Managed print services provider Midshire is giving artists, illustrators and graphic designers the opportunity to win a RISO digital duplicator, also known as a Risograph.
As part of the RISO Roadshow, running from May to October, Midshire is inviting six designers to trial a Risograph for a month and then submit artworks created on the device. The creator of the best sample pack will win the machine.
As well as being a high speed, economical method of printing multiple copies of documents, RISO duplicators can be used to create eyecatching prints by printing different colours, one at a time.
RISO says its 21 standard inks, including metallic gold, can be layered to create almost any colour.
One company making the most of this capability is Glasgow-based RISOTTO Studio, which since 2012 has been using Risographs to create highly designed calendars, stationery and posters on over 80 different types of recycled stock.
Studio Director Gabriella Marcella said: “As soon as I saw the kind of work that can be produced on the Risograph, I was hooked on the process. Its ability to layer inks to create vivid patterns with spot colours is so distinctive and cannot be replicated on any other digital print process.”
Midshire is a subsidiary of Sharp Electronics Europe.