Risograph can print on a variety of uncoated paper sizes and stocks. There are, however, several limitations because these machines were traditionally meant for office use.
A3 is the maximum paper size. Risograph machines cannot print full bleed and require a 10mm border on each side. They can be cut down to any size afterwards.
Large areas of solid ink are not recommended, particularly around the top and the edges of the artwork.
Large areas of block ink should be dropped to an opacity of 80% or lower to prevent the paper getting stuck to the drum.
Dropping the opacity is particularly important when printing double-sided, as transfer can happen onto the reverse side.
Ink may also transfer from the rollers which carry the paper through the machine when printing more than one colour.
This transfer can cause track marks from the rollers.
We cannot print A3 full bleed. A 10mm border must be used when printing. We can crop your work down to make it full bleed after printing.
A3 paper size = 297 x 420 mm
Our printable area = 277 x 400 mm
Please save your files
As grayscale or black and white images.
Saved and labelled as separate files according to the colour you want them printed.
The correct size you want them to be.
Please ensure that you supply a full colour proof of your artwork to act as a guide for us to print from.
If you are making a publication please send us a mock-up of your book.
If you are unsure about how best to send us your files don't hesitate to get in contact.