Texas Tech University


School of Art


RISOstudio is located in Architecture 205

The RISOstudio is an interdisplinary space for the printing, publishing, and production of Risograph based printed works. The RISOstudio contains all the tools you need (Risograph Printer, paper cutters, paper, staplers, and binding machines) to make posters, zines, and printed matter!

The Risograph printer is based on the stencil method of printing, which is much like screen printing. While the machine looks very much like a photocopier, it functions quite differently. Black & white artwork is sent to the Riso either from a connected desktop pc, or on the printer's scanner. The image is ‘burnt' on to a paper-like master, which can then be used to duplicate it up to thousands of times. The master wraps automatically around an ink drum. The ink is pushed through the screen/aster, and then prints onto paper that makes contact with the drum.

During open hours RISOstudio technicians are available to help you print. The space is also open for hanging out and making art!


  • Mondays 3:00-6:00PM
  • Tuesdays 3:00-6:00PM
  • Thursday 3:00-6:00PM
  • Fridays 12:00 PM-6:00PM
  • *CLOSED on all days the University is closed. We will not be open during winter break or summer break.  

Studio Highlights

The RISOstudio is available to serve students from all concentrations within the School of Art. Here students can enhance their technical and problem-solving skills to guide their artistic research. Students are highly encouraged to take advantage of the studio and its equipment to complete their work.


Equipment & Resources


  • RISOgraph Printer
  • Computer with Spectrolite and the Adobe Suite. 
  • B&W Printer
  • Cutting Mats 
    Paper Creaser
  • Stapler for Saddle Stitch 
  • Paper Cutter
  • Bone folders
  • Work Tables
  • Zine Library

RISOstudio Print Guide

RISOstudio Printing Guide



Travis Neel


Contact the RISOstudio Manager

Travis Neel
RISOstudio Manager