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This page contains useful information about RISOTTO and our products and services. Use the jump links below to find what you are looking for or if you need more help don't hesitate to CONTACT US.
FAQs:
  • What is Riso?
  • Riso is short for Risograph. It’s a Japanese printer/printing process that 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.
  • How much will it cost?
  • Prices start at £16 (This is for a one colour artwork, and one print on 100gsm paper).

    Costs can be broken down into three main sections: colour stencils used, prints, and paper.

    Like screenprinting, the initial set-up is where most of the production time is spent, and main cost is weighted. Therefore the most economical jobs are ones that use few colours/stencils but output high quantities, and the more expensive jobs involve many colour stencils, at a low print quantity.
  • How long will it take?
  • Riso printing can take more time than you’d imagine. It’s fast once things are set up and running smoothly, but unexpected issues (like technical failures or paper jamming) do happen, and slow everything down. Print checks, drying time and alignment are also important to us, so we take time to produce the best prints. As a basic rule, the number of colours being used = number of days to print.
  • Can I collect?
  • Yes! We’re in Glasgow, so if you’re local - get in touch to arrange the collection of your prints. We’ll let you know the hours we’ll be in that week for you to drop by.
  • Do you ship / post?
  • All the time. Most of our jobs are shipped all over the UK, and a quarter are international. We use trusted couriers, who offer affordable rates.
  • How will my work look in riso?
  • You can use our print simulator, or we can mock up your bespoke artwork digitally for you, but results can never be fully simulated - so take the plunge and see what happens once it's inked up on paper. Not everything is suited to the riso process, but if you’ve read our print bible, and your artwork has been prepared well - It rarely disappoints!
  • Can I Print 1?
  • Yes - this is no problem, although printing a few extra will not cost you much more.
  • Can I see samples?
  • Definitely - click here to order your sample pack, or check out our riso wall to see examples of almost every combination of inks and papers.
  • How do you work out the price?
  • Quotes are calculated first by the number of colours/stencils used, then with print quantity and paper selection added on the end. Like screenprinting, the initial set-up is where most of the production time is spent, and cost is weighted. The riso is designed to be a duplicator - so once the artwork is set up, it’s pennies per print.
  • Can I print my flyers/cards/business cards?
  • Yes, we have a super new guillotine, so we can trim everything in house for you. Email us at info@risottostudio.com for a tailored quote! Or purchase our stationery bundles to get printing straight away.
  • Can I get a proof?
  • Due to the RISO process, proofs aren't common because most of the overall job cost is in the initial ’stencil making’ and set-up of the job. A proofing service therefore involves a fee of £10 per colour stencil tested. Please bare in mind this process will incur additional turnaround time, as the proofs will either be posted out to you, or a timetabled appointment will be set for you to come in to see the prints first hand. For very large or colour critical orders, we recommend opting for a printed proof, as this is the best way to ensure expected results.
  • How do I flatten my file?
  • There are different methods of doing this, but always make a backup copy of your file, so you can retain the layered one.

    If you’re using photoshop; Make sure that all the layers you want to keep are visible, then choose 'Layer > Flatten Image', or choose 'Flatten Image' from the Layers panel menu.

    For Acrobat 7; choose 'Advanced > PDF Optimizer’ and Click the 'Clean Up tab’. Select Remove Hidden Layers Content and Flatten Layers, and then click OK, and save the Optimized PDF.
  • How can I reduce my file size?
  • Make sure your PDF is set to greyscale. Flatten the artwork so no layers are involved. And finally, ensure the file size is set to the finished output size, and no larger.
  • How do I set up crop marks?
  • Depending on which software you are using, there are a few different options. We’ve created some tutorials on this, so join our club to get access to all this and more!
  • Do I need Bleed?
  • Not always. You only need to add bleed if the artwork is going to be trimmed, and has content running to the edge. Check out our tutorials to see how this is done.
RISOTTO TERMS & CONDITIONS:

PRINT PAYMENT & DELIVERY

  • All print work to be paid for before it leaves the studio unless otherwise agreed.
  • A confirmed job request will be taken as order confirmation.
  • Ordering prints or products from RISOTTO means that you have read and accepted our Terms & Conditions.
  • If a job is later cancelled by you, any costs, such as paper ordered in, incurred to us will be charged for.
  • Work over £1000 in value requires a 50% deposit before printing can commence.
  • You acknowledge that all details which you provide to us for the purpose of ordering goods are correct, that the credit or debit card you are using is your own and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the order.
  • Please ask about turnaround times. They change depending on the time of year.
  • We accept no responsibility for missed deadlines if artwork is incorrectly submitted or needs to be amended.
  • RISOTTO reserves the right at any time to revise the price of items without notice.
  • All orders are subject to acceptance and availability.
  • RISOTTO Studio Ltd. reserves the rights to modify, alter, terminate or discontinue any discounts or promotions at any time for any reason whatsoever without notice.
  • You are responsible for making sure that artwork that you send to print is accurate and appropriate for publication and printing. Do not submit anything you know to be unlawful or harms the rights of others.
  • We will check the design and file set up to ensure your order is printable, although we do not monitor the content.
  • We cannot guarantee that paper quoted in initial email correspondence will be available immediately.
  • Every effort has been made to accurately display our products with the correct product information and colour, however we cannot guarantee that all monitor display accurate colours of the products when delivered as each monitor display differs.
  • All sizes and measurements are approximate. We do try to make sure these measurements are as accurate as possible, however we do advise customers to consult the sizing charts provided on the website. Please note that sizes may differ between some items.
  • We are unable to accept responsibility for work that is not collected within six weeks of completion.
  • We use the Royal Mail and couriers such as UPS and DPD for orders within the United Kingdom.
  • We will use the courier service requested upon booking of a job and we will insure it as appropriate. In the unlikely event of delay or loss in the post or by a courier, we will not be held liable under any circumstances for consequential loss resulting from third party actions but will always do our utmost to resolve any transit issues.
  • We aim to dispatch all orders (excluding out of stock items) within 3 working days of confirmation the funds for your order have been cleared.


  • PRINT DISCLAIMER

    We have tried to give the best possible representation of our products on the site. Nearly all of our products are made or finished by hand, sometimes they may vary slightly from the images shown online and colours may vary. Please check dimensions carefully as the size may not always be clear from the images.

    REFUNDS & RETURNS

    RISOTTO Studio does not issue any refunds on orders once in production. Upon acceptance of this proposal, or any modification thereof, RISOTTO Studio will be entitled to recover all costs that it may incur.

    BILLING

    Payment is required before prints leave the studio.

    QUOTE TERMS

    Quotes are valid for 30 days only.

    FILE RESUBMISSION

    Files that require resubmission will be charged for additional prepress work at a prorated rate of £10 per colour screen.

    PRODUCTION DISCLOSURE

    Any discrepancies between digital proof and final print are not guaranteed to match color or neutrality. If a digital proof is not provided, then we will be unable to monitor reproduction quality and will not be guaranteed to match, and RISOTTO will accept no liability for work which is not to our client's satisfaction.

    It is the client's responsibility to check artwork and proofs carefully. Any scheduling time lost to due to delays in responding to inquiries or proofing, from RISOTTO concerning an order will be the responsibility of the client. If a client asks any agent of RISOTTO to check a proof on their behalf, that client in doing so releases RISOTTO from any responsibility or liability arising from the presence of defects or errors in that proof. Requests for changes on an artwork arising from other than an error by RISOTTO will incur additional charges to cover labor, services, and materials.

    RISOTTO reserves the right to use the product as samples of its service, unless the client and company have signed a mutually binding non-disclosure agreement.

    Average turnaround time is approximately 2-4 working days from receipt of all finalized, print-ready files, and confirmation of print. Whereas every reasonable effort is made to meet our anticipated delivery dates, RISOTTO shall not have any liability for any damages, incurred cost, or loss of income sustained by any client due to delays in the production and delivery of their job by RISOTTO.

    Production does not commence until total job cost is confirmed are formally approved.
    Print products that are full bleed, or with imagery and/or text nearer than 4mm from the edge of the page, may result in shift or loss (this also applies to text on book spines). Heavy coverage of inks may result in smudging or ink transfer and cannot be guaranteed. RISOTTO does not guarantee the archivability of its products. Items exposed to direct sunlight, humidity, oil or dirt may damage. RISOTTO products are crafted by hand and variations will occur.

    Overage: A 10% difference is allowed on all printed goods. Overage and shortage will be handled on a proration basis only. Adjustments can be made to the completed order within 48 hours of delivery. Any order to be returned must be returned in full before any adjustments can be made. In case of printing error, RISOTTO reserves the right to reprint or grant full or partial refund as satisfaction. Matters of dispute will be settled in accordance with reasonable prevailing standards of the industry.

    [This policy was last updated on 03 June 2017]
    PRIVACY POLICY:

    WHO WE ARE

    This is the website of RISOTTO Studio Ltd, also known as RISOTTO, RISOTTO's Riso Room and RISOTTO Studio.

    RISOTTO Studio
    The Glue Factory
    22 Farnell Street
    Glasgow
    G4 9SE

    Registered Company No. SC494855
    VAT No. 217129720
    https://www.risottostudio.com


    WHAT DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY


    Account Registration Data

    When you register for an account on risottostudio.com we collect the following information to help create your user account:

    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email Address
    • Password
    • Gravatar Profile Picture (if you use a linked Gravatar account)
    • IP Address

    Purchases, Orders and Subscriptions Data

    When you make a purchase through our online shop, buy a Riso Club subscription or update your account details, in addition to the data listed above we may also collect the following information to help process and fulfil your purchase, order or request:

    • Billing Address
    • Shipping Address
    • Telephone Number
    • Details of your order
    • Payment details
    • Unique payment identifier
    • Payment provider identifier
    • IP Address

    Print Services Data

    When using our Riso Room print order services in addition to the data listed above we may collect the following information to help process and fulfil your print order:

    • Technical order details
    • Type of print product (eg. flyer, booklet, poster)
    • Additional delivery preferences
    • Project Title
    • User uploaded artwork and image files (eg. PDF, JPEG, PNG)

    We keep copies of all finished work printed on our machines for our archive. We would never sell or distribute this finished material, and is for internal reference only. During the print process, we generate various ‘mis-prints’, and regularly re-print onto these, which we finally recycle. Elements of your artwork may be featured as part of our own ‘RISOTTO’ products - primarily ‘Shuffle Notebooks’.

    Riso Wall Data

    Our Riso Wall page is a curated visual archive featuring print work from our customers and workshop attendees. This archive helps to showcase the multitude of techniques and creative possibilities riso printing can provide, as well as promote the incredible work of the artists and designers who use our print services.

    By using the print services on our website, at our studio or at one of our hands-on workshops, you consent that we may choose to feature your artwork on our Riso Wall page.

    Information collected or volunteered by you to feature artwork on our Riso Wall may include:

    • Your Name
    • Portfolio or Website Link
    • Visual representation or your print work (JPEG/PNG)

    If you see your artwork uncredited on our Riso Wall or wish for us to update your information you can contact us using the dedicated form below:

    Tag Your Artwork →

    If you wish to remove your artwork from our Riso Wall archive you can request deletion by getting in touch via email or using our contact form:

    General Contact Form →

    Newsletter Sign Up

    When you register for a RISOTTO studio account on our website we also ask if you wish to subscribe to our email newsletter.

    You can choose whether or not to sign up at registration or at any time by completing one of the sign up forms found across our website.

    Newsletter Sign Up →

    You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time or change your preferences by clicking the respective links in our newsletters or getting in touch.

    *We use the popular service MailChimp to help deliver our newsletters.


    COMMENTS

    We currently do not have commenting enabled on our website. If we implement this feature in future we will update this privacy policy to reflect how commenting data is used and processed.


    MEDIA

    Print Order Artwork

    When using our online print order services (eg. A3 Print Order, Design Packages, Print Bundles) you may choose to upload your artwork files directly with your submission using our online forms (eg. in PDF, JPEG or PNG format).

    In this case, artwork files are stored on our server and made available to us using a hashed link. This allows us to access your artwork files efficiently for preparing and processing your order. These files may be kept on our server from 3–6 months.

    Print Simulator

    Artwork uploaded to our Print Simulator is never transmitted to us or stored on our server. Print Simulations and related artwork files are stored locally in your browser until your session has ended.

    Riso Wall Artwork

    Any artwork showcased on our Riso Wall is not directly linked to RISOTTO user accounts. If you wish to update the information used to credit you or remove your artwork from our Riso Wall, please consult the 'Riso Wall Data' section above for more information on how to do this.



    CONTACT FORMS AND EMAIL COMMUNICATION

    We use various contact forms across our website to help our customers tailor custom print orders, provide additional information when signing up to our workshops, update the data we hold and to streamline general requests and queries customers may have.

    Data submitted via our contact forms may include contact information, order details, artwork files, delivery information and technical data such as IP addresses and date stamps.

    This entry data is stored securely in our database and transferred via email so we can process customer requests efficiently. We do not share contact form data with third parties or use data submitted via our contact forms for marketing purposes unless explicitly stated and at the user’s consent.

    We may keep customer requests sent via our contact forms and email communcations for up to 10 years.


    COOKIES

    Log In

    If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

    When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information. Login cookies last for two days. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.


    Site Functionality and General Cookies

    Some parts of our website use temporary cookies and local storage to enable basic site functionality. For example, we may use cookies or store data locally when making a multi-stage print order, purchasing a product or interacting with our print simulator. These cookies are temporary and often expire when a session is terminated.


    EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

    Articles and pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

    We also utilise popular social sharing buttons on certain parts of our site (eg. Facebook and Twitter share buttons on our blog and workshop pages). These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


    ANALYTICS

    Google Analytics

    We use Google Analytics on risottostudio.com to monitor visitor traffic, measure site performance and help us improve our products, services and tools.

    Find out more about how Google uses information sent from your browser here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners


    Google Analytics Advertising Features

    As per the Policy Requirements for Google Analytics Advertising Features, we notify users that in addition to the standard implementation of Google Analytics, Google Analytics Advertising Features are also enabled on this site.

    These analytics advertising features are enabled to help us better understand our audience and include demographic and interest-based reporting of our visitor traffic.

    As per Google's policy we do not identify users or facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature.

    As such, we do not combine or use Google Analytics data in conjunction with RISOTTO user account data.

    Visitors can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising features via their Google Account Settings, Ad Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps and other available means for consumer opt-out.

    Jetpack

    We use the popular Wordpress plugin Jetpack to enable additional admin functionality to our website. This plugin also provides us with some limited visitor traffic data such as site visits, popular pages, articles and referral links.


    WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

    Our website runs on the platform Wordpress – by default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

    We use several third-party add-ons to help run our day-to-day business, fulfill customer orders, process payments and provide our services. Dependent on the request involved, these parties may include (with links to respective policies for reference):

    • Paypal (Policy →)
    • Stripe (Policy →)
    • Apple Pay (Policy →)
    • WooCommerce (Policy →)
    • Royal Mail (Policy →)
    • MailChimp (Policy →)
    • Gmail/Google (Policy →)
    • Parcel Monkey (Policy →)
    • Xero (Policy →)


    We only share necessary data (eg. payment, contact and shipping information) to help process requests and orders.

    Your data may also be temporarily shared with our trusted technical support partners and web development team to help resolve queries you may have regarding your account or to troubleshoot technical issues that have arisen with our online services.


    WHO ON OUR TEAM HAS ACCESS

    Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

    • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent.
    • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

    Our team members have access to this information to help fulfil orders, process refunds and support you.


    HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

    User Account Data

    For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

    We hold this data indefinitely, until users decide to close their online accounts with us or RISOTTO Studio ceases to operate.

    Communications Data

    We may retain communications data sent via email or through our contact forms for up to 10 years.


    WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA

    If you have registered an account on this site you can view and manage your data via your account dashboard:

    Go to My Account →

    Equally, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

    You can make a data request or delete your account and data by using our dedicated Data Request Form:

    Data Request Form →

    WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA

    Our main website servers are hosted in Europe. You can find a list of our third-party services above, under ‘Who we share your data with’ with links to said third-party privacy policies in regards to data processing.


    HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

    We have taken the necessary steps to ensure our customer data is protected and secure at all times.
    We use SSL encryption, two-factor authentication (where possible) and security tools from our hosting and service providers to help monitor and protect our website.

    We have put in place sufficient physical and digital methods to protecting the data we hold and train our staff to comply with best practices regarding data privacy and security.


    DATA BREACH PROCEDURES

    If we detect a data breach or compromise in our systems we will notify affected users within 72 hours of discovery. We will immediately notify and mobilise our technical support partners to help resolve any issues quickly and effectively.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    If you have any privacy concerns or questions about your data you can contact us via email info@risottostudio.com or use our dedicated forms:

    Data Request Form →

    General Contact Form →

    Data Protection Officer:
    Gabriella Marcella Ditano
    Director, RISOTTO Studio


    [This policy was last updated on 23 May 2018]
    RISOTTO SHOP – SHIPPING:
    Currently we aim to dispatch orders within 3 working days. Delivery time after that varies depending on shipping address. We do not make profit from our P&P, all prices are based on current Royal Mail/Courier guidelines. VAT is added onto the postage costs for UK & Europe. Consequently the amount seen on your parcel may differ from the amount you were charged. Charges are calculated automatically when you check out.

    If you have any questions about shipping, please email us at shop@risottostudio.com

    PARCEL NOT RECEIVED?
    Please let us know if you haven’t received your order, and we can have a look into any issues form our end. Once your package has left the studio - we’re unable to fully manage the delivery, but can contact the courier company to help track your parcel.

    PRICES
    All prices are subject to change and we retain the right to adjust prices at any given moment. All prices, and shipping, include VAT at the current rate. UK VAT No. GB 217 1297 20
    RISOTTO SHOP – RETURNS:
    We hope you love your RISOTTO purchase. However, if you are unsatisfied with it or you have just changed your mind please let us know immediately. We are happy to refund or replace unworn / unused items, returned in their original condition and packaging, within 30 days of dispatch. You must return the order to us, in its original condition, within 28 days in order to get an exchange or refund. Any returned items will be refunded immediately minus the cost of the initial postage fee.

    Sale items cannot be returned or refunded.

    Any faulty items must be returned to us before a replacement or refund is provided. We are unable to refund on any personalised items as it will not be possible for us to restock these. This excludes damaged items. If you do send items back then please use a secure postage method, so that you can trace where the package is. The item is your responsibility until we receive it. We do our best to photograph and present our products digitally for you to browse them as accurately as possible. The risograph's spot colours cannot be replicated on screen (especially the fluorescent inks) so please keep this in mind when selecting items. Message us if you have questions about a particular item, and we will be more than happy to help.
    RISO ROOM – SHIPPING:
  • We use the Royal Mail and couriers such as UPS and DPD for orders within the United Kingdom.
  • We will use the courier service requested upon booking of a job and we will insure it as appropriate. In the unlikely event of delay or loss in the post or by a courier, we will not be held liable under any circumstances for consequential loss resulting from third party actions but will always do our utmost to
  • We aim to dispatch all orders (excluding out of stock items) within 3 working days of confirmation the funds for your order have been cleared.


  • Whereas every reasonable effort is made to meet our anticipated delivery dates, RISOTTO shall not have any liability for any damages, incurred cost, or loss of income sustained by any client due to delays in the production and delivery of their job by RISOTTO.

    REFUNDS & RETURNS

    RISOTTO Studio does not issue any refunds on orders once in production. Upon acceptance of this proposal, or any modification thereof, RISOTTO Studio will be entitled to recover all costs that it may incur.
    PROPERTY & COPYRIGHT:
    Any use of this website or its contents, including copying or storing it or them in whole or part, is prohibited without expressed written permission from RISOTTO Studio Ltd.

    You agree not to copy, display, distribute, reproduce, modify or re-post anything on this website. All images remain the property of RISOTTO Studio Ltd.

    Under no circumstances can these images be used for any personal or commercial purposes without written consent from RISOTTO Studio Ltd.
    WHOLESALE
    If you would like to stock our products, please get in touch and we'll send you our latest catalogue and price list.

    Please email us at wholesale@risottostudio.com
    RISO CLUB – TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • All Riso Club subscriptions run for 12 months. By purchasing a subscription you agree to pay the full amount due in either monthly instalments or one annual lump sum. (Monthly: 12x £6/£7/£8. Annual: 1x £60/£70/£80.)
  • At the end of the subscription period you will be notified automatically by email and given the opportunity to renew your subscription or membership for the following year.
  • If, for some reason, you wish or need to cancel your Riso Club subscription before the expiry date you should contact us in advance. info@risottostudio.com
  • RISOTTO's exclusive resources will only be accessible to you for the duration of your active subscription. A Riso Club subscription does not grant lifetime access to RISOTTO's online materials.
  • You are responsible for keeping your account information up-to-date. Ensure your address details are accurate as we cannot repost or retrieve lost or wrongly delivered print subscriptions. You can manage your details on the My Account page
  • Reproducing, duplicating or redistributing RISOTTO or Riso Club content (ie. templates, scripts, tutorials or any other digital files) by any means is strictly prohibited. All content on RISOTTO Studio's website and provided by RISOTTO STUDIO Ltd via postal subscription or other means is Copyrighted to RISOTTO Studio Ltd unless stated otherwise.
  • If your recurring payment fails we will attempt to contact you using the details you provided at sign up to resolve your payment issue. We reserve the right to suspend or cancel you subscription until payment resumes. You can manage how you pay for your subscription by updating your details on the My Account page
  • RISOTTO Studio Ltd reserves the right to cancel individual subscriptions and cease providing Riso Club services at any time if we feel individuals are in breach of these Terms & Conditions or our Property & Copyright policy.
  • CONTACT POLICY
    RISOTTO HQ is a small operation that takes on bespoke print projects in the margins of our primary function as a reprographics service and stationery co. We strive to work efficiently, delivering a high quality service across all aspects of our work, and are therefore only able to take on a few bespoke jobs at a time, scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    For the time being, we have decided to stop taking any other appointments. We regularly receive requests to visit the studio (to see samples, demonstrations or to discuss a project) and currently don't have the capacity to offer this. We have worked hard to deliver an online resource that should cover every aspect of your enquiry, so we urge you to explore our archives and, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Email is always the best way to reach us, as we’re rarely by the phone. We do our best to get back to all inquiries in a prompt manner, but may be overwhelmed during busy spells.

    For all enquiries e-mail info@risottostudio.com.
    DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT
    We'd hate to see you go but if you wish to delete your RISOTTO account you can request this using our dedicated Data Request Form:

    Data Request Form →