Woolly Press Answers...
What's your favorite riso color or color combo?
Mint and Bright Red
Share 1-3 things about your technical process. (ie. how do you color separate?, how do you decide which colors, binding method, or paper to use?, is your process traditional, digital, or both?, if it's collaborative what does the back and forth look like?)
We separate colors differently based on the job. Art is provided in so many different ways we find it's best to adapt the separation method to the job. When producing our own work we mostly work digitally and generate separations as we are working on the piece.
Share 1-3 things about your creative/conceptualizing process.
It seems our creative process is more and more inspired by the natural world around us and what western north carolina has to offer. We also tend to produce more work for a younger audience.
What did you have on your mind when you were working on this project/piece (or in general)? (ie. Does your work (this or other) relate to a particular current movement or concept?)
The riso is an excellent tool for creating work for young audiences. We wanted to utilize the palette and color blending capabilities of the printer to accomplish an engaging book for young readers and parents alike.
Do you have any risograph-related tips and tricks you'd like to share?
change your feed rollers, keep the leading edge of the paper blank if possible, uh....
What is something that you would like to say to anyone reading this right now?
It's not how many colors you have but how you use them.