Post # 1
First time using the gocco, and just burned a screen.
I’m using the same size script the top and the bottom of the screen.
On the top I’ve inked the text gold, and on the bottom black.
The black is coming through the screen and printing beautifully, but the gold is barely seeping through and printing. Suggestions??? What gives???
No matter how long I hold down the machine, the gold won’t come out.
Post # 3
Follow up: I just inked it with red (not part of my design or colors, just a test), and it worked. Is there something different about metallic inks that’s giving me grief??
Post # 4
I had a hard time w/ the metallic inks too. I think they are meant to give “accents” but aren’t opague enough to work for text or detail. I mixed two colors (the gold and a maroon) to get the sheen I wanted while still being dark enough to be readable on one of my projects.
Post # 5
Second follow up:
I tried oregon’s suggestion to mix the gold with another color (yellow and white), although it worked better, it still wasn’t enough to get it to print anywhere near the level the black was.
It seems from here I have Plan C and Plan D:
Plan C is to print everything in black, but use gold embossing powder (I was embossing anyway with clear) to make the text gold, therefore bypassing the goddamn gold ink. Has anyone ever used light or metallic embossing powder to cover darker text? How did it work out??
Scrap the gold idea altogether and just print black on white. Simple. Not preferred.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA
I’m really not sure what might be up… other than you have some strange metallic paint? I routinely use gold/silver/etc. with my gocco (mostly fine detail work) and have never had an issue with it not coming through the screen. I always use foam blocker, and lay on a thick coat of it…
Sorry I couldn’t be of more help? 🙁
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2018 - St. Charles Borromeo Church/Jefferson-Orleans North
I always pressed a little harder in the areas with metallic ink. It seems a lot thicker then regular ink so I guess more pressure helped!
Post # 8
Yes, I had that problem too after the ink was already on the screen. Take some of the gocco cleaner (the tubed stuff) and wipe your gold ink areas very well (get the surface clean again, not streaky with residual ink), let dry for one minute. Then, start printing away! The cleaner acts like a paint thinner. The gold clogged for me too, but once you do this step, the gold looks great!