If you are new to Riso please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We offer a file set up service if some of the steps are not accessible to you.
11x17" is the maximum paper size for Riso. We print almost all of our projects using this format.
The maximum printing area is 10.60 x 16.20 inches on the page. With an uneven top and bottom printing margin.
Templates and guidesSee templates
We strongly recommend using our templates to prepare your files. Printing area margins are uneven: Top 0.8 cm, sides: 0.5cm, bottom 1.2 cm.
All bleed, bleed marks or alignments marks, must be included inside the printing area/inside the margin.
Always make sure to add a white 11x17 rectangle or fill layer over the default background / below your artwork. Have it visible when saving and do not delete it from the template.
It's best practice to create outlines or vectorize your text before creating your print files.
Avoid overlaying text and use only one color. Due to the variation in alignment, the text might not be readable. Unless you like the style of course! :)
Set to blackColor separation Tutorial
Please see our color separation tutorial for this step. Once you're ready to make your print files, separate your colors while making sure they are in the correct black value.
Send us a separate pdf for each color layer. Name each one by color. Ex: yellow.pdf, blue.pdf and pink.pdf. Make sure they are in the right black and grey values. Include a full color jpeg of your artwork so I can get an overview of your project.
When saving your pdf please select the pdf/X1a:2001 option. This reduces the size of the file while retaining the quality plus it's less prone to file errors. Make sure you disable the preserve editing capabilities checkbox.