Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone can give me tips and advice for keeping the gocco sticky part sticky? As I’m using it, i notice the paper doesn’t stay down when i pull up the screen part of my PG-5.
Help please! Is there a cleaner or does wiping it down w/ a wet towel do the trick?
Post # 3
Sticky part? Are you talking about the foam like part where you put the paper before you press the ink onto it?
If so, I think it should have initially been covered by some flimy plastic cover thing. I didn’t ever remove it on mine because I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be there (I still have no idea, but never got any instruction indicating it should be removed). I can only imagine that you took it off and that is what’s ‘sticky’ on yours.
My paper almost always sticks to the screen when I pull the screen back up, but that’s never been a problem. Is the image any different than it was when it was sticking?
Post # 4
this happened to me when i used a paper that shedded a lot of little fibers and crap. i just took a lint roller and went over the sticky pad repeatedly to get all those little pieces… and it worked wonders for me. i also read somewhere that you can use a little bit of water and cloth to wipe it down. pengy also suggested wiping it with a little nail polish remover if there’s ink on it. but i would try the lint roller first and see how it works 🙂
you’re supposed to take the plastic off, having the sticky part on there ensures that the paper won’t move when you do your prints so that everything is lined up properly (you can use the grid on the sticky pad too to line it up). i guess it’s an extra precautionary thing to give you more control over where the image is printing.
Post # 5
Yes, you definitely want to take the plastic off so that whatever you’re printing on will stay in place. It’s very handy!
I haven’t tried cleaning mine (except some spot cleaning with nail polish remover like Miss Penguin) but when it doesn’t seem sticky enough, I’ll often add a strip or two of double stick tape, which does the same thing. Just make sure that your paper can take it first – you don’t want the double stick tape to be too strong and rip off a layer of your paper.
Post # 6
Thanks for the tips ! I found another gocco discussion board saying to use simple green cleaner can help keep the foam part sticky.
Post # 7
interesting. I guess I’ll know next time. 🙂