Risography 101

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Education

Event Overview

The Risograph is an automated duplicator from Japan that efficiently produces offset-like prints in a variety of saturated colors. Though not originally intended for artistic application, the machine has recently gained traction (and notoriety) in small-press culture for its distinct footprint and efficiency as well as being rather finicky.


This workshop will walk students through the fundamentals of risograph printing for making books and fine art prints, and familiarize students with techniques to best reproduce their imagery. Students will become acquainted with the mechanics of the printer and learn basic maintenance, including how to change the master roll and a drum’s ink tube. Lastly, students will learn how to best design for the risograph, taking into consideration ink drying time, ink density, paper options, registration, and patience. Everyone will leave with a three-color collaborative print produced throughout the workshop.


While students gain authorization to continue making risograph prints at Spudnik Press Cooperative, attendees are encouraged to round out their riso know-how by taking a Risography 102 workshop and/or returning to use Open Studio shortly after taking the workshop.

What's Provided

Risograph materials

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Location
Spudnik Press Cooperative
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302
Chicago , IL , 60622

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Founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium, Spudnik is committed to being an approachable and affordable print shop where professional printmakers merge with aspiring students; a space that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Maricar T.
    Reviewed on 03/15/19

    Finding the building was fairly easy. There's a parking lot which is helpful and public transportation (bus) is about a 5 minute walk. The space you walk in is a shared studio, so you'll most likely bump into other artists working there. The risography class was in a separate room. Our instructor, Logan, was informative and straightforward when explaining everything we needed to know in regards to the machine and making our own pieces. Overall a cool class to take no matter what skill set you are coming in with. I didn't have exposure to the art form until I came in!

    Finding the building was fairly easy. There's a parking lot which is helpful and public transportation (bus) is about a 5 minute walk. The space you walk in is a shared studio, so you'll most likely bump into other artists working there. The risography class was in a separate room. Our instructor, Logan, was informative and straightforward when explaining everything we needed to know in regards to the machine and making our own pieces. Overall a cool class to take no matter what skill set you are coming in with. I didn't have exposure to the art form until I came in!

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    Sandy M.
    Reviewed on 11/08/18

    It was really cool to learn about Risography and we got to create some pretty funky prints during the class. I definitely enjoyed the hands-on aspect of the class, and you actually get certified to come back and use the machine during studio hours with this class. Highly recommend!

    It was really cool to learn about Risography and we got to create some pretty funky prints during the class. I definitely enjoyed the hands-on aspect of the class, and you actually get certified to come back and use the machine during studio hours with this class. Highly recommend!

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    Graham T.
    Reviewed on 01/19/18

    The Riso class was amazing! Matt is an encyclopedically knowledgeable instructor with an infectious passion for Riso printing.

    The Riso class was amazing! Matt is an encyclopedically knowledgeable instructor with an infectious passion for Riso printing.

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