Risograph Printing


Scheduled 2019 classes:
Sun 10 February
 – Fully booked

14:00 – 16:30

Contact us to express an interest in other dates or the three hour one to one version of this class.

Venue: INTRA
Class size 6 max.
Adults and young people 14+ years


Risograph machines are stencil based duplicators, capable of beautiful prints somewhere between the look of lithograph and screen printing. Once the stencil is made to your liking, prints can be run off with the speed of a photocopier, but with much more interesting possibilities of tone and texture.

The machine requires a different drum for each colour it can print, so each studio has its own set of available colours. At INTRA we have 8 colours: bright red, green, medium blue, yellow, teal, flat gold, fluro orange, and black. We have a Riso MZ770, a machine that takes two drums at a time, allowing a good line up of the colours on A3 paper.

Sample patterns over printed in various Riso colours

Working from drawings, collage, photographs or text, you can create colourful prints with tutor Xtina Lamb’s guidance. Experiment with different artwork types to produce 10 copies of your own two-colour poster, art edition or zine.

All materials needed will be provided.

Also available – 3 hour classes, £40
On Wednesdays during open access 11am – 9pm it is possible to book a one to one session on the Risograph machine. You get an hour’s teaching, and then two hours to experiment with the machine to yourself. Expert help is on hand as you need it.
Please contact us if you are interested in this option.


  • Pay online – via Paypal, £35
    Sun 10 February 2019 – Fully booked
  • Pay by phone: 01634 753299
  • Pay by cash or cards in person at INTRA

If you have any questions about the class or payment, please call or send us an email.

Selection of posters and artworks created with the Risograph machine


Please give us as much notice as possible if you are not able to come to a course that you have booked. If you cancel with seven or more days notice, we will reschedule or refund your booking. For cancellations less than seven days before the workshop date – we may be able to offer you a discount on a future booking, but please note that we have to cover space, preparation and tutor costs and if you cancel at the last minute we still have to pay for these.

Tags: Risograph, stencils, stencil duplicator, course, workshop

Risograph machine with the front door open showing two drums