Post # 1
I’m thinking about purchasing a Gocco and going that route with my invites. I’m a bit scared as I’m a super newbie but I think it’ll work out. I have a few questions and will be so grateful to anyone who could answer them or direct me to a post or website that can answer them.
– What is the main difference between a PG-5 and PG-10 versions? What’s the maximum size paper can they print? Can I use PG 11 supplies for the PG10?
– This might seem really silly – but can I mix the inks to make colors more in line with what I want?
Thanks so much in advance!!
Post # 3
the actual print size for the PG-5 is 4×6, I believe the pg-10 is 2x that, although I could be wrong. But the PG-10 is substantially bigger. Not sure about the PG-11.
Yes, you can mix the inks, but you want to really make sure you mix them well. I usually squeeze some out into a small container and mix it for several minutes with a popsicle stick. I think i read someone say they squish it together in a plastic baggie making sure it is mixed well…. Make sure you mix enough if your working on a big project to not need to mix more later because it can be hard to get the same shade again.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant
Just to add, check out the gocco wiki page for more info!
Post # 5
You can certainly mix inks- to get colors closer to what you want. Just make sure you mix enough for the entire printing-otherwise your colors might not match if you mix up another batch halfway through.
Here is a thread from a year ago about which talks about the differences between the models: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/gocco-buying
Let us know if you have any other questions. Good Luck!
Post # 6
Great! Thanks so much for the quick responses and tips. I’m currently checking out ebay for a B6 model, which looks like it’s a lot similar to the PG5? How hard is it to get a hold of supplies? The PG5 seems to be sold out in a lot of places — is it vastly superior to the B6?
Also, I think I remember reading from one of the posts that it’s tricky to Gocco onto dark-colored card stock, is this true? My main invites will be a plum color and I want the text to be white — is this going to be tricky?
Again, a hundred thanks!
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
I’m fairly sure that the PG 5 is the predecessor of the B6. So that’s why the B6s are easier to find. I just bought a used B6 off Ebay (it came with a lot of supplies, but I’m sure I’ll have to buy more eventually).