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Printing Presses

Manystuff have been posting a few times recently about the various printing presses around that use a Risograph printing machine. One of whom being the AA in London. Has given me a real kick up the ass, as Elliot and myself have our own Riso and bought a domain name etc in order to set up a mini printing press under the name of Black Box, but haven’t had chance to do it. I’ll post some more about it when we finally get around to doing it, in the mean-time, if anybody has anything they want printing in red or black, A4 and smaller then don’t hesitate to contact me.

These are two of the presses Manystuff mentioned:


Bedford Press is a small-scale, fully functioning printing press and publisher operating out of the Architectural Association. The aim of the press is to integrate the publication of printed materials into the AA Print Studio’s existing focus on generating content, editing and design…

The hope is that the influence of Bedford Press will quickly extend into the academic and intellectual life of the school, playing a key role as a protagonist of future publication initiatives. Bedford Press was founded in 2008 and is operated by AA Art Director Zak Kyes, Wayne Daly, Claire McManus and Phill Clatworthy under the auspices of the Architectural Association.”


Rollo Press™ is a small print studio located in Zürich and is operated by Urs Lehni since the beginning of 2008. The only printing machine available is an old Risograph GR 3770. Rollo Press™ aims to produce printed matter with friends and accomplices in a way that includes all steps of the process: from concept to design on to printing, binding and distribution. It’s like in William Morris’ “Art and Its Producers”: To own the means of production is the only way to gain back pleasure in work, and this, in return, is considered as a prerequisite for the production of (applied) art and beauty.”


Black Box Press has been launched by myself and Elliot. We have printed 2 real nice jobs and have another couple in the pipe line. Stay tuned for the new website coming soon. If you’re interested in printing something on our Riso CR1610 then please do not hesitate to get in touch.