Print with us

PRICE LIST


* we don't charge startup costs!!

per A3*

25-49

50-99

100-199

200-349

350-xx

standard colour

0,60

0,40

0,30

0,25

0,15

custom colour**

0,80

0,60

0,40

0,35

0,30

**for now Metallic Gold

  is our custom colour

PAPER COST (PER A3)                         print run:

25+

50+

100+

250+

Bio Top 100 gm (regular printing paper)

0,25

0,20

0,17

0,17

Bio Top 120 gm

0,35

0,30

0,20

0,20

Bio Top 160 gm 

0,38

0,32

0,22

0,22

Bio Top 250 gm (short grain)

0,58

0,50

0,45

0,45

Bio Top 300 gm (short grain)

0,70

0,60

0,55

0,55

EOS 2.0 80 gm (Roman paper)

0,28

0,24

0,20

0,20

EOS 2.0 100 gm (Roman paper)

0,30

0,26

0,22

0,22

EOS 2.0 120 gm (Roman paper)

0,36

0,28

0,24

0,24

Opakal 60 gm (printing options up to A1!)

0,22

0,20

0,16

0,16

RecyStar Nature 70 gm (recycled newsprint)

0,20

0,18

0,12

0,12

RecyStar Nature 115 gm (recycled paper)

0,22

0,18

0,15

0,15

RecyStar Nature 170 gm (recycled paper)

0,32

0,30

0,22

0,22

Fedrigoni Arena Natural Rough 120 gm

0,30

0,28

0,26

0,26

Fedrigoni Arena Natural Rough 300 gm

0,60

0,55

0,55

0,55

Fedrigoni Arena Natural Bulk 120 gm

0,30

0,28

0,26

0,26

Fedrigoni Arena Natural Bulk 300 gm

0,60

0,55

0,55

0,55

Fedrigoni Arena Natural Smooth 120 gm

0,30

0,28

0,26

0,26

Fedrigoni Arena Natural Smooth 300 gm

0,60

0,55

0,55

0,55

Cyclus Offset 115 gm (recycled paper)

0,20

0,18

0,15

0,15

Munken Pure 1.3 90 gm (high quality paper)

0,30

0,20

0,20

0,20

Malmero Cendre lightgray 120 gm

0,36

0,28

0,24

0,24

Malmero Cendre lightgray 300 gm

1,15

1,05

0,98

0,98

Malmero Craie 300 gm

1,15

1,05

0,98

0,98

Malmero Bambu 300 gm

1,15

1,05

0,98

0,98

Malmero Noir 250 gm

0,96

0,96

0,85

0,85

Malmero Noir 300 gm

1,25

1,05

0,96

0,96

Favini Black 90 gm

0,39

0,30

0,30

0,30

Kraft 280 gm

0,60

0,60

0,50

0,50

Colorplan Hot Pink 270 gr

1,70

1,50

1,50

1,50

Colorplan Hot Pink 135 gr

0,65

0,50

0,50

0,40

Dayglo Fluo-green one sided Fluorescent paper 260 gm *

1,50

1,50

1,50

1,50

Dayglo Fluo-pink one sided Fluorescent paper 260 gm *

1,50

1,50

1,50

1,50

Dayglo Fluo-yellow one sided Fluorescent paper 260 gm *

1,50

1,50

1,50

1,50

Due to the violent nature of the paper market, prices may vary

Please inquire for other paper possibilities

* other format's e.g. SRA4 are cheaper

To calculate the total price add up the following:


Print costs: Number of colours x print run x price

Paper costs: Print run x price 

Total price: Print costs + paper costs + 21% BTW

e.g. 100 2/c A3 posters on Biotop 160gm

print costs: 2 colours x 100 prints x € 0,30 = € 60,00

paper costs: 100 prints x € 0,17 = € 17,00

total: € 60,00 + € 17,00 + BTW 21% € 16,17 = € 93,17

ADDITIONAL SERVICES


Test print per colour

€ 9,50

Colour separation (from 3 colours)

€ 5,00

Colour registration (per printrun/colour) 

€ 5,00

Backside protection sheet (per sheet)

€ 0,10

Cutting, max. 5cm high (per cut)

€ 2,00

Creasing (per sheet)

€ 0,15

Staple binding (per booklet)

€ 0,25

Metal wire-o binding (per booklet)

€ 1,10

Plastic wire binding 4:1 holes * prices vary depending on the thickness of the document

€ 1,80*

Other binding methods e.g. Singer Stitching

from € 2,50

Express service: same day starting

+ 20%

Making files print ready (impositioning etc.)

on request

Discount for students: 10%

Discount for zines: 10%


Please note that printing jobs may take up to 10 working days (ex. shipping).


DISCLAIMER

Please note that prices are subject to change.

For an exact price request a quote here.


All prices are ex. 21% btw. 


When printing with us you agree with Riso imperfections, we strive to keep smudging, misregistration, etc. to the minimum. 


When printing with us you agree that photos, videos, and misprints of your printed matter may be used for our portfolio (social media). Please let us know if you don’t want your work to be featured.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR DESIGN

PRINT-READY

Riso has a printing resolution of up to 600dpi, either with grain touch or rasterized. For optimal Riso results of your design, please follow these guidelines:


  • Separate your file per colour layer in greyscale or b/w
  • Save as PDF and add in the document name the colour in which you want that PDF to be printed.
    e.g. myprintGREEN.pdf and myprintBLACK.pdf
  • Your file is flattened; no layers, no transparencies
  • Document resolution of 600 dpi
  • Document size is 420x297mm (A3)
  • Max. printable area is 412x291mm
  • Use 3/3/3/5mm margin (5 at the top)
  • Use 3mm bleed for full-bleed design
  • Include crop marks
  • Type sized between 7 and 14 in registration black only
  • For booklets please provide single-page PDFs, no spreads.
  • If possible, please provide digital proof of your document 


If you are inexperienced or having difficulties with making your design print-ready, let us know. We can separate and set up your files for you.


EMBRACING THE IMPERFECT

Riso printing comes with a few imperfections of which misregistration is the most common.

Misregistration can happen when printing two or more colours. Please ensure room to allow 2-3 mm shifting during the print process for small details that rely on 100% registration.

Colour results vary, depending on what paper is used.

Large areas of colour can be uneven and vary in coverage. Putting these large areas at 90%, or even 80%, instead of 100% coverage, can prevent this. Riso ink ‘sits’ on the surface. That means that work is prone to smudging if handled a lot.

Small roller marks can be visible on your print. Rollers can leave their marks when printing large areas or multiple overlapping colours that are printed on the same page or when prints aren't given enough time to dry. Usually, these marks can be removed by gently dabbing with an eraser.

RISO or Riso Kagaku is the leading brand of digital stencil-duplicators that was born in Japan in the ’80s and is manufactured by the Riso Kagaku Corporation. Riso evolved from the mimeograph, an analog stencil-duplicator that was often used in offices. Stencil-duplicators made it possible for the common man to duplicate documents in a short time and in high quantity. Starting in the 1950s, mimeograph technology was used to self-publish literature, including chapbooks, manifestos, and zines. Gradually photocopiers, inkjet printers, and the Internet made the mimeograph obsolete but since Riso made the first automated stencil-duplicator the popularity in stencil-duplicating increased, and Riso seems more popular than ever. Riso is often compared to silkscreen printing because the ink - like silkscreen- is forced through a screen onto a paper. Analogous with silkscreen printing it is a cold process and every colour is printed separately, our machine operates two drums at the same time so it can print two colour layers in one print run. Riso inks are semi-transparent colours. This means colours can be mixed with each other, by layering, to create new and exciting colours. Riso is quite popular in the arts because its distinct way of printing can reproduce work in an authentic matter. It’s easier, cheaper, and faster than silkscreen but still has the authentic feel to it, for every print is unique in its own way.


RISO COLOURS

Riso colours are one of a kind. All colours, except metallic gold, are rich semitransparent spot colours. This means you can layer them to create new, exciting colours by overlaying and blending the inks. If you want to print full colour (CMYK) image with Riso, please keep in mind that it will never be 100% accurate, since the colours cyan and magenta do not exist in the Riso range. However, printing with different colour profiles, that resemble CMYK, enables faux CMYK printing that gives a surreal and slightly psychedelic result (e.g. blue, fluorescent pink, yellow and black) We have a few standard 2, 3, and 4 colour profiles.


OUR COLOURS

  • Black
  • Bright Red
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Teal
  • Purple
  • Light Gray
  • Fluorescent Pink
  • Metallic Gold (custom colour)


OUR HARDWARE

  • Riso MF9350: A3 digital duplicator with dual drums
  • Gestetner 360; currently with a gradient: Purple-Fluo Orange-Teal
  • Booklet making machine
  • Folding machine (A3 size)
  • Collator
  • Stack cutter
  • Corner punch
  • Perforator
  • Creaser 
  • Coil binder


OUR PAPER STOCK

We aim to work with environmentally friendly paper. We stock different papers in different grammages from Metapaper, Cyclus, Biotop, Kraft, Malmero, EOS, and Favini. We can also order paper for you, to fit your specific needs. We have several paper sample books, for you to browse through. All these samples have been printed one-sided so you know what the result would be. You can also bring your own paper. Keep in mind this must be uncoated and generally between 80-250gr (add 10-15% amount of paper, for misprints and such). Pay attention to the grain of the paper; the machine prefers to work in the short grain direction. Before committing to a final product on your own paper, we would like to make a test print to see how it works out. Color results can vary, depending on what paper is used.


BOOKMAKING/BINDING

  • Saddle stitched
  • Loop stitched
  • Stab/Side stitched
  • Singer stitched/Sewn bound
  • Perfect bound
  • Tape bound
  • Screw bound
  • Wire-o bound
  • Lumbeck/Glue bound
  • Spiral-bound/Coil bound
  • Japanese handbound


We offer different binding possibilities in house and we can outsource special binding options. Tell us what you want and we'll find a way!

The results of Riso printing can be amazing. The spot colours offer space for colour experimentations and overprinting. Also Riso has inks such as fluorescent and metallic gold, it has an authentic feel, is original and arty! Riso is an environmentally friendly printing method. Riso uses a cold printing process that does not require heat to fix images onto a page. This helps keep down the overall energy consumption, even when printing at maximum speed. The ink from Riso is soy or Rice-bran oil-based and non-toxic. The masters are made from plant fibers (banana and hemp). Riso is a highly efficient and sustainable printing method that fits a modern lifestyle with an awareness of the ecological footprint we all have.