What is Risography?
RISO is the name of both a printer and ink company from Japan.
Noboru Hayama started his company in post-war Japan (in 1946), calling it RISO. It means 'ideal' in Japanese, a poetic name that Hayama chose as he found it important that people should not lose their ideals in this period of despair.
Riso is a mechanical process similar to screen printing; the printer creates a stencil wrapped around a ink filled drum which then spin to transfer impressions on.
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who prints on recycled paper using environmentally friendly soy based inks.