Print Services

Specs We Need

If you are interested in printing with us, send an email to Meesh with the following information:

  1. A preview of your artwork
  2. Art Prints or Zine (if zine, include page count)
  3. Ink & Paper Color(s)
  4. Finished Size
  5. Quantity
  6. Deadline

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Our Process

After you send in specs, we provide you with an estimate, info about our process, and schedule options. We request a 50% deposit upfront to order supplies, and to confirm a week on our schedule. After supplies arrive, it takes about a week to complete an art print project (zines have a 2-3 week turnaround). We can provide up to 3 test prints. Once a test is approved, we run the full order, set to dry, and hand deliver when they're ready.

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Turnaround Time

This changes weekly. We are most often booked 2-4 weeks out. Reach out as soon as possible to guarantee a spot. We are unable to process rushed projects at this time.

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Available Ink Colors

  • Fluorescent Pink
  • Red
  • Fluorescent Orange
  • Yellow
  • Aqua
  • Violet
  • Black
  • Metallic Gold (specialty ink)
  • Green (under maintenance)

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Paper

The largest sheet we print is 11x17 inches. Our printer's imprint area is 10x16 inches. All bleeds and cropmarks need to fall within the imprint area. We can print on text weight or cardstock, up to 80# cover.

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Pricing (Art Prints)

Below are our most common baseline estimates for single-sided, 11x17 art prints. Costs include supplies, drum set-up, and operation. We can trim, fold, score, and assemble for added fees. Each project is unique, so reach out to Meesh with project details.

Zines are estimated using a different pricing structure. For 1 free quote, please send specifics (size, page count, ink count, quantity) to Meesh.

Printing services include labor, no matter the quantity, and therefore prices do not scale proportionally. The more you print, the lower the price per item. The fewer you print, the higher the price per item.

  1 Ink 2 Inks 3 Inks
25 sheets $140 $260 $380
50 sheets $160 $290 $420
100 sheets $200 $360 $510

*Prices are subject to change. Printing with a specialty ink adds about $0.25 per sheet or impression.

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Quality Control

Printing with a Risograph involves embracing imperfection. Below are a few common quirks you can expect.

  • Registration: For artwork that has 2+ ink colors, the alignment between 2 colors can be off about 1/16th of an inch.
  • Coverage: The ink will lay down with some faint ghost spots, and ink density will vary print-to-print. No two prints are exactly the same.
  • Banding: The ink pushes through 3 points on the screens, which can give the appearance of thicker coverage on the edges and middle of the paper. It's more noticable with dark ink colors.
  • Smudging: Soy ink dries on top of the paper, instead of soaking into it. It leaves a slight dust of pigment on top of each impression. It can smudge similar to newspaper. We recommend avoiding full bleeds on prints that will be handled frequently.
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