Post # 1
I just broke out my Gocco PG-11 for the first time to make my wedding invites. I am using back and gold ink on cream linen cardstock. I followed the steps exactly as I was supposed to, as far as I can tell, but it’s not printing correctly. Only my fiance and I’s names are printing well and the rest is very faded or not there at all. I have plenty of ink on the screen. What’s going on??? Help!!!
Post # 3
Maybe your screen didn’t burn evenly. You probably can’t tell now that the ink is on it… but i had problems with things printing unevenly and it was because my screen didn’t burn all the way through.
Maybe you could try burning a new image?
See what the Gocco-masters on here have to say first though in case they have alternative advice.
Post # 4
That was my thought as well. Any tips then on how to amke it burn properly?
Thaks so much!
Post # 5
There’s lots of good advice here: <font face=”Arial” size=”4″>http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/01/16/gocco-q-a/</font>
<font face=”Arial” size=”4″>For example using chalk dust on your master to cut down on the amount of carbon in your copy, making sure you use the right printer to get enough carbon, etc. </font>
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Post # 6
I’m not that great at Gocco just yet, but I would make sure that the image you have has enough carbon in it for the gocco to burn it correctly(since that’s what it uses). Maybe try printing on a laser printer or making a copy of it at a copy machine (don’t forget to use the blue filter though). Use an even presure when pressing down on the machine and make sure both the bulbs flash (because sometimes they don’t both go off). Hope this helps! GL.
Flickr has a really good gocco group if you’re interested in joining: http://www.flickr.com/groups/gocco/
They are really good with suggestions if you post a picture of what happened.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2009 - Stage 6 at Steiner Studios
I agree with Luvbug6315. You might also want to start over with new lightbulbs, and make sure your screens (both the master and blue filter) are clean. Are the lines on your image really thin? Sometimes you have to make them thicker for the carbon image to come through…good luck!