Established in 2012. Colour Code is an independent print studio and publishing platform based in Toronto, Canada. We specialize in high quality, artist friendly printing for local, US and international customers.
We also publish and distribute small-run artist books, comics, posters and other printed matter which you can find at our shop
We specialize in water-based, environmentally friendly screenprinting to produce artist prints, posters and variety of paper / cardboard packaging. We also print t-shirts, tote bags and other kinds of apparel.
Minimum print run: 25 pieces
Maximum Print Area (Paper): 18" x 24"
Maximum Print Area (T Shirts): 14" x 16"
Maximum Print Area (Totebags): 12" x 14"
Thermography is a process we use in conjunction with Risograph printing. Printing with any Riso colour, we apply a fine resin powder to the wet ink and send the print through a heat tunnel which melts the powder creating a raised effect.
A nice touch for invitations, postcards and smaller artist prints. Thermography can be used for 1 or 2 colour prints. Additonal colours can be printed after the thermography process but must not touch any raised parts of the print.
For quantities too large for the Risograph to handle or when accurate full colour reproduction is required, we offer both digital or offset litho printing.
Offset Lithography is a commonly used printing technique in which an inked image is transferred from a metal or plastic plate to a rubber blanket and then to the printing surface. Significant setup costs make offset litho best suited for large quantities and for anything from simple black & white text to full colour illustration/photography. Minimum print run: 500qty
Digital printing replaces the printing plates in offset printing and masters in Riso with an electrostatically charged drum that is "written" with a laser. The image written to the drum then collects positively charged toner, a fine powder, which is then transferred and fused to sheets of paper as it prints. Best suited for short run, high resolution and full colour reproduction. Minimum print run: 200qty
2-colour Riso Printing
Take home 25qty 11x17" 2-colour Risograph prints of your own creation, plus a print exchange with all workshop participants
In this workshop participants will learn to:
1. digitally colour separate an artwork
2. prepare a file for print
3. print with a risograph in 2 colours
This workshop is suitable for any level of experience, however, you must be somewhat comfortable with Photoshop.
We strongly recommend you bring a laptop running any version of Photoshop. There are 2 spots available to those without a laptop.
The cost of this workshop is $125 + HST and includes all materials. To reserve a space, please fill out this form. Your spot in the workshop will be confirmed once a $50 deposit is made. Deposits are not refundable, but can be transfered to another workshop date if space is available.SIGN UP
New! Print Your Edition with a Riso Technician
Book a 1 hour appointment to print your edition in the studio. We will show you how to prepare your file for print, then spend the hour creating the edition with you. No experience needed. A digital file must be submitted 24hrs before your appointment.
Included in this workshop:
- 1 hour studio time with a print technician
- 1 artwork, 1-sided, 1-4 colours
- Max size 11.5x17" or trimming to smaller size available
- Up to 2 guests
Note: The print technician is available for up to 1 hour to work with you in the studio. In most cases we will complete your edition within the hour. In some cases a full hour may not be needed depending on the complexity of the print. In other cases more than 1 hour may be necessary to complete your edition. If this happens, we will coordinate a pick-up time once the prints are ready. We will not be able to accommodate visits longer than 1 hour or more than 2 guests.
Prices above for 70lb text weight paper in white or warm white. For cover weight paper:
add $10 for editions of 25
add $15 for editions of 50
Add $20 for editions of 100
To reserve a space, please fill out this form. Print-with-me studio time happens on the last friday of each month.SIGN UP
Take home 10qty 11x17" Risograph prints of your own creation, plus a print exchange with all workshop participants
In this workshop participants will:
1. create an artwork using collage materials
2. scan artwork for printing
3. learn basic risograph skills
This workshop is suitable for any level of experience, no digital tools are required.
This workshop is ideal for team building and private groups of 5-6 participants. The cost of this workshop is $80 + HST per person, and includes all materials. To reserve a space, please fill out this form.SIGN UP