"Was that printed on a risograph?"

I have two Riso RZ220 machines, rescued and refurbished from the San Jose (CA) and Chandler (AZ) school districts. Current ink colors as of June 2019 are BLACK, FEDERAL BLUE, HUNTER GREEN, GRASS GREEN, BRIGHT RED, FLUORESCENT PINK, FLUORESCENT ORANGE and YELLOW.

An ink color guide is available for purchase or as a free download.

The maximum print area is approx. 8.5" x 14" (legal). The RZ220 prints best on cardstock 80lb or under.

These machines are great for printing zines, small prints and flyers.

Want something printed?

I primarily use my machines to print my own work, but I am happy to help you with yours when time permits! I currently do not offer file prep services. If you are unfamiliar with preparing your work for riso printing, I can point you towards some resources.

Let me know the paper size, ink colors, and edition size and I can give you cost estimate. Turn-around is typically 2 weeks from when I receive your final files for print.

Most art printing projects cost $0.75 to $2.00 per print. Most book projects cost between $2.50 to 5.00 per book.

I offer staple binding, pamphlet stitch or spiral binding, and I can trim books to custom sizes.

Size Limitations:
The maximum size for art prints is 8.5” x 14”
The maximum size for staple-bound and sewn books is 7” x 8.5”
(typical size is 5.5” x 8.5”).
The maximum size for spiral-bound books is 8.5” x 11” (letter size).

Email me at or message me on Instagram @awkwardladies if you have a print project in mind.

Risograph Workshops

I teach Risograph workshops at The Compound Gallery & Studios in Oakland, CA. Workshops cover the ins and outs of the machine and the types of projects translate well to Riso printing, as well as file prep, paper selection, design for multiple colors, troubleshooting common problems, and an overview of Bay Area Risograph resources. Each participant has the opportunity to print an edition of two-color prints.

Tell your boss you want to learn about risograph printing! We offer private workshops if you have a group or team interested in learning to print together. Contact The Compound Gallery for more information or to schedule a team-building/private workshop.

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