RISOTTO is Scotland’s leading risograph print specialist, and stationery co. led by designer, Gabriella Marcella. Set up in 2012, RISOTTO produces creative print for a range of clients – from leading art organisations to bands and brands, quickly and sustainably.
Risograph printing is similar to screen-printing, using rich spot colours and stencils to create tactile and vibrant prints, affordably and with little impact to our environment.
As one of the pioneers of this process, RISOTTO has tailored their services specifically to the needs of the creative industries. This, coupled with in-house production, allows RISOTTO to celebrate craft and design, building an environmentally conscious and community-focused business along the way.
So, whether you’re looking to print an art edition, master a technical print challenge, or just get your posters pimped up – get in touch!
RISOTTO makes all paper goods from their workshop in Glasgow, where a tiny and passionate team work hard to design, test and launch new products; sustaining the power of small-scale artisan quality, as an alternative to mass production.
The house style is notoriously bold and playful, and can be seen across the limited edition products that emerge seasonally through the store.
Best-known for their vibrant calendars and graphic t-shirts, the studio has recently accelerated their product lines; launching wonderfully colourful collaborations, bursting with pattern. Products are shipped worldwide, all year round.
Metropolis Magazine • The Skinny • Creative Mornings • AIGA • Etapes • Radisson Red • Print Club Ltd • Riso Mania • Sight Unseen • It’s Nice That • People of Print • Grafik • Future Positive • Mr Porter • Grazia
RISOTTO takes great care in minimising its impact on the environment; from daily studio operations, to waste management, and sustainable paper supplies. We up-cycle test prints/leftovers, and recycle everything else.
Riso printing in itself is a highly energy efficient and sustainable printing method, making for an ethical product, unmatched by other printing methods.
The cold process consumes little energy, and the riso prints with soy based (non-toxic) inks, and stencils made from plant fibres. Unlike litho printing, it only takes a single print for the stencil to be fully inked and ready to print. It uses little electricity and eliminates the need for up to 100,000 litres of water and 10,000 litres of alcohol (per year) consumed by a typical mid-size printer.
We make all of our paper goods in our zero-waste studio in Glasgow, keeping our transportation costs and fuel consumption to a minimum, and reinforcing our commitment to sustaining the power of small-scale artisan quality, as an alternative to mass production.
SCOTLAND:Welcome Home • GSA Shop • Kestin Hare • Pencil Me In
LONDON:Nook Shop • Search & Rescue • Liberty • Kestin Hare • M.A.D.E • The Conran Shop
USA: Little Otsu
AUSTRALIA: Hello Polly
GERMANY: rikiki. Grafik & Produkt
Although we'd love to, we're too busy to accommodate studio visits or tours at this time.The best way to get hands-on experience with Risograph printing is to book a place on one of our Workshops →
We always welcome applications and run a regular internship program. Find opportunies and info on our jobs page: