The Risograph is a duplicator manufactured by Riso Kagaku Corporation in Japan. It works like a mimeograph, using a stencil wrapped around a drum coated in ink. The drum rolls over paper fed through the machine, creating an impression.
Risograph printing is extremely efficient, fast, and cost-effective. The Risograph was designed for medium volume printing (50 to 5000 copies), and proves one of the most economical choices against duplicators at such quantities. One only needs to take a peek at what's being done with Risographs now-a-days to understand the possibilities.
Risograph ink is translucent, so its final appearance depends on the color of the paper it is printed on. Colors can be stacked to create new ones. The Pantone and HEX values are approximations.
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Please note: Given the cantankerous nature of the Risograph, Risograph printing is inevitably a collaboration between artist, printer, and the machine itself. There is no such thing as "perfectly perfect" print. The imperfect nature is part of makes Risograph printing unique among other forms of duplication. There's something sort of Zen about it.
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