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MZ1090 Two-color, Single-pass Digital Duplicator

Add color quickly, easily, and economically to deliver new levels of value, impact, and profitability

Increase the effectiveness of your communications by adding color to emphasize key ideas and information. The RISO MZ1090 single-pass, two-color digital duplicator empowers graphic artists and print shop owners to produce high-impact spot color documents quickly, easily, and economically.

Produce More Jobs

Reduce pre-press and make-ready times by up to 50% and increase machine availability to produce commercial-quality one- and two-color prints.

Automate Production

Plug-and-Print capability automatically and immediately prints one or multiple saved jobs at speeds up to 150 ppm from a USB flash drive without the need for additional user intervention.

Enhanced Image Quality

True 600 dpi imaging, improved drum-to-drum motion control, and advanced printer driver algorithms deliver smoother ink transfer and overall increased image quality.

Minimize Short-Run Printing Costs

Fully integrated job preparation software reduces the number of proofing cycles by up to 30%. A new ink saving mode reduces ink usage by up to 20% for cost-conscious customers.

Go Green

The MZ1090 is an ENERGY STAR qualified printer with extremely low power consumption. With over seventy soy-based ink colors, natural fiber masters, and a mercury-free LCD panel display, the MZ1090 provides an effective way to reduce your operation’s carbon footprint.

Enhanced Two-Color Printing Processes

The MZ1090 easily converts any digital document—including digital design files and hard-copy originals—to high-quality 2-color output.

  • The MZ1090’s Auto Color Conversion process converts 4-color design files to 2-color digital output.
  • RISO’s Easy2Color feature provides editing capabilities to produce two-color prints from hard copy originals via one of four powerful, yet simple methods.

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Integrated System Controller Specifications


SH-3 (133 MHz)


RISORINC 3N (advance/simple)


Windows XP, Vista (32-bit)

Input Port

USB 2.0, Ethernet (100BASE-TX/10 -BASE-T)


128 MB

Network Protocol

TCP/IP, EtherTalk, NetBEUI

Network Printing

Optional Network Card is required to network


100V-240V~, 50/60 Hz <7.3/3.0 A>

Power Consumption

max: 600 W/Approx. 580W (220V)
standby: 53 W without option, 55 W with option sleep: 3.5 W without option, 2.5 W with option


Approximately 376.625 lbs. (171 kg)

Does not include Ink and Master

Weight of Stand

Approximately 81.4 lbs (37 kg)

Dimensions (w x d x h)

In use, without stand: 63.97″ x 28.94″ x 29.125″ (1625 x 735 x 740 mm)

Optional IS300 PostScript RIP Specifications


Intel® Celeron® D 2.93 GHz


Adobe® PostScript®3TM, PDF (1.7), TIFF (6.0)


Windows® 2000 SP 4/ Windows® XP (32-bit) SP 2/ SP3/ Windows® Vista (32-bit)/ Mac OS® X 10.4/ Mac OS® 10.5


256 MB

Hard Disk

80 GB

Number of Fonts

139 fonts

Printing & Paper


High-speed digital master making, fully automatic stencil printing system


Scanning: 600 x 600 dpi
Imaging: 600 x 600 dpi

First Copy Time

Dual color print: Approximately 57 seconds
Single color print, Cylinder 1: Approx. 24 sec.
Single color print, Cylinder 2: Approx. 34 sec.
when only single Print Cylinder is set

Printing Speed

60-150 ppm. 5 steps (60, 80, 100, 110, 120 ppm) variable from control panel; 150 ppm selectable from touch panel

Original Size and Weight

From stage glass: 22 lb or less. 1.9375″ x 3.5625″ to 12.1875″ x 17″
(50 x 90 mm to 310 x 432 mm)
In the optional Automatic Document Feeder AF-VI:II: 13 lb bond to 34 lb bond (50 to
128 GSM); 3.9375″ x 5.8125″ to 12.8125″ x 17″
(100 x 148 mm to 310 x 432 mm)
In the Automatic Document Feeder DX-1: Simplex: 11 lb bond to 34 lb bond (40 to 128 GSM); Duplex: 14 lb bond to 28 lb bond (52 to 105 GSM); 4.125″ x 5.0625″ to 11.6875″ x 17″ (105 x 128 mm to 297 x 432 mm)

Paper Size and Weight

Minimum size: Dual-Color Print: 7.165″ x 10.125″ (182 x 257 mm)
1-Color Print with Print Cylinder 1: 3.9375″ x 5.8125″ (100 x 148 mm)
1-Color Print with Print Cylinder 2: 7.165″ x 10.12″ (182 x 257 mm)
13 lb bond to 110 lb index (46 to 210 GSM)

Image Processing Modes

Line, Photo (Std., Portrait, Group), Duo (Line/Photo/Shadow off), Pencil (Darker/Lighter)

Image Area (max.)

11.4375″ x 16.75″ (291 x 425 mm)

Paper Capacity

1000 sheets in feed tray and receive tray (17 lb bond [64 GSM])

Preset Reduction/Enlarge

50%, 61%, 65%, 78%, 121%, 129%, 154%, 200%

Zoom/Free Reduction/Enlargement

Zoom: 50%-200% in 1% increments
Free (individual adjustment of length or width): 50%-200%. Margin+: 90-99%

Print Position Adjustment Registration

Vertical: ±0.59″ (15 mm);
Horizontal: ±0.375″ (10 mm)
Color to color print start position: within 1/16″ (2 mm)
Between colors: within 1/28″ (0.2 mm)

Standard Features

Easy 2 Color, User Management, RISO Copy Count Viewer, ID Counter Report, USB Plug-and-Print, USB Flash Print Utility, Book Shadow Erase, RISO Editor, Auto Process, Dot Screening (4 Dot Photo Modes), Scanning Contrast (Auto + 5 selectable steps), Top and Side Margin Adjust, Bound Document Processing, Photo Contrast Adjust, Tone Curve Adjust, Ink Saving Mode, Multi-up Printing (2/4/8/16/ticket), Renew Page, Preview, Print Density Adjustment (5 steps), Double Feed Check, Interval Print, Program Printing, Job Memory, Reserve, Automatic and Manual Idling, Confidential Mode, Combination Print, Custom Paper Entry, Admin. Setting, Direct Access and Selection Entry, Document Storage*, Overlay*, Stamp*, RISO i Quality SystemTM, Integrated GDI System Controller, LCD Touch Panel, Print Speed/Density Control, Energy Saving Modes (Auto Sleep, Auto Power Off, Power Off Schedule), Paper Size Detection, Preventive Maintenance Indicator, Precision Stacking Tray, Auto Paper Jumping Wing Adjustment, and Stand

*Optional Document Storage Card DM-128CF is required for Document Storage, Overlay, and Stamp functions


Color Print Cylinders, Card Feed Kit, Network Interface Card, Automatic Document Feeder (Simplex), Automatic Document Feeder (Duplex), Job Separator, Key Card Counter, Wide Stacking Tray, Document Storage Card DM128-CF, IS300 Adobe® PostScript® 3TM RIP, High Density Ink, Quick Dry Ink, and Masters