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« on: November 17, 2004 05:07:56 PM »

I just bought a print gocco, and I'm having so much fun with it.  I'm making prints of my artwork, and all kinds of other stuff for my soon to be made website, to sell in galleries when I have shows, and for a craft fair I'm doing in Oakland in December.


This guy is a three screen print.  I printed it in layers.  The first one is the orange square, next was sort of a blob that is the shape of the little critter, and the blue branches, and the third screen was the black outline. 

What do you guys think?  They're printed on lovely thick creamy paper, and I was thinking of selling them for $8-$12.00
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2004 05:25:14 PM »

That's really cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2004 08:45:42 PM »

Wow, awesome job!  That orange square look like it's been hand painted.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2004 09:07:12 PM »

That looks really good.

I've been debating purchasing a GOCCO myself. Would you say it's worth it? It sure seems so.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2004 10:38:43 PM »

Well..I've been debating internally about if it was worth it or not.  Here's my list of pros and cons:

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very easy to use...you burn the screen with just a flash of the light bulb thing, and you don't have to make stencils or transparancies, you just draw your picture, put it in the holder with the screen and voila!

no photo chemicals or anything like that.

printing is quick and easy too, ink the screen, put it in the holder and press down, you can make lots of prints (the instruction book says 60-80) with one inking.

not messy and easy to put away, which for me means I'll use it more, and everything fits right back in the box to put away, so it doesn't take up much space.

it's super fun and it makes me happy

con
pricey (I paid 185 at my local independently owned art supply store, but I saw one today on ebay brand new for 115).

screens are small and expensive $15/5

each time you burn a screen you use up 2 flash bulbs, and those are pricey too.

I guess I'd say that right now, I think it's worth it just for ease of use and a simple introduction to screenprinting.  The quality of the print is great, and I'm able to quickly make lots of prints.   I definitely go back and forth, because as a single mom, $185 is a huge investment for me, so I'm really hoping I'll at least make my money back on it.  (But damn it's a lot of fun!)

Here's a bag I made today with a one color print

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2004 12:06:03 PM »

That is really cute! I just got a Gocco, I'm excited to start using it. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2004 02:41:06 PM »

Overall it sounds like a decent investment, thanks for giving me your opinion and keep up with the cute stuff! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2004 03:16:33 PM »

This is really very nice.
I need to know more about goccos, never heard of this before! Maybe I need one too...
I also think that you should sell these for more. I'm sure they are worth at least $20 a piece.
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2004 11:45:58 AM »

Gocco fever has hit!  I want one, too!  So, would you say it's easy to figure out how to use it?  Can I just spend a few hours with the kit and instructions, and actually have something to show for it?  I'm guilty of making impulse purchases, especially with crafty supplies, and then not using them.  This is too expensive for a whim!
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2004 08:18:52 AM »

Wow, it's so great to see everyone's beautiful projects.

I just got a Gocco last week and it is AWESOME.  It comes with a video that shows and explains everything really well.  My first print worked out, a little grainy but I think I can fix it.  It's definitely possible to get up and printing in a couple of hours, and I'd never done any sort of printing before, ever.

Here's our first trial, my boyfriend drew the pic:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/delaware9/gocco.jpg

We got ours on eBay for $115.  Also, if you buy from http://www.welshproducts.com you can get masters and bulbs for pretty good prices.  I figured it out and it would cost about $4 for each master including the master screen and bulbs.  And it is designed so that you don't need to use huge amouns of ink, either.  I feel like this is a great investment that I will be using for a long time!!  I love it!!
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2004 12:19:28 PM »

just another brilliant example of the wonders of the gocco. i really should get one.
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2005 11:05:30 AM »

Oh My Goodness!!

I remeber watching Aleens Crafts on Tv when I was younger, and I remember them promoting the gocco screen printer! (did anyone else watch that show?) Anyway, I think that I would probably remember how to use it just from those old memories. I've been wondering about doing cards and stuff for awhile and never thought of printing them myself. What a super idea! Anyway: gocco is totally user friendly and fun, there is even a stamp attachment that you can get, if I remeber correctly.
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2005 01:57:39 PM »

If i purchased one of these would i have to get special ink to print on t-shirts?
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2005 02:09:00 PM »

Yes, with the Gocco you do have to get different inks to print on fabric, but they are only about $3 per tube and each tube goes pretty far...


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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2005 04:40:26 PM »

what's a Gocco?  Huh
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2005 01:20:34 PM »

Does anyone have any good tips for cleaning the plates?
I can never get them clean enough so that they print well the next time I try to use them.
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2005 11:17:34 AM »

woah, these goccos seem to be a total hit, i need one
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2005 11:32:32 AM »

I have been debating one as well. My brother has one and says it works well on paper, he hasn't gotten good results on fabric. But I don't think he has the special fabric stamp attachment. I also saw them in a jewelry supply catalog (with a different name, but I'm sure it's exactly the same thing), if you use different chemicals, it can be used for transferring an image onto metal, as a resist for etching or as a guide for cutting.
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