Ink Colors

The Risograph printer is enviro-friendly & is a cost-effective soy and rice ink printer. 

Riso ink dries through a combination process of absorption and evaporation; so the paper must be uncoated. These soy-based inks never really “dry”. Similar to newsprint, rubbing the ink with your finger, even once “dry”, can result in smudging. This is a natural occurrence. 

Imaging Center Riso Colors – Fall 2022

The IC currently has 12 colors of ink in stock. The IC recommends no more than 4 colors per Riso print submission.

Risograph ink is translucent, so its final appearance depends on the color of the paper it is printed on and then the layering of each ink color. 

Colors can be overprinted to create new ones. It is possible to blend any combination of tints together to produce color variants. 

Download our Adobe Swatch file of all available Riso colors HERE!

IC Riso Swatches 2022