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Risotopia tabling at KC ZINE CON 2019

Risotopia is excited to announce that we will be tabling at the 5th annual KC ZINE CON (The Midwest’s DIY Publishing Fest) on August 31, 2019, on the UMKC campus, in the Pierson Auditorium. This will be the first Zine Con event for Risotopia! Come check out artists and zine publishers from all walks of life with stories to tell and art to share. We’ll have exciting new zines with augmented reality! Plus risograph art and fun stickers!

We’re a collective of zinesters, writers, artists, activists, and zine-enthusiasts working to build a DIY community in Kansas City.
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Source: https://kczinecon.com/

Cornflower Blue added to the color list!

Risotopia is excited to announce that we have a brand new drum with Cornflower Blue! This is a great addition to the color options and we are excited to see what we can do with it. We have already color tested it on different colored papers and were extremely excited with the results!

A low-brow land of colorful creations appearing at Malihini Tikifest!

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Aloha.

Come see NEW, spectacular, mind-blowing, and unbelievable Risograph prints, by artist and Risotopia owner, Kevin Garrison. Included will be 8x10 and 11x17 Tiki framed and un-framed prints perfect for your tiki decor! Also grab some Tiki greeting cards to send on those occasions you're feeling the Aloha! 

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Malihini is the Hawaiian word for visitor, or newcomer. In the expansive spirit of the Hawaiian people, come join us in friendship and family to share this tropical getaway. What is unique in the tiki lifestyle, is that it encompasses all the realms of design, music, food, drink, clothing, jewelry, and furnishings. Slip on a bright Hawaiian shirt, grab a cocktail, listen to exotic tunes, buy some tiki art, vintage clothing, jewelry, or cool furnishings and be transported to the tropics with hundreds of friendly tikiphiles.

October 20, 2018 from 10am-7pm
Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212

Check out the website for all the information!
https://www.malihinitikifest.com/

Bring on the Sunshine

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Now printing YELLOW!
Each color for the Risograph process requires a separate drum. On certain discontinued machines, it's been a challenge acquiring used drums, often from Ebay and other sources, and then laborsome "converting" them to new colors. Essentially meaning, the old color had to be forced out of the drum by the new color. It was a waste of paper and ink. Yuck!

Now that the RISO™ has been re-popularized by artists and designers, the drums for the  RZ390UI are being manufactured NEW again! Getting new colors added to my growing color library (seen here)  will be quicker and much more smooth. Come to Risotpoia and see the colorful creations.