Post # 1
I’ve just spent the best part of tonight fighting with my PG-5.
I don’t get it, I printed our RSVP envelopes without any problem, but the RSVP cards themselves have turned into a nightmare. I’m using Feel Script font which is small, but still. I’ve seen tons of examples online that have turned out alright. I just can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong!
Some lines are clear and look like they could almost use a little more ink. Other lines are blury and are running together to the point where you can’t read them at all. GRRR!!
I’m using the Luxe white paper from Paper Source and black ink.
And don’t get me started on the picture! I’ve darkened it up as much as I can before printing but it still doesn’t burn well. It’s like it gets most of the outline but not all of it. Some of the inside of the image but not all of it. I’m about ready to give up on it and just cry. I’ve wasted two screens and four bulbs on this so far.
Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? I’m using my HP printer (as I did with the envelopes), I’m using the blue filter.
I just don’t get it!
Post # 3
Goodness Gocco confuses the heck out of me …. I’ve never used one but I’m sure there are others who can help!
Where are all the Gocco bees?!?!
Post # 4
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
I could be wrong but I think that Mrs. Tiramisu gocco’d notecards with that exact picture. Maybe you could send her a message?
Post # 5
ugh, I feel your pain. I wasted a couple screens/bulbs with similar issues. And I never got one screen to burn perfectly. Sorry this is happening to you.
I did find some improvement when I took my images printed off my printer to kinkos and photocopied them and then used those to burn the screens. For some reason it puts more carbon on the paper.
Actually when I made the photocopies my finace even bent down and whispered the copier, "Extra carbon please." What a goof!
Post # 6
I think you need more carbon. Try photocopying the pictures instead of just using your HP printer.
Post # 7
Thank you so much!
I figured after two screens I’d be better off just having a stamp made. I’m happy to say that Etsy came through and for $33 I have two stamps, one big and one small.
I just chickened out with the Gocco. I am thrilled to say that I had no problems with the stardream paper and envelopes. It Gocco’d just fine.