SO-RI

RISO print studio &
RISO publishing studio

SO-RI

RISO print studio &
RISO publishing studio

SO-RI/Marnicq Roebben
Generaal Drubbelstraat 100/3,
2600 Berchem, Antwerpen
Belgium

sori.printstudio@gmail.com
0032 475 46 57 95

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SO-RI is a one man operation, run by me [Marnicq Roebben] from my apartment in Berchem, Antwerp.
Black (#000000)
Purple (#765ba7)
Blue (#0078bf)
Green (#00a95c)
Yellow (#ffe800)
Fluorescent Orange (#ff7477)
Bright Red (#f15060)
Fluorescent Pink (#ff48b0)

how to deliver/prepare files


Before we start off: remember I am here to help you. Especially in your first couple of times printing with the RISO I will explain everything in detail. Don’t worry about asking too much questions, I am more than happy to help. I will assist you in preparing your files, explain everything in detail and I will even give advise on your choice of inks.


Let’s start off with some basics. Remember that the machine:

- prints one colour layer at a time.

- works with 1 black and white file per colour layer (where darker means more intense colour).

- the inks are semitranslucent, this means that if you print one over the other they will start to mix instead of cover each other. This gives you way more colour options by mixing, but if you want pure yellow, make sure there’s no other colour underneath.

file types

I accept a variety of file types. You can deliver me:

- clearly labeled black and white layers in 1 PSD file.

- clearly named JPG, PNG or TIFF files.

- clearly labeled PDF files (if each page is a different colour layer, please mention it clearly in the file name or in your e-mail).

- InDesign packages, if you’re working on a zine.

size

Make sure your files are sized properly. The machine always prints on A3 sized paper using an A3 sized master.

So if you want to print an A5 size card, don’t waste paper and fit 4 on 1 sheet of A3 paper.

If you want to print a 25x35cm print, place it on an A3 sized canvas.

For zines, just make sure your page size is as you want it to be.

examples

Down here you can find a wonderfully beautiful example of Juliane Noll’s Sunset print. [It’s also for sale in our webshop!]

The black and white images are what we sent to the RISO, the colour layers are the separate ink layers the RISO gave us.

The fourth image is all the inks combined into one image.
Yellow layer
Fluorescent Pink layer
Blue layer
Combined layers / end result.

[Thank you, Juliane Noll, for letting me use your print design]

graphic design & digital illustrations

For graphic design and digital illustrations it’s best to start off your design using seperate colour layers and converting them to black and white.

You could also work with black and white layers and in Photoshop use a solid colour adjustment layer on the screen blend mode and each black and white layer on a multiply blend mode. This gives you a pretty clear preview of what to expect from the print (remember screens can’t properly show fluorescent colours).

analog illustrations and paintings

Sometimes you just can’t start off designing your work in seperate black and white layers.

This is not a problem. Just use the Spectrolite app, it’s free, designed for Mac OSx. And you can find it here: link

It makes seperating colours so easy and intuitive.

[Thanks Anemone for developing this app!]

photography

RISO works perfectly for monochromatic images. Just send me your black and white images and tell me which colour of ink to use.

You can also use colour photographs, but they require you to colour seperate them. This is not a problem. Just use the Spectrolite app, it’s free, designed for Mac OSx. And you can find it here: link

It makes seperating colours so easy and intuitive.

[Thanks Anemone for developing this app!]
If you’re ever in doubt about your files, ask me.