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cheeseandmonkeys
« on: December 12, 2006 09:25:31 PM »

So, I bought a gocco printer this summer and haven't used it until now for our Christmas postcards (we are cheap bastards, and the postcards were left over from our wedding...)
I'm really happy about how they turned out. My next Gocco project is baby/moving announcements for my sister.
Thanks for checking them out!


after printing our faces...


and with the text...
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006 12:23:58 AM »

Those are great! Talk about greetings from Hoppers, you look right outta Love and Rockets a la Hernandez Bros. Haha! I think that's awesome.  Grin I have yet to use my Gocoo, I'm wondering where you got your image from. Did you draw it then Xerox? Or perhaps a it was drawn with a HUGE riso pen.  Lookin' good none the less!
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006 01:48:40 AM »

Ah cool! I have one question.. whats a gocco printer?  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006 09:14:45 AM »

thanks guys!

kcfirecracker: I drew the image and actually used Sakura pens, which the Gocco manual said will work by themselves, but I actually xeroxed the pic and the text to make the masters...next time, I'm going to make sure to have less inked space (like our hair), as some of them didn't print as clean as I wanted.

Tahlis, Gocco's are like a mini-screenprinter. It's really really satsifying!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gocco
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006 12:04:04 PM »

Tahlis, Gocco's are like a mini-screenprinter. It's really really satsifying!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gocco

Ooh sounds good, I might have to look at these  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006 01:37:14 PM »

So that's what a Gocco is...I'd been wondering, as well lol. I like those cards. And I think I've found something new I want to try....if only I had a couple hundred dollars lying about Wink
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2006 04:30:56 PM »

I absolutely love these! They're adorable. Cheesy I've been wanting a Gocco for a while...it looks like it printed pretty well. Great idea, again.
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006 12:57:28 PM »

This is so cool!So meaningful as gifts.
Can I ask where did you buy your gocco? I 've been thinking about getting one myself but don't know where to look.
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2006 10:14:42 AM »

thanks again!

redpolka, I got mine online from some place in Florida that resells used ones (since they dont' make them new anymore). It came with the ink, directions and  enough masters and bulbs for five prints. It was about $150 for all of it. They are on eBay also, but I think it's a better deal to just pay upfront than bid (as they seem to get pretty high on eBay)

The website is: http://northwoodstudios.tripod.com/. Riso brand still sells the ink, masters and blubs from what I understand, just not the printers themselves.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2006 09:41:18 PM »

What a great idea!  I think your Christmas post cards turned out excellent!
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