Risography 201: From Prepress to Publication (Sept 2017)

Risography 201 provides an in-depth and hands-on opportunity to better understand not only the mechanics of the risograph machine, but how to develop projects that take advantage of these mechanics.

Through each student completing their own project using their own designs, students will practice creating separations for multicolor images, setting up files for print, and ultimately executing the print. By looking at various printmaking styles, methods for designing for print, and industrial printmaking practices, students will find the ways that works best for them to adapt their artwork for risography. Plus, students will become familiar with cool print jargon like “imposition”, “duplexing”, “color profiles” and “channels”!

During the five week class, students will create a collaborative print that focuses on registration, trapping and color mixing as well as a personal project that could be a short booklet, a small series of fine art prints, or other paper object.

Previous experience operating a Risograph machine is required. If you do not have experience printing at Spudnik Press, please check with staff prior to registering.