A short piece on how a low-cost printing alternative used often in churches, for example, gets repurposed as a cool enabler for artistic expression …

Over the past decade, screen printing artists and zine makers have started using a nontraditional machine for their creations: the Risograph.

Also known as RISO, it is regarded as an affordable alternative to a traditional photocopier. Unlike photocopiers, RISOs print one color at a time, which can create an imperfect and handmade quality that artists find attractive.

The results of a RISO-printed work reminds Witt of screen printing, he said, because artists can play with the layering and opacity of colors and come up with creative solutions to the machine’s various restrictions. […]