A Risograph or Riso is a high-speed digital printing machine used for high-volume photocopying and printing. It features high speed, low cost printing excellent for large quantity duplication work such as single colour flyers or newsletters.
How a Risograph works
In order to print, the Riso creates a type of plate by scanning the original document to make the master. This master is then wrapped around the drum and ink is fed through this template. The paper runs through the machine while the drum rotates to create each image on the paper in rapid succession.
When a new master is added the old master is automatically discarded in the master disposal unit:
Uses for a Risograph
A Risograph is suited for printing bulk letters, flyers, invoice books, school and church newsletters, and other single colour brochure needs. The A3 models is also well suited to print single colour maps.
Don’t forget to check out our How to use a Risograph guide.