Meet Barbara, Jolene, and Lil' Tina!
Outlet is home to two 1993 RC6300 Risographs (Barbara & Jolene) and one 2009 EZ220U Risograph (Lil' Tina). What's a Risograph? The Risograph is a machine that fuses the look and process of screenprinting with the convenience of an office copier (but messier and more inky and with lots of texture). It provides a cheap and easy method for reproducing work at large quantities like posters, buttons, prints and zines. The printer uses inks that come in vivid colors which other printers can't produce. Come and get to know our machines by signing up for one of our workshops! Once you complete a workshop you are able to sign up to print during our open hours.
Come and get to know Outlet's Barbara the Risograph as well as her two sisters Jolene and Lil' Tina! We teach between one and two workshops a month helping new students learn how to create work that specifically work for our machines.
Participants will take home and edition of 15, 2-color prints of your own design plus one print from all of the workshop participants (your own starter print collection!)
Want to learn what Risograph printing is? Want to meet others who do too? Come and learn all about the basics of the Risograph in our two-color introduction workshop. The workshop will kick off with a Show & Tell of exactly what a Risograph can do with a printing demo, print and zine samples and a general exploration of how we can get the best results from this amazing printing machine.
Workshop fee is on a sliding scale of $50-$65 (the ticket is donation, so please input your price at check out). All materials, including paper and mark making supplies are included. This fee also grants you access to Barbara and Jolene during our weekly open hours for your future printing projects.
Check out our events page for our most recent workshops!
Low Ink Usage:
1-20: 25 cents each
11-30: 20 cents each
31-75: 15 cents each
75+ : 10 cents each
High Ink Usage:
1-20: 35 cents each
11-30: 30 cents each
31-75: 25 cents each
75+ : 20 cents each
$2 per master
Pricing applies to all paper sizes. You may purchase our own paper for 10 cents a sheet or supply your own.
Also, we can make b&w laser prints of your digital separation files for your master burning if they are no larger than 8.5x14. However, we advise that you come with your own separations.
Yellow, Orange, Green, Kelly Green, Cornflower Blue, Pepto Pink, Fluro Pink, Teal, Purple, Sunflower, Bright Red, and Flat Gold are available on Barbara and Jolene. Lil' Tina has Blue, Black, White, and Fluorescent Orange. Stop by during our open hours to check out our current selections.
Once you take our Risograph Basics workshop you will have access to our OPEN HOURS to print your own projects with assistance from our helpful shop techs! Please reserve a 45 minute session via our online scheduling system.
Sundays 1-5 with Violet Reed
Mondays 5-8 with James Casey
Tuesdays 5-8 with Kristine Evans
Wednesdays 2-5 with LK James
Fridays 1-6 with James Casey
The risographs are also available for private group workshops. Happy to make something happen with your crew!
Questions? Happy to email! firstname.lastname@example.org