SO-RIRISO print studio &
RISO publishing studio
colours and inks
coloursSO-RI boasts a small collection of colours. We have Black, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Fluorescent Orange, Bright Red and Fluorescent Pink inks.
Note that these are not your typical CMYK colours and that RISO requires a completely different mindset to work with.
To figure out the workflow of prepping your files for graphical work, illustrations or photography, check out the “how to deliver/prepare files” page.
hex codesBlack (#000000)
Fluorescent Orange (#ff7477)
Bright Red (#f15060)
Fluorescent Pink (#ff48b0)
Use these hex codes in your favourite software to approximate the RISO ink colours. Screens can’t reproduce all colours (it’s impossible to show fluorescent colours on a screen).
colour experimentsWhile it’s obvious and easy to look for a CMYK approximate and use Blue, Fluor. Pink, Yellow and Black for some realistic colours, don’t be afraid to experiment with some different colours.
On the “prep your files” page you will find more info on colour separation.
While you might be able to come close to true CMYK colours; exact colour reproductions should never be your goal when using the RISO print technique. Go for bold colours and use the variety of colours to your advantage.
Extreme close-up of a Blue, Fluor. Pink and Green print.