Post # 1
I’ve seen some information about cleaning gocco screens with the gocco cleaner, but in the instructions that came with it, it pretty much says that they are garbage after you use them.
Has anyone tried cleaning the screens after you’ve used them and used them again after storing them? Did it work out for you, or are they not worth saving?
Post # 3
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I’ve done it and it’s kind of a pain. I scraped off as much ink as I could and then used the cleaner that comes with the gocco. I read somewhere to use an old phone book under the screen and just rub (but not too hard) with paper towels which worked ok. I just ordered some gocco grrl cleaner from northwood studios because I heard it worked better. Definitely too much of a pain to do for every screen but if you might use it again I think it’s worth a try.
I’ve also had luck with just wrapping the whole thing (ink and all) in foil and sticking it in the fridge. After letting it warm up it was as good as new- about a week later.
Post # 4
I tried cleaning mine, too, and BOY I will never, ever do it again. It’s a pain. and I ended up with ink everywhere. I’ve just wrapped them (ink and all) in saran wrap and foil and stuck them in a ziploc freezer bag (yes, I am that anal) and put them in the freezer and reused them successfully (after letting it thaw and warm up, of course). Obviously, this might be a problem if you plan on using a different color than you did the first time, but if not, meh. Just throw it in the freezer.
It’s worth trying once. You might not find it as annoying as I did.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice. I cleaned mine, and it seemed to work ok….I’ll have to try to use them again and see for sure.
I just scraped as much ink off as I could with a spoon, then wiped it down with Liquid Organic Cleaner and a Paper towel while it was lying on a paper towel. When most of the ink was off, I used the gocco cleaner just to make sure all the ink was out of the design. When I hold it up to the light, I can see where the light filters through the design, so it looks like it might be ok.