Meet Barbara, Jolene, Lil' Tina, and Large Marge!
Outlet is home to two 1993 RC6300 Risographs (Barbara & Jolene), one 2009 EZ220U Risograph (Lil' Tina), and one 2009 EZ390U Risograph (Large Marge). 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 three sisters Jolene, Lil' Tina, and Large Marge! 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
*Pricing is calculated per impression (the number of times the paper goes through the printer). For example, 20 copies of a 2 color print would require 40 impressions.
$2 per 8.5x11 master
$2.50 per 8.5x14 master
$3 per 11x17 master
You may purchase our own paper for 10 cents a sheet or supply your own. Pricing applies to all paper sizes.
We can make b&w laser prints of your digital separation files for your master burning! However, we advise that you come with your own printed hard copy grayscale separations.
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! Check below for our current hours and please reserve a 45 minute session via our online scheduling system.
Sundays 1-5 with Violet Reed
Mondays 6-9 with Leland Vaughan
Wednesdays 6-9 with Leland Vaughan
Thursdays 6-9 with Colin Davis
Fridays 1-5 with Leland Vaughan
Saturdays 10-1 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
CURRENT RISO COLORS
Barbara & Jolene: Yellow, Orange, Green, Cornflower Blue, Fluro Pink, Teal, Purple, Sunflower, Bright Red, Black, and Flat Gold.
Lil' Tina: Blue, Black, White, Seafoam, and Fluorescent Orange. (Note: Lil’ Tina can only print up to 8.5x14”)
Large Marge: Black, Aqua, Fluro Pink, and Yellow.
Stop by during our open hours to check out our current selections.