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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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stacysaurus
« 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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stacysaurus
« 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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