(Closed) Gocco Mess…Need Help

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

Not sure why it’s not printing evenly… but have you tried printing the blue sections first… letting it dry… then doing your gold with the embossing powder? I’m thinking that the screen isn’t “kissing” the screen with a flat imprint?

Also, are you burning using a carbon copy (i.e laser/copy) or an inkjet? That’s my only other tip that might help with your imprint.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

This probably isn’t your issue since some of the prints seem to be coming out fine…but…

I’ve found that some gocco inks aren’t as thick as others (I’ve particularly noticed this with some of their blues).  If the ink is too thin/watery, it tends to blob out of the lines sometimes and make things come out like your smudgy example.  But that ususally happens ALL the time if it happens…not just sometimes.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I do not have a Gocco but just wanted to say that despite your frustration, these are beautiful 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

i have heard that some gocco inks show up/work better than others. i know that isn’t necessarily helpful to you though. just as a test, how does the navy ink work on non-metallic paper? there is usually no problem gocco-ing on stardream paper, but i’m wondering if the navy ink in particular doesn’t like the metallic paper.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

regardless of smudges, they do look pretty fabulous. let us know how it works out!

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