You can have printed matter stencilprinted varying from; books, (maga)zines, posters, flyers, wallpapers, cd/vinyl covers and sleeves, postcards, business cards, birth announcements, brochures, paper bags, envelopes and stickers.
Knust works with two different types of machines, Riso and Ricoh, having each a slightly different set of colours and slightly different possibilities in printing and paper size.
stencilprinting on Risoâ€¨
80 to 240 grams paper
maximum printing size for the master is 300 x 428 mm (including crop marks 3 to 5 mm)
the printing size can be extended to 300 x 475 mm (A3 long=printed twice)
maximum paper size is 320 x 490 mm
592 x 420 mm printing size
624 x 432 mm paper size
80Â to 150 grams paper
â€¨â€¨stencilprinting on Ricoh
50 to 400 grams paper
maximum printing size for the master is 290 x 407 mm (including crop marks 3 to 5 mm)
the printing size can be extended to 290 x 800 mm (double A3 long=printed twice)
maximum paper size is 320 x 840 mm
Riso and Ricoh are both twin-colour systems, so it is advised for two colours which go together to be either Riso or either Ricoh colours.
The Riso A2 is a one colour machine.
You can find our complete colour overview here.
You can either have your work printed from a digital well prepared pdf file, or you can also print directly from the copy plate of the machine with black and white images. The second option is a more raw way to print, good for strong contrast, black & white images with large fill areas. However there is little control in adjusting your image quality, so the first option is more recommended.
sending in your design file
You can make a design in any program on any platform.
Indesign; send Knust the Indesign file as a package with all links (images and fonts included). Along with a pdf or jpg of the total image as a colour example.
â€¨Illustrator; send Knust the Illustrator file. Along with a pdf or jpg of the total image as a colour example.
â€¨Photoshop; send Knust the file as a tiff file, with all layers unmerged, RGB, at least 300 dpi. Along with a pdf or jpg of the total image as a colour example.
You can send the file as a full colour document.
Or you can send the file as a black/white document with seperate layer(s) per colour(s).
You donâ€™t have to worry about rasters, or making a print ready pdf yourself.
Knust prepares all files especially for the machines and makes special colour separated pdfâ€™s for printing.
If you do like special rasters or bitmapped printing please let us know.