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
Since there are many factors that affect pricing, we provide quotes on a project by project basis. To receive a quote for any of our services, send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to offer our inaugural workshop 2-colour Poster Printing completely online. Take home 25 11x17" 2-colour prints of your own creation.
Participants will learn to..
1. digitally colour separate an artwork
2. prepare a file for printing
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 and using Zoom.
To adapt this workshop to an online format we will be demonstrating live in our studio with the Risograph and going through a colour separation tutorial in Photoshop with screen sharing. During the live cast you will be able to follow along with supplied demo files and use chat or audio to ask questions along the way. The final half hour will be dedicated to Q&A for your specific file set up requirements including screen sharing. Participants should submit print files via email within 24hrs. We encourage everyone to come prepared with something they would like to work on.
Prints will be available for pick up or can be shipped to your address. All print materials are provided, along with a Riso colour swatchbook. Shipping is not included and will be calculated based on address.
To book a spot in the workshop, please fill out this form. Your spot in the workshop will be confirmed once a $25 (non-refundable) deposit is made.SIGN UP