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The Greeting Card Blog - Next Chapter Studio

New Greeting Cards for Summer, 2020!

New Greeting Cards for Summer, 2020!

  Hello Friends! Lauren and Brian here, we hope you are well and staying safe at this time. We have been so impressed to see how many of you...
What's the Difference Between Photocopiers and Risograph Printers?

What's the Difference Between Photocopiers and Risograph Printers?

Often a question we get when folks see our Risograph greeting cards: didn't you just make that with a photo copier? Well, not really! They are quit...
How to Network an EZ590U Risograph Printer to a Windows 10 PC

How to Network an EZ590U Risograph Printer to a Windows 10 PC

Every Risograph owner will eventually want to hook up a computer to printer, allowing them to easily send masters to their machine without the has...
Popup at West Elm DUMBO

Popup at West Elm DUMBO

Last weekend we did our first pop-up at the local West Elm DUMBO. It was our debut of our holiday gift tags and new holiday cards for 2019. The We...
Fall 2019 Greeting Cards Announced

Fall 2019 Greeting Cards Announced

Hello all! Happy fall! We're excited to announce a few new releases, and for you all to be the first to hear about them. We now have apology/symp...
New 'Greetings From' Cards: Queens, Jackson Heights and Astoria!

New 'Greetings From' Cards: Queens, Jackson Heights and Astoria!

We just launched 3 new 'Greetings From' cards, this time representing the great New York borough of Queens! We now have bright and colorful Risogra...
Check Out Our New Take on the Classic 'Greetings From' Card Series

Check Out Our New Take on the Classic 'Greetings From' Card Series

At Next Chapter Studio, we took the classic "Greetings From" series and added a new colorful spin and modern take on the retro cards, highlighting the new designs with poppy gradients and halftones. Printed on Riso, we used the bright colors of the soy-based Riso inks to craft a new Risograph version of the original cards from twelve cities and areas across the USA to start.
What is Risograph Printing?

What is Risograph Printing?

Risograph printing is a type of duplication-printing technique and printer developed in Japan in the mid 1980's by the Riso Kaguku Corporation. The "Riso" machine, is a type of mimeograph printing using master plates and ink drums, that can produce hundreds of duplications a minute in color. Often seen as a combination...