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Re-Introducing Morecambe Community Riso Press & it's new Shop.

Charlotte successfully launched a crowdfunding campaign a couple of years ago, raising enough money to purchase this fantastic new piece of equipment for community use.  Since then, she’s set up a CIC, honed her skills in using the printer, and run loads of fantastic workshops and activities using it.  And she’s now launching a new shop selling local Riso art prints designed by local artists. The Riso studio is part of the all new GTC studios on Northumberland Street.

Morecambe Community Riso Press offers a unique design & print studio that hosts Morecambe’s very own Risograph printer.  Run by Illustrator Charlotte Done - The RisoPress makes eco-friendly, DIY / self publishing an exciting and accessible possibility for local groups, artists and well, to be fair, anyone that wants to have a go!  The studio offers a new Zine making Club and regular co-working space as well as the option to also book the printer for the print time you need.

It’s a great new tool for exploring your creative side with a new medium;

“We encourage anyone to draw, write, collage, doodle, embrace mistakes and capture the sparks of craftivism and provide a kind place for folk to make connections with art, machines, yourselves & others.”

It’s also a fantastic resource for the community sector overall;

“Riso printing is a useful tool for projects, artists and organisations wanting to get their own message out into the world as vibrantly, locally and planet positively as possible.”

The Riso Press offers ‘club memberships’ for regular users, so you get access to the machine for DIY Riso printing, and a chance to put your Riso Art in our Shop!  Our share of commissions from sales all go back into the club, raising funds to buy new ink colours and barrels.

The studio is also host to part of The Morecambe & Lancaster Zine Library, which has two hubs (the other being based at the Gregson Community Centre in Lancaster) both are filled with various zines and inspiration for Zine making!

If you’re intrigued by the Riso Press, why not come along to a Riso print workshop for beginners, perhaps a poster making or photo-to-riso workshop, join the regular Riso Zine Club, or just sign up for co-working and use the space to make connections, with access to wifi, refreshments and a lovely sea view (if you sit in the right place)!

From all of us at GTC, well done Charlotte - what you've already achieved is incredible. We can't wait to watch the Riso Studio keep growing from strength to strength.



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