Intro to Risograph Printing

instructor: Amy Burek // Awkward Ladies Club

category: printmaking

for: Teens & Adults

price: $45


Learn the basics of printing with the Risograph, a machine that looks like a photocopier and works like a screen printer. During this introductory workshop, we will examine the ins and outs of the machine and discuss what types of projects translate well to riso printing. We will also cover file prep, paper selection, design for multiple colors, troubleshooting common problems, and an overview of online Risograph resources. Each participant will have the opportunity to print an edition of 25 two-color prints and take home a short guide to Risograph printing. Bring a hard copy of an image or photo (designed in black and white or converted to grayscale) up to 8 1/2 x 11in in size. We will design the second layer of color during class.

We will be printing with a Risograph ME9450. Available ink colors are Black, Medium Blue, Fluorescent Pink and Yellow.

About the Instructor:

Amy Burek is a printmaker and book artist whose work explores how technology has shaped the ways we communicate, interact with each other, and perceive ourselves. Since acquiring her first Risograph in 2016, she has self-published her work under the imprint Awkward Ladies Club. In addition to exhibiting at art book and zine fairs throughout North America, she previously served as Communications Chair and later as Managing Director of San Francisco Zine Fest. She is currently a studio artist and workshop facilitator at The Compound Gallery and Studios in Oakland, CA.

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WHEN: Friday July 26th, 2019


PRICE: $45

WHO: Adults & Teens