The Riso can accept paper with weights from 20lb bond (75 gsm) to 80lb cover (218 gsm). We keep a variety of paper types and weights in stock.
Due to the nature of Riso ink, we can only work with absorbent, non-coated paper. Using absorbent paper will minimize potential smudging. We have found that vellum and smooth papers work the best.
Which texture is right for your project?
- Vellum is recommended for most prints for its rich saturation
- Smooth is recommended for photographs and highly detailed artwork
Which weight is right for your project?
- Text is a lighter weight that works best for flyers, folded or rolled items, zine pages, etc.
- Bristol is heavier and stiffer than text, but not has heavy as Cover. Bristol works best for art prints, folded items, zines, cards, etc.
- Cover is the heaviest stock we carry, working well for cards, posters, art prints, and book covers.
We only offer papers that Riso print well. Our stock includes both premium and standard papers that are environmentally friendly and acid free.
Munken by Arctic Paper
Standard paper stock with premium performance in vellum and white
Munken is a paper renowned internationally for its incredible Riso print capabilities. It absorbs ink and saturates like no other paper we offer. Munken is environmentally friendly, FSC™, EU Ecolabel™, PEFC™ and Cradle to Cradle C2C™ Certified. Learn more about Munken paper here.
Standard paper stock in smooth/vellum in a variety of colors
Domtar is our affordable and eco-friendly option for a wide variety of print projects. We stock paper from the Domtar EarthChoice and Cougar lines which both meet the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council and are Rainforest Alliance Certified. Acid free and made in the USA. Learn more about Earthchoice here and Cougar here.
French Paper Co.
Premium paper stock in smooth/vellum in a variety of colors
Quality paper made in the USA. Pioneers in recycled papers, French offers many environmental paper choices: organic, recycled, post-consumer waste, acid free, lignin free, and FSC certified. We stock papers from their Smartwhite, Construction, Speckletone, and Pop-Tone lines. Learn more about French here.
If you have a specific paper in mind for your project, please fill out our quote request form. We are happy to order your paper in for production.