Risograph Printing for Zines and Comics
Time change: 1:00 PM–3:00 PM.
The Risograph is a high-speed digital duplication printing system developed by the Riso Kagaku Corporation. The process is a cross between photocopying and screen printing. Riso stencil machines were created for office and administrative situations where fast and cost-effective prints could be produced in large runs. However, the vibrant, unique, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective prints that the machine produces make it perfect for artists and designers creating short-run books, zines, and prints.
This workshop will cover the fundamentals of Risograph printing for books and fine art prints. We will start with viewing some samples of Risograph-printed works, covering the basic mechanics of the machine, and then produce a two-color print or zine of your design. Collage and drawing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own source material if you would like.
The workshop will be taught by Will Arnold. Will received his MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois in 2012 and has worked there since as a Technology Integration Specialist for the School of Art & Design. Will is also a partner at Work Press & Publication, where he has been publishing Risograph-printed books, zines, and prints for the last six years.
Max of 10 participants. Free and open to the public.