I have just come to the unhappy discovery that printers do not print in white. Sigh. Well, I need white. Here is my idea:
I plan on water-coloring the paper myself. However, how to print the words!!!!??? I have already made a template in word, not thinkng that I would not be able to print onto color. Do you think I could stamp the words on? Has anyone does this through etsy or another company?
I thought about Gocco. I have alot of experience with screen printing in general. But, the start up cost seems like alot for something I can’t see myself using again after the wedding. I mean, I guess I could use it for the Save-The-Date Cards and other paper products… but then what??
But I absolutely LOVE the idea! I love to watercolor and absolutely looove the quality.
My number one suggestion would be to watercolor around the text and use black text. Perhaps the RSVP card could have the pigment running down the right hand side (from where you read the text…right now it would be the top of the paper). And fade it going in so even if it does print on top of the watercolor, it’ll be on the lighter value
Second suggestion would be making your own screen for screenprinting sounds good. You could always use it again for personalized cards for the holidays/special occassions, printing designs on t-shirts…but that is money, so unless you really can’t see yourself using it later, definitely don’t do it.
And as far as stamping goes, I would say yes, but I think the ink will just absorb right into the paper and be very light, you might have to stamp it multiple times. Even then, I think it wouldn’t come out as nicely.
adenosine3phosphate +1 . I like this idea too! I know for me though, I would want my actual watercolor pigment on the paper and not the printer doing it. But this is a great alternative if you do not want to budge on the white text 🙂
Thanks for all the suggestions!! I just watched some how-to videos on how to Gocco. I NEED ONE!!! I don’t even care that I may never use it agian. Its just so cool!!
@peachykimi: That’s why I asked about the stamp. I was worried about spending a good aound of cash for one custom one and then having the letters come out not-looking-so-hot. I don’t want the ink sinking into the paper!!
Unfortunatly, I don’t really have the means to make my own screen print. So it looks like it will be GOCCO!
I think so. The carbon in the ink creates a image ‘hole’ on the master copy. And then it works almost like a screen print. Too bad the company in Japan stopped making them in the 90s. You have to find them used. But I’m suddenly determined to have one.
@Selcier: Yay! You can find them on eBay and they aren’t too bad… I think most of the people on the Bee who have used them managed with the smaller model (PG 5 or 6, I think) rather than the PG 10. I would love to get the big one but it’s much more $$$… and I think you can get away with the smaller one for most things.
I am also planning to track down a Gocco for my invitations. As soon as I discovered them, I knew I had to have one!
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