Starting in October 2020, there will be regular opportunities for Eco Park Press members to book print sessions on the Eco Parks Risograph printer. To become a member, you will need to have completed an induction or attended one of our Riso Print Workshops. Find out about our workshops HERE
Open Access time slots cost £10 ph (plus printing costs). During your time slot, you will have access to the Risograph printer and some desk space and a lightbox to help lay out your work. Technical support will be on hand to advise you with your print job.
Please be aware that time slots will finish strictly at the end of the session so that others can start theirs. For larger print jobs you may be required to book more than 1 hour time slot, which if possible should be done in advance. Drying time is required to print work with more than two colours, or for double sided pages so you may need to book multiple time slots. We have a drying rack you will be able to use and you are welcome to leave some work to be posted or to collect at another time.
To print from digital files, you will need to email Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org with your files before your print session, which can then be prepared ready to print from the print room computer during your slot. Please make sure your work is sized and ready for printing.
Paper and Inks
Paper can be purchased from Eco Park Press, we stock a selection of A3 recycled papers in thicknesses from 80gsm – 300gsm. You are also welcome to bring your own but it must be uncoated and a maximum size of A3.
We currently have a selection of six ink colours to work with; Black, Bright Red, Yellow, Blue, Fluorescent Pink, Metallic gold*.
* Metallic Gold is a premium colour and costs a bit more than our standard colour inks. More details about this can be found HERE
Masters cost £4 / £6 during open access print sessions, each impression then costs 5p per colour plus paper costs.
2 colour A3 print on 120gsm HKM
Black / Flo Pink Masters = £8
50 impressions = £7.50
Total = £15.50 (30p each)
To reopen Eco Park Press, we have put in some measures to ensure our safety.
Please DO NOT ATTEND if you have ANY SYMPTOMS or are supposed to be self isolating.
We are restricting the number of people both in the print room and in the shared studio at any one time. As there are other craft studios in Studio 3, there may be occasional people walking through. Within the print room Amy will be on hand for technical support.
- Workshops and Inductions will be up to 5 participants, plus a workshop leader.
- Open Access print sessions will have 2-3 participants, plus a technician.
Please wear a mask when coming into the studio and when walking around the building. During workshops or Open Access sessions you will have your own desk space at which you do not need to wear your mask but you are welcome to continue to if you wish. Hand sanitizer will be available, please use it regularly. There is a shared toilet in Studio 3 which will be sanitized immediately before workshops and open access days.
We would normally be offering you cups of tea, coffee and a heap of biscuits but just to be safe, we are currently asking you to bring your own water bottle or cuppa. We have lovely water from the borehole which you can refill with!
We will limit the use of equipment in the studio as we will need to sanitize between uses.
Drawing and collage making materials:
If you have your own art materials and are able to bring them then please do, we have individual drawing/collage packs for you to use as well as lightboxes for lining up work.
Induction dates will be arranged when we have sufficient interest, often on a Monday so check the time slots on our next Open Access Print Slots or contact us to put your name on the list for the next date.
During this 1 hour induction you will be able to create a two colour postcard or A5 print.
You can bring hard copies of your work along that you have already or create something here on the spot (we have materials for you to do this). You will leave with 5 copies of your postcard (although you can purchase more if you wish)
Induction cost £10 (45mins – 1hr)
Individual print sessions are also available in the print room for those who would prefer to have sole use of the equipment. A two hour (technician supported) Individual print slot costs £50 (plus printing costs), and can also include an initial 1:1 induction to become a member of Eco Park Press. Contact Amy on email@example.com to arrange a suitable date.