FAQ - frequently asked questions and answers

Here we have compiled frequently asked questions and answers about our RISO printing systems for you.

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We recommend a monthly print volume of at least 20,000 prints.

Power recording A4 in full color:

  • RISO ComColor GL9730 = max. 1,200 watts per hour
  • RISO ComColor FT5430 = max. 1,000 watts per hour
  • RISO VALEZUS T2200 = max. 3,010 watts per hour

No, the print speed remains unchanged.

Example on RISO GL9730:

DIN A4: 165 pages per minute - in duplex printing, this means 80 sheets per minute.

DIN A3: 88 pages per minute - means 42 sheets per minute duplex.

Control via Mac is possible if the Mac driver has been installed.*


* A PS kit is required.

All common data streams such as: PDF, PostScript, PCL, AFP/IPDS.

Depending on the requirement, our different controllers are used.

Yes. The scan quality is 300x300 dpi. Via a buffer, the transfer to a DMS software is enabled.

Yes. The control panel can be individualized per user.

Visit the Energy Star .

Yes, please contact your RISO distributor or us directly.


  • Internal HDD
  • USB stick


1. Paper tray setting

2. Automatic selection "on"

3. Same paper size + same paper type

Yes, up to 99 users can register. With all RISO models, the meter readings can be read on the display.

The printout of the meter readings is only possible with USB interface (included from SF-series).

For professional accounting and follow-me printing, our partner software PaperCut is used.

For detailed instructions, please refer to the SF-series manual on p. 71.

RISO SF5 user manual


Yes, a double-sheet control can be activated if necessary.

  • Yes, possible by PIN code.

    With the optional IC card authentication kit, user management can be set up via an IC card.

By 50-200%


Both controllers are always used where complex data streams and graphics have to be processed. The EFI controller especially in the graphics industry.

For more details, please feel free to contact our Product Manager Marc Willmann: m.willmann@risoprinter.de / + 49 151 / 20 83 60 33

No, RISO systems do not have a fax feature. However, server-based fax software can be used to send faxes instantly, digitally, from any computer and any mobile device.

Yes, with the Paper Cut software.

Yes, please contact your RISO distributor or us directly.


Yes, with the optional SDD Finishing Solutions, you can create professional booklets with precise 3-page trimming in a single pass.

Yes. RISO offers a wide range of finishing and postpress options. The multifunction finisher can create booklets with automatic saddle stitching of up to 60 pages.

The Perfect Binder makes it easy to produce books up to 600 pages thick on-demand. The RISO ComColor GL9730 prints up to 62 books per hour of 100 A4 pages each (duplex).

Yes. The compact Wrapping Envelope Finisher can complete up to 2,200 complete letter mail items per hour. The single-stage process combines printing, folding, addressing, inserting and sealing in a single operation.

Yes. RISO proceeds according to the modular system. The systems can be flexibly expanded at any time with accessories and adapted to individual requirements.

No, High Capacity Feeder and Stacker are only compatible with RISO ComColor GL-series.

To increase the FT-series paper capacity from 2,000 to an optional 4,000 sheets, the Additional Paper Feeder is an option.

The Precision Stacking Tray is suitable for envelopes and print jobs with high grammages.

You can find the overview of our portfolio for finishing and further processing here:

Finishing and post-processing


InkJet: 1 piece/packing unit

Risography: 2 pieces/packing unit

MiScreen: 2 pieces/packing unit

InkJet, Risography and MiScreen: always 1,000 ml/piece


Approx. 92,000 pages at 5% area coverage.

Yes. Because RISO prints with oil-based pigment ink, it is absorbed directly into the paper fiber and can therefore no longer smudge. The color and thus document fastness is guaranteed by its formulation.

InkJet: White streaks may appear on the printed product, but they can already be eliminated by a cleaning process.

Risography:When ink becomes outdated, the pigments separate from the oil. The ink cartridge gets a yellow edge.

Master A4: 232 pieces / roll

Master A3: 220 pieces/roll

(Each 2 rolls per packing unit)


Yes, possible with all RISO InkJet systems.

FT-series / GL-series: Add new paper via the multi-purpose table while it is being fed via the cassettes. For this, the automatic magazine switching must be set.

VALEZUS T2100 and T2200: Paper can be removed as refilled during operation.


Caution:  Risographs refilling during operation is not possible!

You can find our non-binding recommendation here:

Paper recommendation

Depending on the feed tray used, between 46 g/sqm and 210 g/sqm.

Yes, all RISO printing systems can print envelopes.

An envelope feeder, specially designed for processing envelopes with a paper weight between 50 and 120 g/m², is available for this.

The optional special paper feeder for envelopes with a paper weight of up to 210 g/m² enables extended setting options and thus a better paper run.

Caution: Duplex printing of envelopes is not possible.


Yes, the printing of carbonless copy sets is possible.

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