Taipei-based studio O.OO has printed a guide to Risograph printing that embraces all of the imperfections and difficulties that are associated with the process. “For the last two years we have been witness to so many different situations and stories with our customers, that we have come to see our studio as a theatre of sorts – as the stage for printing narratives to unfold,” say the designers. Two booklets have been produced, the first breaks information about the Risograph process down into a simple graphic language to show what results are possible when printing using the technique and the second explores the use of different inks and paperstocks to provide an overview of what outcomes can be expected using chosen media.
“Risograph is a popular printing technique; however, it is still a very unique and rare printing technique in Taiwan and there aren’t many resources for learning about Risograph here in comparison to other countries,” says Pip Lu, co-founder of O.OO. “We filed all the cases from the past two years including client work and our own projects. We tried to analyse the causes of mistakes. We also reviewed all the inquiries from customers and used them to compile the key information in each booklet. We then carefully designed for every part of this book including the papers, colors, font we used and the binding.”
The booklets are aimed at those with an interest in Risograph printing and as a resource for those looking at the variables that occur throughout the process. “We feel that Risograph printing its all about imperfection and it is the difficulty which gives the prints so much personality,” says Pip. The book will go on sale later this month.