File Setup & Paper Choices for Workshops

Digital File Checklist

  • Files must be sent by the deadline.
  • Specify what paper type and size you want from below.
  • Only send PDF files, with the ink color in the file name (e.g. Yourname_blue.pdf)

Paper Choices

Letter Size Paper (8.5 x 11″) – up to 30 sheets

Classic Crest Brilliant White (standard)
A little bit more premium than copy paper
Solar Yellow
Terra Green

Tabloid Size Paper (11 x 17″) – up to 20 sheets

A textured, recycled off-white sheet.
(Mohawk Paper)
regular ol’ copy paper!
Bright Blue

Advice for setup of digital files?

  • The easiest way is to just create a grayscale file.
  • For multiple inks, you can use “layers” in Adobe software, Procreate, Canva, etc. Keep each in grayscale, 1 for each ink color, and export the layers separately.
  • For color photographs, you can use Spectrolite software (mac only) to separate for Riso inks.
  • Follow the tips below:
Leave a 0.25" margin on all edges. Avoid too much ink at the top. Colors print on top of each other (don't print light over dark). Send grayscale files - the color comes from whatever ink you choose!

Confused? Don’t worry, we’ll cover all this during the workshop.