paper through the machine multiple times to create the desired effect.
Risograph printers were originally purposed as a means of producing high quantities of prints at low costs, primarily used in churches and schools. However, their spot colour printing method means that you can create beautifully vibrant imagery with the hand-made, tactile feel of a screen print but in larger, more affordable quantities.
Why Jumbo Press?
We approach every print project with the outmost care and attention. In an ever changing digital world we strive to support, promote and
collaborate with creatives in printed matter. We are a small but quick and affordable riso business.
Being an independent business we can turn print orders over much quicker than larger businesses and also give the much care and attention needed for good quality prints. Not only do we print for as a service but also collaborate with artists and offer our skills in design/publishing. At Jumbo we run a two drum MZ770E risograph printer and hold 9 riso spot colours. Paired with various cutting and binding machines we can help bring your project to life!
How to print?
We are always happy to try new stock at Jumbo and if you have a specific paper in mind we are always happy for you to bring your own stock or we can look at getting it in for you.
The machine realiably will take any (uncoated) paper from 80-250gsm.
We generally like to use high quality recycled papers, some of our go tos are Acroprint Milk, Woodstock, Cyclus Offset and Munken lynx. These papers absorb risograph ink well, while still lending there self to the tactile, vibrant feel of riso. Please get in contact to see what papers we currently have in stock as it varies in stock time to time.
When sending us your artwork please mock it up on an A3 document at 300-600dpi. We would suggest sending us a photoshop file with each color in a separate named layer. Each color turned into grey scale and a layer with a color proof.
We also accept jpegs or PDFs in separate grey scale files. Please name the files appropriately and provide a full color proof.
If your looking to print a full color image or an image that isn’t separated it is possible to achieve this by using CMYK separation through channels. We can help prepare files at a small fee.
We would suggest when overlaying colours or using a heavy coverage of ink lowering the opacity of your artwork to a percentage of 75%.
This said, line work always looks best if it’s vector and 100% black.
Try not to make the top part and middle of your print very inky as it can be more susceptible to roller marks. Especially if it’s on the first pass of printing
We print anything on uncoated papers up to A3 (297 x 420mm) with a maximum printable area of 289 x 409 mm. We also suggest to add a 5mm bleed to all artwork, which is being cut down.
Risograph inks are translucent meaning you can overlap 2 inks to make secondary colours.
If you do not see the color your looking to print please get in touch, we may be able to help achieve it by overlaping 2 or more of these colours.
You can download a swatch of our colors here:
pick a colour
If your in the neighbourhood stop by! We are open Thursday - Saturday 12-7 or by appointment.
We also run monthly workshops with all the basics on how to print with riso and how to use those little tips/tricks. If you are interested check out our upcoming schedule here:
- Turn around times vary depending on the project. If you have a specific deadline in mind please let us know and we will do our tip-top best to get it to you on time.
- There is no minimum order at jumbo, but we suggest printing at least 30 copies + as the predominant cost is in the set-up, similar to screen printing.
- We do not offer Risograph proofs, but we are always happy to share artworks in similar color-ways, which may give you an idea of the final result.
- Please leave us 1-2 days to reply to your quote. Looking forward to collaborating with you!