Past event

Education Centre


Learn how a Risograph works and make your own posters to take home with Jane Maloney from M/K Press. Discover the history of this simple, yet brilliant tool, then make your own experimental A3 posters with it. Recommended +16 years.

Risograph printing is a vibrant and economical method of producing anything from books to artist prints. It sits in a realm somewhere between screenprint and photocopy, but at a fraction of the cost. The Risograph bridges the gap between a standard photocopier (which is cheaper up to about 20 copies) and using a commercial printer (cheaper over about 5,000 copies).

Riso inks are soy based and do not exactly conform to any colour standards. These colours are also slightly transparent and allow for variations in overprint and based on the color of paper they are printed on.

The Risograph works by transferring artwork onto a master (or screen). The master is wrapped around a drum filled with ink. The paper is then fed flat through the printer whilst the ink is pushed through the master, onto the paper, while the drum rotates at high speed.

M/K Press Ltd is a small risograph printing workshop based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and experts. 

All materials provided. Bookings essential, this workshop runs until 1pm (two hours).

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