National Park Print Shop was born from a love of ink and Riso printing. Similar to screen-printing, Riso printing uses rich spot colours, ink and stencils. It creates tactile and vibrant prints, with little impact to the environment.
Founded by Ian Battersby, the Print Shop was originally created as an outlet for his own work, it has quickly expanded to carry many other creators’ incredible Riso artwork.
We wanted create a place where people can access the world’s best Riso prints all in one place. We aim to bring our community of Riso artists to a broad audience and help people add awesome Riso artwork to their home or workspace.
We’ve curated a rotating collection of Riso art prints and illustrated goods from our favourite indie artists and illustrators. You’ll find hundreds of prints, often with an irreverent or fun vibe.
If you're seeking a look beyond the usual wall art, our goal is that you can find it at National Park Print Shop.
Riso brand duplicators were invented by the Riso Kagaku Corporation in the 1980s in Japan. The Risograph was originally designed for schools and offices primarily as a document duplicator. More recently, it has been increasingly embraced by artists and printmakers who love working with its unique charm.
Riso printing adds a distinct look and difference over the usual printed generic wall art. The Riso creates a stencil that is sat onto a drum filled with ink which then spins at high speed, forcing the ink through the stencil onto the paper. This process creates a unique textured print and handmade quality that cannot be replicated by digital printing.
Riso prints are made one ink colour at a time, using a stencil and a revolving drum. It is exclusively spot colour based, with a limited selection of vivid colours. Similar to screen printing, layers of colour are built using layers of ink – so, for example, a four-colour Riso print will require four inks and four individual stencils to create the final artwork.