Does interacting with a text physically change our relationship to it?

How can printed objects continue to expand the formal limits of communication in a digital age?

We invite you to experiment at the Centre for Expanded Poetics with our state-of-the-art risograph printing press. The risograph is high-volume digital duplicator which prints using an internalized screen printing process. The risograph can copy from physical or digital originals and can print on paper-weights from newsprint to cardstock. With two internal print drums for simultaneous colour printing, five colours (red, yellow, blue, green, black, & fluorescent pink), professional cutting & binding equipment for bookmaking, a variety of papers for student use, and trained risograph technician on-hand, we look forward to creating increasingly creative & innovate student projects.


meet the risograph

We will be closed for collaborations from May-August, but will be re-opening in September 2018. Stay tuned to our facebook page for updates on collage nights throughout the summer!

Contact Risograph Technician, Jessica Bebenek (jessica_bebenek@yahoo.ca) for collaboration proposals.


demos & collaborations


Nov. 8-10, 2017: jp king

In November 2017, designer, artist, and riso-wizard JP King visited the Centre for Expanded Poetics for three days to give a series of collaborative workshops and talks on his years of experience in printing, writing, and book design. King is the prolific creator behind Paper Pusher, Papirmasse, and the Isometric Risograph Calendar.

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Documents on expanded poetics

info coming soon!