Learning the Risograph Ropes

Everythings shaping up.  My MZ 770A risograph arrived from perth.  Sadly it was a little worse for wear on arrival, but with a little butchery of another machine it was up and running in no time.  The only problem was all the sounds of a riso in action had me thinking it was ready to blow.  With the experience of a few thousand copies I'm getting my confidence up and with the recent completion of 220 comics for the Mini Comic of the Month Club I'm really happy with how the riso's working.

The two drum MZ 770A.

The two drum MZ 770A.

So far the colours I have are Bright Red, Blue, Purple, Green, Orange and Black.  I hope to get more colours soon with Yellow, Fluro Pink, White, Gold and Light Grey all on the wishlist.  After chatting with the wonderful Ashley Ronning of Helio Press, Marc Pearson and Michael Hawkins of Glom Press and Alice Camm I've worked out some good places to source paper (Ball and Doggetts) and Ink (Wholesalewidgets in the states and the local supplier Imagetec).

Some riso work by Jess Parker, Ben Hutchings and Alex Clark.

Some riso work by Jess Parker, Ben Hutchings and Alex Clark.

I have a couple exciting upcoming projects with Squishface Comics Studio as everyone is getting work printed for Tonerpalooza 2 Zine fair on the 24th of September.  If anyone is interested in getting some work printed or curious about the process please feel free to get in touch at samueltemery@gmail.com or treepapercomics@gmail.com.