A collection of writings, guides, templates, and other miscellaneous offerings from TXTbooks.
File Prep ChecklistA nice walk-through with considerations for preparing your riso file to send for printing. We recommend you use this if you plan to print with us.
Current Colors .ASEAn Adobe-Ready Swatch File plus an image reference of colors currently available in our studio. The values contained within are for planning purposes only and are "on-screen" approximations in a hybrid RGB/LAB color space. Includes a ReadMe file.
Color Separation 101Duotone Channel BatchingA how-to-handout from our introductory Riso printing workshop at TXTbooks HQ. Includes an outline and step-by-step process for separating an image using color data held in CMYK channels and batching them to approximate your riso colors.
Color Separation 101Select Color Range to Spot ColorA how-to-handout from our introductory Riso printing workshop at TXTbooks HQ. Includes an outline and step-by-step process for separating an image using the select color range function in photoshop.
Notes on Self-Publishing w/ RisoContains: Handout from a class at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop covering the basics of Riso production and artist books. Features a set of questions one can ask themselves while working on self-produced publications.
Easy Chapbook Template(for poets in need)Contains: a packaged file with an easy-to-use chapbook template for poets or persons with cursory indesign experience looking to produce a text booklet. Created in mirror of and as a response to our Chapbook Relay project.