Risograph Printing

Ink Colors

Risograph machines create a stencil, which gets repeatedly inked and rolled over a page. You can choose from 6 Rice Bran Oil inks:

Black Blue Green Fluo Pink Red Sunflower

2 color Riso printed posters

Our Services

We are proud to offer the highest quality Risograph prints, through our 600dpi digital workflow or hard copy.

An orange booklet
Zines & Booklets

Minimum: depends on length
Recommended volume: 30-400+

2 color Riso printed posters
Art Prints

Recommended volume: 30-50+

Three posters about recycling
Flyers

Recommended volume: 50-500+

Box of single color flyers
Basic Copy & Print

Recommended volume: 250-2,000+

Non-commercial only

Poster saying "Stop the Sweeps"
Posters

Minimum qty: 30
Recommended volume: 50-500+

Brochure

Minimum qty: 100
Recommended volume: 250+

Z-Fold or Tri-Fold


Note: Riso is labor-intensive and therefore most economical at quantities 50 and above. At higher volume, you’ll find the cost per page is more reasonable.


Gallery


Design

Spot Color

You can print a grayscale file with color ink, to add pop to your project.

Brochure front and backk
Z-fold brochure using Teal & Purple inks

Overprinting

With proper setup, you can print multiple colors on top of each other.

Our Riso RZ990 is digital! You can print directly from our workstation PC at 600ddpi quality.


Paper

We print on 3 standard sizes: letter, legal, and 11×17″.

We have a rotating variety of colorful papers. Stop by or email if you are interested in a particular variety.

Reams of various paper in shelves
Assorted papers change all the time!

House Sheets

Our standard sheets, available almost as regularly as government corruption scandals, in letter and 11×17″, include:

  • Bright White – 70# Text and 67# Cover
  • Cream (off-white) – 60# Text and 67# Cover
  • 20# Regular copy paper

Doing a large volume or have specific needs? We can order custom paper by the ream or carton.

Bring-Your-Own

You can bring any paper to D.I.Y. hours, as long as it is:

  • Uncoated (no photo/glossy paper)
  • No larger than 11.5×17″
  • No thicker than 80#Cover
  • “Color Copy” doesn’t dry well, we don’t recommend it

We recommend getting paper from local re-use stores such as SCRAP in SF. French Paper Co. supplies fine art paper for Riso.


Other Equipment

We also have the following at the Reprographixxx Print Room:

  • Professional-grade imposition software for generating print layouts of books & zines (free to use)
  • Folding machine for letter-size brochures
  • 8-bin collator machine
  • Bookletmaker to fold & saddle-stitch (staple) up to 11×17 sheets.