(Closed) Gocco Help!

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
Bee
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

Hi there!

Are the "blobs" behind the letter large?  Gocco isn’t great for filling in large spaces of color evenly.  Could you make the blobs just outlines?  Gocco is pretty good at lines and fairly fine detail.  It’s possible that it’s your printer… not all inkjets work well for gocco.  In general, HP printers are the most reliable for gocco.  Are the edges of your text a little fuzzy too?  If so it might be the printer.  Also, I have the best results with my HP inkjet when I don’t use the blue screen.  Hope that helps!

 

Post # 5
Bee
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

I have the same printer- works well for me.  You might want to make sure that you’re only printing with the black ink…. sometimes even though the design is in black on your computer screen it ends up being in greytones when you print it.  I didn’t know how to fix it so I just removed the color cartridge so I’m sure it’s only printing black ink.

Post # 6
Member
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

You should always make your master copy using a carbon-based print (ie. laser or b/w copier). It may "work" from other mediums, but the only way to guarantee the process is for the carbon ink to burn through the screen.

I’ve never been daring enough with my supplies not to visit Kinkos on a copy run 🙂 

Post # 7
Member
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

my first time using gocco, i had a very similar problem – the ink wasn’t coming out evenly, some things weren’t showing up at all, and i used SO MUCH ink and nothing worked.

then, i realized the problem most definitely was my inkjet printer.

so, i took my adobe file to office depot and had them print it out on their laser printers, and all was well. 🙂 

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