*refer to one colour print for details of each step*
Risa doesn't read in colour, it only reads the saturation (intensity of colours).
Prism + Light = Colours
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ?
Well, you may have seen an image of a light shining on a prism and on the other side shine the colours of the rainbow. This little science experiment exists to prove that light contains all the colours.
But what this also proves is that without light there is no colour. For example, a red table set in a dark room, in our eyes will look dark red, if it's really really dark, it will look black! But the same table set in a well lit room is bright red.
Going back to Risa, the machine can't actually understand or see colours this way because it doesn't use light. Instead, it reads saturation (intensity) and prints whatever colour ink is in the machine. Because of this, we have to convert our images into greyscale.
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1.) Separate your design into colours. Make sure to clearly label them.
2. Then you have to convert each layer in greyscale.
*Keep in mind what colours looks like in greyscale. For example, yellow simply converted into grey will print a lighter version of yellow with the Risograph. If you are wanting 100% yellow in your design, you must convert the parts that are 100% to be 100% black.
3. Export each layer, clearly labelling them
Organize your layers
Properly name layers
Properly convert your colours
Properly export each file ex. TCC_chart_bluelayer; TCC_chart_yellowlayer; TCC_chart_blacklayer
Export in PDF
Export 300 dpi
Registration means lining up each layer so it prints the design you created.
With the Risograph, you register using these machine buttons :
Registration is not always perfect so this is why it's important to print extra copies of your design as registration tester prints.
Notice how the layers are a bit mis-aligned
Notice how the layers are more aligned
Your design will dictate the order you print layers. The general rule of thumb is to print from lightest colour » darkest or to print from largest blocks of colour » more detail