Our Riso Ink Colors

Riso ink tube illustration

Our machines use soy-based inks in a variety of colors designed specifically for the Risograph process. We currently stock 23 colors to choose from. The colors can be used with transparency and overprinting to create additional colors through overlapping.

The PMS values listed below are approximate.

Fluorescent pink

Bright Red

Fluorescent orange

Fluor Pink
PMS 806 U

 

Bright Red
PMS 185 U

 

Fluor Orange
PMS 805 U

 

Orange

Sunflower

Yellow

Orange
PMS Orange 021

 

Sunflower
PMS 116 U

 

Yellow
PMS Yellow U 

 

Light lime

Kelly green

Hunter green

Light Lime
PMS 387 U

 

Kelly Green
PMS 368 U

 

Hunter Green
PMS 342 U

 

Light teal

Mint

Aqua

Light Teal
PMS 320 U

 

Mint
PMS 324 U

 

Aqua
PMS 637 U

 

Blue

Federal blue

Violet

Blue
PMS 3005 U

 

Federal Blue
PMS 288 U

 

Violet
PMS 265 U

 

Purple
Burgundy
Brown

Purple
PMS 2685 U

 

Burgundy
PMS 235 U

 

Brown
PMS 7526 U

 

Metallic gold
Light gray

Flat Gold
PMS 1245 U

 

Metallic Gold
PMS 872 U

 

Light Gray
PMS 424 U 

 

Black
White

Black
PMS Black U 

 

White
HEX #FFFFFF

 

Inks that print well on dark paper

Metallic gold on black Mint on black White on black
Metallic Gold
PMS 872 U
Mint
PMS 324 U
White
HEX #FFFFFF
Light Gray
PMS 424 U 

 

Want to see the colors in person? Order our riso print guide.