Curious about risograph printing? You've come to the right place! Read on to learn more about the process of printing using a risograph, and how this unique print technology inspired this year's trading cards.
Prints designed for risograph printing will often overlap two or more colors to create a new color. This overlap often occurs accidentally, as images become misaligned during the printing process. These imperfections add to the charm of prints created with a risograph.
Risograph or "riso" printing works by transferring an image onto a thin stencil, called a master. This printing process is similar to screen-printing in the sense that ink is pushed through a prepared stencil. Once a master is made, it is applied to a drum, which holds the ink tubes. Most risograph machines hold two ink drums, making it possible to print two ink colors at one time. The ink drums are housed inside a machine that looks and works like a traditional photocopier. As a result, the Risograph can print at a very high speed, making it ideal for printing in large quantities.