Riso printing is a plant-based ink printing process that straddles the analogue and digital worlds.
Over recent years, the Risograph has been increasingly adopted by artists and illustrators. The Risograph process prints one color at a time using a stencil applied to a rotating ink drum. By feeding pages through two, three or four times and changing the drum stencil, you can produce exciting multi-layered artwork.
Riso brings out a more experimental and playful nature in artwork. The use of spot ink colours rather than usual CMYK magazine-style toner of commercial printing adds an extra dimension to the work - and one that can only be experienced in real life (it is tricky to truly capture on screen).
The process means that each print may have some variation, tiny irregularities and areas of added texture. Each Riso print will have a unique one-of-a-kind charm and quality that we just adore.
Similar to dye-based inkjet prints, it is best to keep Riso prints out of strong direct sunlight to prevent fading over time.