About Risograph Printing
Risograph printing draws from an eclectic history of both manual and digital processes, merging the logic and charm of screenprinting with the reliability and speed of the workhorse photocopier. Offering an array of unique spot colors, makers are introduced to explosive colors that are otherwise unachievable through standard digital printing.
While “CMYK-like” color combinations are somewhat achievable, non-standard color combinations are where Riso proves most exciting, including duotones and tritones. Because each color is printed one layer at a time, multicolor registration will never be perfect, resulting in unique, one of a kind prints. Layering methods, including overprinting, knockouts, and trapping, provide differing ways to experiment with registration.
For a quick and easy way to test color separations in your own work, download Spectrolite.