Colorama Workshop is a community risoprinting studio which aims to make the process of printing and binding books, zines and other printed matter as accessible as possible.

We own a risograph RZ 200EP and a various set of machines to realize all sort of printing projects. After an Orientation class you will be able to use our workshop, our tools and machines to produce your projects during the open access hours. For those open access hours we prioritize marginalized voices and people with little resources. We will also offer various workshops for printing and binding with different skill levels that are open for everyone!

COLORAMA WORKSHOP is run by Johanna Maierski and Lauria Joan, bookbinder of Pseudo Press.
COLORAMA WORKSHOP is part of COLORAMA, a publishing and risoprinting studio run by Johanna Maierski since 2015.

www.colorama.space

coloramaworkshop@gmail.com

IG: @coloramaworkshop


COLORAMA WORKSHOP
Haus der Statistik Haus D
Otto-Braun-Straße 70
10178 Berlin

How It Works


To use Colorama Workshop, you must complete the Printing Orientation. If you are new to zine making or binding, we also recommend you take the Zine Making Orientation.

Printing Orientation
15-30€*
Every 1st Wednesday of the Month (1h)

Johanna will teach participants how to use the risograph printer, how to prepare their artwork and how to fix common printing errors. All participants will receive a 2-color A5 print of their artwork to take home.

Zine Making Orientation
15-30€*
Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month (1h)

Lauria will teach participants the basics of zine-making, including imposition, binding and folding. All participants will receive an A5 notebook to take home.

Trial & Error Hour
15€

For people who would like to experiment, practice or test out their project. You will get an hour of printing, 5 Masters, and 50 sheets of test-paper to play around with.

Monthly /Daily Binding Pass
6/25€

This pass lets you use the Colorama Workshop space and our binding tools during any of the open access days.


*Community Workshops are based on the principle of „pay what you can“ to keep them accessible for everyone.

Please check our online calendar to confirm when the orientations are happening and when you can come by for open access hours!



Risograph Printer
The Colorama Workshop Riso is an A4 printer with direct scanning only – this means you need to bring a physical A4 copy of your art/zine/project that can be scanned on the printer. Three Riso colours are available: Federal Blue, Fluorescent Pink and a rotating third color (currently: Orange).

Paper Guillotines
We have a stack cutter and a flatbed paper cutter.

Coil/Comb-binder
for plastic coils in various colors.

Staplers
Our staplers are long and large enough to staple the spine of your zines or pamphlets.

Book Presses for Gluebinding
We have lumbeck presses for gluebinding as well as a small plate press for pressing hardcovers.

Handbinding tools
Awls, bonefolders, scissors, rulers, needles, thread and cutting mats - we have everything you need!







Zine Packages

Zine packages are set prices for specific zine sizes/page lengths. Each package includes: 100 copies of your zine on 90gsm paper with 2-color covers and 1-color interior pages. Binding costs are not included.

SIZE

A6

A5

A4

PAGES

8

20€

30€

40€

12

25€

40€

50€

16

30€

45€

60€

20

35€

50€

70€

24

40€

60€

80€

28

45€

65€

90€

32

50€

70€

100€


Poster Packages

Poster packages are set prices for single- sided posters or artworks. Each package includes up to 3 colors on 120gsm paper.

SIZE

A6

A5

A4

PAGES

100

15€

20€

25€

150

20€

25€

35€

200

25€

30€

45€

250

30€

35€

55€




Material Prices

PAPER

PACK OF

A4 90gsm

2,50€

A4 120gsm

3,00€


Binding Supplies

BINDING SUPPLIES

Staples

Free

Roll of Thread + Needle (to keep)

5,00€

Spiral/Comb (pack of 50, A4)

10,00€

Glue (per project)

10,00€

Greyboard

By Request

Bookcloth

By Request

Lumbeck Press (to keep)

30,00€

Different Book Binding Techniques





Book a Workshop or an Orientation Class with us and reserve your time-slots for the open access hours! 🐸