Frequently Asked Questions

What is the largest size you can print?

10.25" x 16.25" on 11"x17" paper

How much does it cost?

If you have a specific project in mind please fill out the request a quote form. We try to get back to all quote requests within 1 business day.

Do you provide the paper?

Yes. We work closely with a local paper distributor and can order any brand you would like (as long as it is uncoated). The paper mills we use the most for our projects are Mohawk, Neenah, and French Paper Co.

I'm not able to color separate my files. Can you help me?

Yes. We charge an hourly fee for file handling and will accept native Adobe files as well as scanned in photos, PDFs, and more. Please refer to our file set-up page and if you have any questions don't hesitate to email us.

Do you have a minimum print amount?

We prefer to work in quantities of 50+ as most of the cost of the printing is in the set up. Riso machines are built to produce thousands of copies in a very short amount of time. We will print quantities less than 50 but the price difference between 1 copy - 50 copies is very slim.

How do I pay for my printing job?

Once your quote has been finalized and you want to proceed, we will send you an invoice through email which will include a secure link to pay. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal payments.

Is Riso printing archival?

No. Riso printing holds up very well inside of books where it is unexposed to direct sunlight. For art prints and posters, most inks have a similar light fastness to dye based inkjet printing. If left in direct sunlight the ink will fade or discolor over time. It is best to keep riso prints out of direct sunlight and frame them with a UV protective glass or plexi.

Where are you located?

We are in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (yes Lincoln University is the name of the town, we are not part of the actual University). We are an hour outside of Philadelphia and work with clients all over the country and even some internationally!

Do you offer internships or residencies and can I visit your studio?

At the moment, no. We are in the middle of moving our studio. By the spring of 2018 we should be set up in a permanent space and ready to welcome visitors and will consider offering internships and residencies.

My question isn't on here.

Please email us at hello@risolvestudio.com or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you!