Risograph Radness

Risograph zine from Japan
Risograph zine from Japan

The world is full of endless treasures. Staying curious and being open to new experiences is one of things that keeps me inspired. I never know what I might discover next that might open up a whole new world for me, and keeps me up all night excited to find out more. That’s what happened when I discovered the Risograph.

There have been some posts that show Risograph prints on DWL, here and here and here, I think I was probably exposed to things printed using one before but didn’t notice the whole movement and process behind it. I even organized a show in 2006 (which is how I met Kate!) around Gocco that is made by the same company but somehow was oblivious to their main product.

The thing basically looks like a regular photocopier which is why most people don’t realize the magic that lies inside of one.

Not a photocopier
Not a photocopier

Once I started researching it I began to find amazing things:
An article about the rise of Riso in Australia
An article in Eye Magazine

Hypnotizing videos of Risograph test prints

Paper Pusher’s awesome overprinting color chart:

2 Color overprint print chart from Paper Pusher
2 Color overprint print chart from Paper Pusher

An atlas by Issue Press that displays everyone in the Risograph art/zine community.

And endless inspiring images that show what you can do with these things:

Print from Korean risograph printer Corners
Print from Korean risograph printer Corners

 

Risograph print by Jamie Jones
Risograph print by Jamie Jones

 

I recently found a Risograph on craigslist for insanely cheap and have been having loads of fun experimenting with it:

Riso of Cheeto my cat
Riso of Cheeto my cat
Detail
Detail

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Valerie says:

    The top spread is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could read the text!
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