Knust Press
Knust Press

At Knust we have over 50 different color drums and over 5 different model stencilmachines to print with. We work with two different brand of stencilmachines; Riso and Ricoh. Both print with a slightly different set of colors and are also slightly different in the printing and paper options. The Riso and Ricoh can both print two colors at the same time. It is therefore recommended to choose two colors from either the Riso or the Ricoh. The Riso A2 machine can only print 1 color at a time.

Printing on Riso

Riso MZ/ME
– 50 – 270 grams of paper
– maximum print size for the master is 290 x 410 mm (including crop marks 3 to 5 mm)*
– maximum paper size is 320 x 840 mm (the print size can be doubled with a second print run)
– available colors for the MZ/ME in Nijmegen: yellow, fluor red*, red, bright red, crimson, copper*, purple, navy (federal blue), medium blue, blue, aqua*, seafoam*, green, moss green*, metallic gold*, light grey, white*, black, purple & fluor pink split fountain
– available colors for the MZ in Amsterdam: yellow, fluor orange, fluor pink, red, bright red, blue, medium blue, green, teal, light grey, black

Riso MF
– 50 – 350 grams of paper
– maximum print size for the master is 290 x 410 mm (including crop marks 3 to 5 mm)*
– maximum paper size is 320 x 840 mm (the print size can be doubled with a second print run)
– available colors for the MF in Nijmegen: yellow, orange, bisque*, fluor pink, bright red, raspberry red*, cornflower*, blue, teal, bright gold*, black

Riso V8000
* all colors on V8000 are more expensive
– 80 – 240 grams of paper
– maximum print size for the master is 300 x 428 mm (including crop marks 3 to 5 mm)*
– maximum paper size is 320 x 495 mm (the print size can be doubled with a second print run)
– available colors for the V8000: yellow, apricot, salmon orange, orange, fluor orange, fluor pink, old pink, fuchsia, red, bright red, crimson, burgundy, lavender, purple, navy (federal blue), medium blue, blue, light blue, green, teal, hunter green, flat gold, brown, light grey, black

Riso A2
– 50 – 170 grms of paper
– maximum print size for the master is 595 x 424 mm printing size (including crop marks 3 to 5 mm)*
– maximum paper size is 622 x 440 mm
– available colors for the A2: yellow, fluor yellow*, orange, fluor pink, bright red, blue, green, black

*it is common to use a 3 mm bleed for flyers and posters, and 5 mm for books
**colors marked with a* (referred to as a Y-color in the color selector) are more expensive

Printing on Ricoh

Ricoh JP8500 / TC-II
* all colors on Ricoh are more expensive
– 50 – 400 grams of paper
– maximum print size for the master is 290 x 407 mm (including crop marks 3 to 5 mm)*
– maximum paper size is 320 x 840 mm (the print size can be doubled with a second print run)
– available colors for the JP8500: yellow, beige yellow, salmon orange, orange, baby pink, raspberry pink, magenta, bright red, maroon, purple, violet, lavender, baby blue, cyan, medium blue, navy (federal blue), hunter green, teal, green, apple green, mint, caramel, flat gold, brown, grey, mist, black

*it is common to use a 3 mm bleed for flyers and posters, and 5 mm for books

Printing on the Seriprinter

The Seriprinter works with UV light and in this way dries the ink matt/glossy. The stencilink is no longer oily/wet. It is an intensive and more expensive process. The Seriprinter has the colors: varnish, white, apricot, bright red and black.

Color selector

For a complete overview of all colors it is best to consult our colour selector. The best is to be able to see the colors in real life on paper, as they are difficult to reproduce on the screen.
We are currently working on a new updated color selector.

Delivering files
You can use any computer program to create your design. You can also deliver your original as an analogue piece on paper. For sending digital files, we prefer to have the original work file plus an example of how you would like the colors in jpg or pdf, since we always make our printing PDF files ourselves.

Indesign:
Send Knust the Indesign file as a package with all links (including images and fonts). Together with a pdf or jpg as a color example. Make sure your images have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Illustrator:
Send Knust the Illustrator file, preferably with the layers grouped by color, and transparancies indicated. Together with a pdf or jpg as a color example.

Photoshop:
Send Knust your design as a tiff file, with all layers separate from each other, RGB, minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Together with a pdf or jpg as a color example.

You don’t have to worry about rasters/screens, we make them. You can also send a bitmap or indicate which raster/screen you like. Knust uses its own color profiles and makes all color-separated PDF files, specifically for each machine.

Scanning plate:
In addition to digital delivery, it is also possible to scan your image directly from the glass/scanning plate of the stencil machine. The image must be black and white and already color separated. You can immediately work analogue and use a light table to create different color layers. However, there is less control over adjusting the image in this way.