The following appears on atlasobscura.com
The Vintage Japanese Copy Machine Enjoying an Artistic Renaissance
BY EVAN NICOLE BROWN – AT A NEW YORK STORAGE space some time in 2010, printmaker Pan Terzis was left alone with a friend’s Risograph machine. The friend “told me he got this machine that was like a screen printing machine, but automated,” Terzis says. “I see this weird old copy machine and was like: ‘Where’s the Riso?’ And he said, ‘This is the Riso!’”
Within 24 hours, Terzis had used the machine to print a 50-page book, joining the ranks of 21st-century artists and publishers who are using old technology to make new creations.