MS. REGISTRATION IS A WOMAN-OWNED AND OPERATED RISOGRAPH PRESS AND GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO BASED IN ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.

MS. REGISTRATION

ABOUT US

WE BELIEVE PRINT AND SUSTAINABILITY CAN EXIST IN HARMONY.

Our mission is to provide vegan and vibrant, on-demand risograph printing that doesn't break the bank or harm the planet.

MEET MATILDA

RISOGRAPH MODEL SF5130

Not to flex, but we operate the most environmentally-friendly digital duplicator on the planet.

PRINT W/ US

YOUR IDEAS LOOK BETTER ON PAPER

Let's be real, print is never going out of style. And by choosing to print with us, you're lessening your carbon footprint. See what the hype is all about! 

FIRST

We send the original file to print as a grayscale PDF through USB connection. The color of the original is determined by which color drum is inside the risograph.

PLEASE NOTE: Sending an original through USB is only one way of printing. All risographs are designed with a scan function like photocopiers.

SECOND

The risograph internally creates a master of the original and wraps it around an ink-filled drum.

PLEASE NOTE: Our specific risograph can only print one color at-a-time, and a new master must be made for each color layer.

THIRD

Paper is fed through as the drum spins at high speed. As a result, ink is pushed through the master and absorbed onto the paper. This is repeated for each color layer.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

A risograph uses consumables such as plant-based ink and polyester resin film (called masters or stencils) to create a positive copy of an exposed original through a heatless emulsion process. Once a master is made, it can be easily duplicated at speeds up to 150 pages per minute.

PROCESS

ENERGY EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGY

We operate a risograph SF5130, an environmentally friendly and energy efficient digital duplicator. The stencil-based printing process removes the need for extreme heat and high power consumption required by photocopiers and toner-based printers. Risographs are free from ozone emissions, toner particle emissions, silica dust, and other air pollutants.

GREEN PAPER 

When it comes to printing, we go through a lot of paper. That's why we only print on recycled and FSC Certified paper stock. We repurpose materials like misprints, trimmings, and discarded masters in an effort to minimize our carbon footprint and studio waste.

REFERENCES: RISO|Environmental Responsibility

RISO|Rice Bran Ink Exploriso: Low-tech Fine Art

PLANT-BASED INK

Risograph ink is comprised of rice bran oil, an organic material that doesn't release VOCs into the atmosphere. Rice bran ink has better archiving capabilities and eliminates paper discoloration that appears over time.

SUSTAINABILITY

PLANT-BASED PRINTING

Our passion for the planet and printed matter influences our actions in making the world a better place through sustainable art practices.

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