Here are a few zine categories that my friend Beena and I compiled that will hopefully help serve as useful prompts for your own projects:
This is Part 1 of 2 talking about booklet basics for zines and comics. In preparing this video, I thought back to what information I think would have helped my clients in the booklet set-up process, especially those that were just starting out in their comics and zine adventures and were figuring out how this whole layout situation worked. I hope this helps to clarify things somewhat, even though I think I may have gone a bit too in-depth, but I think it’s just better to put things out there for completeness’ sake.
How to convert CMYK images to Riso tutorial 😀
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get a free Peony print from the video example below!
How to make an eight-page risograph zine with one sheet of paper!
These zines were made using just one sheet of paper and photocopied manually on the risograph! Here’s a step-by-step how-to:
It’s time to print new business cards, but… we didn’t save the business card Illustrator file. Whoops! Luckily, the violet screen from our previous business card print run was still on the ink cylinder. Now we just need to spruce it up with a second colour!
You may have seen our hand-bound notebooks on Instagram. Here’s a step-by-step guide to how they were created!
The Pindot Press Colour Chart shows all the colour inks that Pindot Press stocks as well as some of the combinations that result from 2-colour prints. In this tutorial, find out how the colour chart was made using grayscale layers.
Here are some video tutorials to help you get started in setting up files in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for risograph printing.