Post # 1
After lurking here and seeing everyone’s amazing Gocco projects, I decided to give it a go myself, but my results do not compare to everyone else’s! My prints are not getting the nice, solid, crisp color I see everywhere online. They always come out really uneven: light and translucent in some places dark and opaque (what I want) in others. What am I doing wrong??
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Can you fill us in about your process a little more? What kind of printer you used, if your bulbs appeared to both flash (the insides should fill with a grey ash, sometimes both dont flash and you’ll get an uneven print, you’ll notice it doesnt flash because the bulb doesnt appear to be "ashy" inside), if you used your blue screen? Did you take pictures to show us?
Post # 4
Don’t be afraid to really ink the heck out of the thing. Also, the color and material of your paper makes a big difference. Lastly, make sure the screen is nice and clean on the side that touches the paper. Oh, and the first few are going to be like the first waffle — just count on throwing them away. I hope that helps! I’m sure that if you post pics, folks here can give you more specific help.
Post # 5
I found that even consistent pressure helped too. I actually kneeled onto a chair and really put my weight on the thing. My print had a large area to print so I really needed even pressure to have it not come out spoltchy in some areas. Lots of ink helped too. Let us know how it goes! Good Luck!
Post # 6
Also, what I’ve found help for splotchy prints is to smooth out the ink on the screen with a q-tip lightly after each print. It helps avoid any excess ink in certain places.