Intro to Riso Printing Workshop


Thu 23 May 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Thu 23 May 10:00am - 12:30pm
Fri 24 May 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Fri 24 May 10:00am - 12:30pm
Sat 25 May 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Sat 25 May 10:00am - 12:30pm
Mon 27 May 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Mon 27 May 10:00am - 12:30pm
Tue 28 May 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Tue 28 May 10:00am - 12:30pm
Wed 29 May 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Wed 29 May 10:00am - 12:30pm
Thu 30 May 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Thu 30 May 10:00am - 12:30pm
Fri 31 May 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Fri 31 May 10:00am - 12:30pm
Sat 01 Jun 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Sat 01 Jun 10:00am - 12:30pm
Sun 02 Jun 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Sun 02 Jun 10:00am - 12:30pm


$60 per person


room 512/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Risograph printing, or ‘riso’ as it’s affectionately known, is a popular printing technique known for its vivid colours and rich textures. Developed in Japan in the 80s, riso printing allows for complex designs which are built up from a stencil using layers of colour. Using rice bran oil based inks, the printing technique is sustainable and unique.

In this workshop you will learn how to make the most out of riso printing and how to avoid common mistakes. You will make small print runs of a single colour and 2 colour print.

Participants can pre-prepare their drawings and email them through, or bring on a USB stick. A PC with Photoshop CC will be provided, however it’s recommended to bring your own equipment to avoid any compatibility issues or to allow you to create or tweak your drawing on the day. More information on workshop specifics can be found here.

Presented by Samuel Emery and Tree Paper Gallery

Samuel Emery Facilitator

Samuel Emery has printed zines, art books and comics since moving to Melbourne 8 years ago. He prints predominantly with risograph printers and currently splits his time between printing, drawing and working as a librarian.