While working on Exploriso, developing a true novelty—at least at that time—was the integration of high quality colour management processes, usually only to be found in highly economised offset printing. Developing these unique colour profiles, we integrated them into own publishing practice and offered them for purchase.
Since setting up an own practice can be challenging on one’s budget, we decided to offer the colour profiles for free for upcoming projects, self-initiated or commercial. Need help using them? Look here for advice on converting the images, and here for saving them.
As a little heads-up: these profiles were developed roughly four years ago, therefore we cannot take any responsibility for the final outcome, but are sure that a risograph printer of your choosing will offer top-notch advice. Keen on sharing your results? Use #explorisocoloursuite on Instagram.
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The closest we got to print faux CMYK just yet. Four colour profile using Yellow, Fluorescent Pink, Blue and Black. A true beauty we printed Colour Suite sheet no. 8 with.Download Profile
A true three-colour-workhorse reproducing almost every colour possible in real multi-colour fashion. One of the best profiles in our own opinion, even works good with darker images. Used to separate colour suite sheet no. 3Download Profile
Printing RGB on a Risograph? That’s possible now… (lol just kidding.) — This profile works best with dark images that don’t need yellow or orange tones to be recreated. Used to separate colour suite sheet no. 11Download Profile
A quite interesting three colour profile that can beautifully reproduce warm tones; the younger sibling to the Red-Yellow-Black profile. Due to the use of teal, it can display colder tones, although it might lack absolute dark colours. Used to separate colour suite sheet no. 3Download Profile
A magnificent profile that is able to display beautiful red, orange and pink tones, as well as darker tones. Interestingly enough, it’s not too bad with neutral, grey tones (when printing teal over pink). Used to separate colour suite sheet no. 18Download Profile
A three colour profile for colder colors, nature and landscapes in blue, yellow and teal. While the profile appears very rich, the capabilities of it are quite limited since a warm primary is missing.Download Profile
As the red-yellow-blue combination, this three colour profile is capable of separating almost anything. It lacks the black separation which can be interesting when you want to save ink.Download Profile