Course detail

RISO Lab 2

FaVU-RIS2Acad. year: 2020/2021

Risograph is relatively widespread, but in recent years an increasingly popular high-speed digital printing system based on stencil printing has been similar to screen printing technology. Although the machine is very similar to a copier, it works completely differently. It has gained popularity around the world among low-cost printing due to its relatively low acquisition costs, cheap operation, speed, and interesting print quality. It has become a popular printing technique for original prints and posters. Students will gradually, theoretically, and practically, get acquainted with the printing technology on Risograph. They will receive the necessary information about the differences between different printing technologies. They will learn to work with ways to create templates and operate the Riso EZ 571E printing machine. The course also includes basic work with Adobe Photoshop software, where students will learn to create a template from the image template for trapping four colors, and Adobe InDesign, where they will deepen their skills in preparing and exporting a document for printing on Risograph. The main goal of the course is to support students' creative activities in the field of creating low-cost original prints and publications, as well as assistance in their artistic development.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students learn the technology service digital printer risograph EZ 571E and a specific way of preparing print data. After mastering the operation of the machine, students choose a partial topic of their own artist's book / publication / zine, which they then print in 35 copies in the form of a four-color register.

Prerequisites

Riso Lab 1

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KOMURKI, John Z. Risomania: The New Spirit of Printing. Niggli Verlag, 2016. ISBN 978-3-7212-0966-2.
KOMURKI, John Z. Silkscreen Masters: Secrets of the World's Top Screen Printers. Moleskine srl, 2017. ISBN-13 978-8866131663,
AMBROSE, Gavin a Paul HARRIS. Grafický design: formát. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-2966-1.
AMBROSE, Gavin a Paul HARRIS. Grafický design: tisk a dokončovací práce. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-2968-5.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, followed with practical examples of prints and publications printed by risograph technology, practical examples of graphic ways of creating templates for printing, discussions, consultations of ideological proposals.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit is awarded based on active participation in classes and submitting practical output.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1/ Technological solution of four-color registration on the Risograph printing device
2/ Preparation and dividing the image into four color channels using Adobe Photoshop
3/ Prepress data preparation for registration of four colors
4/ Creating templates using a PC for registration of four colors
5/ Printing with a Risograph digital printer
6/ Consultations on the idea design and printing technology for the artist's book / publication / zin
7/ Prepress data preparation, basic page exclusion and data export in Adobe InDesign
8/ Printing of artist's book / publication / zine

Aims

The aim of the course is a practical acquaintance with the issue of printing technology on the printing device Risograph on the basis of practical exercises focused on the registration of four colors using a printer. Students will learn to prepare an image template and prepress for printing using software programs Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. The output will be a printed artist's book / publication / zin.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lessons are held in the Faculty of Fine Arts Bookbinding workshop through practical exercises and theoretical lectures. Participation is mandatory (tolerated absence 20 %).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Practical class

21 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer