Intro to Risograph Printing | September 22, 2024, 1-4pm

Ladyfingers Letterpress

Sunday, September 22, 2024, 1-4pm

Come learn risograph printing with us!

Risograph (ree-sow-graf) printing is a fun (and environmentally friendly) print-making process invented in Japan that looks like a photocopier, works as a screenprinter, and uses stencils and rich spot colors to create vibrant, unique prints. It’s experienced a resurgence in the the last few decades and we are THRILLED to be able to offer our very first (of hopefully many) riso workshops to come thanks to our “riso-in-residence” pals at FIXER Studio!

(Fun fact: In 2003, one of Arley’s roommates from the Dirt Palace went to Amsterdam and came back talking about this mysterious new printing method that was all the rage called “Risograph Printing”. Ah, memories!)

Great For:

  • People brand new to riso and want to learn — beginner/non-artist friendly!
  • Riso fans who want a refresher & some printin’ fun
  • Anyone who wants to take a future intermediate riso class/workshop with us

The Class

  • Crash course into risograph history
  • Overview + print demonstration of how these machines work (with all their quirks)
  • Share print inspiration, favorite mark making tools, and provide other materials for print-making and how to use them for riso
  • Create & print an edition of 2-color prints to share with the class & take home!


This class is led by Sara DeRose & Morgan Calderini.

Supplies Needed

  • You don't need to bring a thing except yourself! We provide a slew of making tools, pens, paper, collage materials, and more! Optional: If you have a favorite darker marker, bring it to experiment.
  • This workshop is analog so leave your digital tools/laptops/ipads at home and get ready to work with your hands!



This includes the workshop, a printed mark making worksheet, an edition of 2 color prints, some downloads for future use, and access to our open hours printing appointments!

Registration is non-refundable or exchangeable. Additional supplies available for purchase at Ladyfingers Letterpress should you desire them. All students receive a 10% discount on all in-store purchases on the day of the workshop.

Image Credits:

Hot people - Jade Howe @jadehowdy

Fruit + words - Ryan Putnam @putnamstudios

All others - Fixer Brand Studio 

Collections: Ladyfingers Letterpress, Workshops

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