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Jaci
« on: May 20, 2007 07:44:38 AM »

hello,

i want to purchase a print gocco pg-5 machine ($160 + shipping). I've done quite a bit of research but was wondering if anyone on here has used a gocco.

is it worth it?

thanks!
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juliefer
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007 03:20:48 PM »

i bought one on ebay awhile back and just used it for the first time last week. it really was very easy to use and quick to get going with. i'm planning to use it to print my wedding invitations, so i feel like it'll definitely be worth it. if you have lots of ideas for stuff to make, i'd go for it. you can't put a different image on the screen once it's been burnt though, so that could start to add up, especially if you're making different screens for different colour layers. screens are 2.50 each and you need 2 bulbs to burn a screen, i think they're 2.50 for two also. it's pretty fun though and so quick to get results!
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Jaci
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007 03:31:55 PM »

thank you!
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feltcafe
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007 11:31:21 PM »

i love my gocco, and definitely think it's work it if you want to print a lot of things easily and quickly.

i think you should be able to pay a little less than the price you quoted, however. check out etsy for gocco supply sellers.

also, there is a yahoo group 'gocco-printers' as well as a flickr 'gocco' group with lots of great info. and of course savegocco.com.

good luck, and go gocco!
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adam.wk
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007 07:30:10 AM »

the plus +
you get to make mini screens quickly

the minus-
you can't store screen or wash it (you can tape it up but it will still get all floppy, i've heard of people putting their screens in the freezer though, wrapped up in plastic of course)
it's supply intensive - once you run out of screens and flash bulbs, you gotta get more
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sewbettie
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007 08:50:50 PM »

how large a piece of fabric can you print on with the gocco?
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007 02:08:28 PM »

how large a piece of fabric can you print on with the gocco?

I think its about 4"x6"
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sewbettie
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2007 09:04:41 AM »

Thanks! Do you know of any similar machines that can print on a larger piece of fabric?
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007 06:01:51 AM »

If you want something bigger I think you'll have to do traditional screenprinting
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sewbettie
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2007 10:34:55 AM »

Okay. Thanks!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2007 09:37:25 PM »

here's a really helpful article:     http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/craftybastards/index.php/2007/06/20/do-you-gocco-you-will/
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2007 09:44:20 AM »

its not worth it if you can only print one size and only produce one screen images, especially with all the beautiful papers they are making for inject printers.....
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008 08:55:47 AM »

I don't know.. have you seen juicyumburger's invitation set that she and her then fiance whipped up? They are beautiful and I dont think they would have had the same affect if they were simply printed out of a printer.

Her flickr set : http://www.flickr.com/photos/juicyyumburger/sets/72157601371572596/

Here are some examples : ( of course these are credit to her.)



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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2008 04:34:35 AM »

I have the B6 machine and the PG-11 (advanced registration) - both very worth it. If you want to print on fabric, you could try the stamper for repeat patterns as well. A big secret for getting these machines on the cheap: look up the Japanese katakana characters "go" "tsu" "ko" and enter them on the yahoo.jp auction site - most sellers are trying hard to get rid of their B6 machines for somewhere around 1000 yen (10 dollars US, roughly). You will need a service like celga.com to get it for you, but overall you'll save more money even with the shipping and service charges versus buying the machines off ebay/etsy. There're also lots with multiple inks/screens/bulbs.
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nyssa1231
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2008 05:06:54 PM »

I have a B6 machine and I loooooove it.  I've used it to print on both paper and fabric.  However, you have to buy special fabric paint if you want to print on fabric. 

The results are gorgeous! I really don't think you can get the same effect from just printing from an inkjet printer.
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sewbettie
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2008 01:36:16 PM »

Yeah! I finally splurged on a gocco. I went with the smaller (and cheaper) B6 to start. It should arrive in the next couple of days. I decided to buy it from papersource.com because there is a retail location a block from my apartment.

Has anybody tried speedball fabric ink on the gocco or will that mess up the gocco?
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2008 02:33:55 AM »

where is the best place to buy gocco from australia?

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imokaynow
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2008 03:53:20 PM »

From what I'm hearing, Goccos are going out of production. I was looking at the 11 model (the one with registration) but don't want to spend all the money and then not be able to get supplies. Are there similar systems out there?
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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2008 03:55:33 PM »

I also forgot to mention I would like something that i can also print on paper with.
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« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2008 01:29:42 PM »

where is the best place to buy gocco from australia?

Here you go:

www.nehoc.com.au
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