Print with us

OUR HARDWARE

  • Riso ME9350 (digital duplicator with dual drums)
  • Gestetner 360
  • Booklet making machine
  • Folding machine
  • Collator
  • Stack cutter
  • Corner punch
  • Perforator
  • Creaser 



OUR PAPER STOCK

We aim to work with environmentally friendly paper. We stock different papers in different grammages from Metapaper, Cyclus, Biotop, Kraft, Malmero, EOS, and Favini. We can also order paper for you, to fit your specific needs. We have several paper sample books, for you to browse through. All these samples have been printed one-sided so you know what the result would be. You can also bring your own paper. Keep in mind this must be uncoated and generally between 80-250gr (add 10-15% amount of paper, for misprints and such). Pay attention to the grain of the paper; the machine prefers to work in the short grain direction. Before committing to a final product on your own paper, we would like to make a test print to see how it works out. Color results can vary, depending on what paper is used.



RISO COLOURS

Riso colours are one of a kind. All colours, except metallic gold, are rich semitransparent spot colours. This means you can layer them to create new, exciting colours by overlaying and blending the inks. If you want to print full colour (CMYK) image with Riso, please keep in mind that it will never be 100% accurate, since the colours cyan and magenta do not exist in the Riso range. However, printing with different colour profiles, that resemble CMYK, enables faux CMYK printing that gives a surreal and slightly psychedelic result (e.g. blue, fluorescent pink, yellow and black) We have a few standard 2, 3, and 4 colour profiles.



OUR COLOURS

  • Black
  • Bright Red
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Teal
  • Purple
  • Burgundy
  • Fluorescent Pink
  • Metallic Gold (custom colour) 



BOOKMAKING/BINDING

  • Saddle stitched
  • Loop stitched
  • Stab/Side stitched
  • Singer stitched/Sewn bound
  • Perfect bound
  • Tape bound
  • Screw bound
  • Wire-o bound
  • Lumbeck/Glue bound
  • Spiral-bound/Coil bound
  • Japanese handbound


We have different binding possibilities ourselves and offer other external binding options. Tell us what you want and we'll find a way! 



PRICES

RISO or Riso Kagaku is the leading brand of digital stencil-duplicators that was born in Japan in the ’80s and is manufactured by the Riso Kagaku Corporation. Riso evolved from the mimeograph, an analog stencil-duplicator that was often used in offices. Stencil-duplicators made it possible for the common man to duplicate documents in a short time and in high quantity. Starting in the 1950s, mimeograph technology was used to self-publish literature, including chapbooks, manifestos, and zines. Gradually photocopiers, inkjet printers, and the Internet made the mimeograph obsolete but since Riso made the first automated stencil-duplicator the popularity in stencil-duplicating increased, and Riso seems more popular than ever.


Riso is often compared to silkscreen printing because the ink - like silkscreen- is forced through a screen onto a paper. Analogous with silkscreen printing it is a cold process and every colour is printed separately, our machine operates two drums at the same time so it can print two colour layers in one print run. Riso inks are semi-transparent colours. This means colours can be mixed with each other, by layering, to create new and exciting colours. Riso is very popular in the arts because its distinct way of printing can reproduce work in an authentic matter. It’s easier, cheaper, and faster than silkscreen but still has the authentic feel to it, for every print is unique in its own way.


The results of Riso printing can be amazing. The spot colours offer space for colour experimentations and overprinting. Also Riso has inks such as fluorescent and metallic gold, it has an authentic feel, is original and arty! Riso is an environmentally friendly printing method. Riso uses a cold printing process that does not require heat to fix images onto a page. This helps keep down the overall energy consumption, even when printing at maximum speed. The ink from Riso is soy or Rice-bran oil-based and non-toxic. The masters are made from plant fibers (banana and hemp). Riso is a highly efficient and sustainable printing method that fits a modern lifestyle with an awareness of the ecological footprint we all have. 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR DESIGN

PRINT-READY

Riso has a printing resolution of up to 600dpi, either with grain touch or rasterized. For optimal Riso results of your design, please follow these guidelines:


  • Separate your file per colour layer in greyscale or b/w
  • Save as PDF and add in the document name the colour in which you want that PDF to be printed.
    e.g. myprintGREEN.pdf and myprintBLACK.pdf
  • Your file is flattened; no layers, no transparencies
  • Document resolution of 600 dpi
  • Document size is 420x297mm (A3)
  • Max. printable area is 412x291mm
  • Use 3/3/3/5mm margin (5 at the top)
  • Use 3mm bleed for full-bleed design
  • Include crop marks
  • Type sized between 7 and 14 in registration black only
  • For booklets please provide single-page PDFs, no spreads.
  • If possible, please provide digital proof of your document 


If you are inexperienced or having difficulties with making your design print-ready, let us know. We can separate and set up your files for you.



EMBRACING THE IMPERFECT

Riso printing comes with a few imperfections of which misregistration is the most common.

Misregistration can happen when printing two or more colours. Please ensure room to allow 2-3 mm shifting during the print process for small details that rely on 100% registration.

Colour results vary, depending on what paper is used.

Large areas of colour can be uneven and vary in coverage. Putting these large areas at 90%, or even 80%, instead of 100% coverage, can prevent this. Riso ink ‘sits’ on the surface. That means that work is prone to smudging if handled a lot.

Small roller marks can be visible on your print. Rollers can leave their marks when printing large areas or multiple overlapping colours that are printed on the same page or when prints aren't given enough time to dry. Usually, these marks can be removed by gently dabbing with an eraser.

1 A3 PRINT

25+

50+

100+

250+

standard colour

0,60

0,40

0,30

0,20

custom colour*

0,80

0,60

0,40

0,30

* custom colour is Metallic Gold

PAPER COST (PER A3)

25+

50+

100+

250+

Biotop 80 gm

0,15

0,10

0,08

0,08

Biotop 100 gm

0,20

0,15

0,10

0,10

Biotop 120 gm (short grain)

0,25

0,20

0,15

0,15

Biotop 120 gm (long grain)

0,35

0,25

0,16

0,16

Biotop 160 gm 

0,30

0,20

0,17

0,17

Biotop 200 gm

0,35

0,25

0,24

0,24

Biotop 250 gm (short grain)

0,50

0,40

0,40

0,40

EOS 2.0 80 gm

0,20

0,16

0,16

0,16

EOS 2.0 100 gm

0,25

0,18

0,18

0,18

EOS 2.0 120 gm

0,30

0,20

0,20

0,20

Metapaper Extrarough white 120 gm 

0,30

0,30

0,25

0,25

Metapaper Extrarough warmwhite 120 gm

0,30

0,30

0,25

0,25

Metapaper Extrarough white 175 gm

0,50

0,50

0,40

0,40

Metapaper Extrarough warmwhite 175 gm

0,50

0,50

0,40

0,40

Metapaper Extrarough white 270 gm

0,75

0,65

0,60

0,60

Metapaper Extrarough warmwhite 270 gm

0,75

0,65

0,60

0,60

Metapaper Smooth Sticker warmwhite  195 gm

1,32

1,32

1,32

1,32

Cyclus Offset 115 gm

0,26

0,20

0,15

0,15

Munken Pure 1.3 90 gm

0,20

0,16

0,16

0,16

Malmero Cendre lightgray 120 gm

0,25 

0,25

0,20

0,17

Malmero Cendre lightgray 300 gm

0,85

0,85

0,70

0,70

Malmero Craie 300 gm

0,85

0,85

0,70

0,70

Malmero Noir 250 gm

0,96

0,96

0,85

0,85

Malmero Noir 300 gm

1,00

1,00

0,90

0,90

Favini black 90 gm

0,39

0,30

0,30

0,30

Kraft 280 gm

0,60

0,60

0,50

0,50

To calculate the total price add up the following:


Print costs: Number of colours x print run x price

Paper costs: Print run x price 

Total price: Print costs + paper costs + 21% BTW

e.g. 100 2/c A3 posters on Cyclus Offset 115gm

print costs: 2 colours x 100 prints x € 0,30 = € 60,00

paper costs: 100 prints x € 0,15 = € 15,00

total: € 60,00 + € 15,00 + € 15,75 (BTW 21%) = € 90,75

ADDITIONAL SERVICES


Test print per colour

€ 7,50

Colour separation (from 3 colours)

€ 5,00

Datacorrection (per file per colour)

€ 5,00

Backside protection sheet (per sheet)

€ 0,10

Cutting, max. 5cm high (per cut)

€ 2,00

Creasing (per sheet)

€ 0,15

Staple binding (per booklet)

€ 0,20

Metal wire-o binding (per booklet)

€ 1,00

Other bindingmethods 

on request

Express service: same day starting

+ 20%

Making files print ready (impositioning etc.)

on request

Discount for students: 10%

Discount for zines: 10%




Please note that printing jobs take up to 10 working days (ex. shipping).


DISCLAIMER

Please note that prices are subject to change.

For an exact price request a quote here.


All prices are ex. 21% btw. 


When printing with us you agree with Riso imperfections, we strive to keep smudging, misregistration, etc. to the minimum. 


When printing with us you agree that photos, videos, and misprints of your printed matter may be used for our portfolio (social media). Please let us know if you don’t want your work to be featured.

a zine is a folded (and stapled) booklet of the same paper, no special cover paper.