(Closed) Gocco Printing help!

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

There is a gocco group on Flickr and they have a discussion board. Ask your question there and I know they’ll have an answer. I’m not much help, because I’m afraid of mine.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

What do your masters look like? You know that screen printing doesn’t do greyscale well, only black and white. So if you printed from a laser printer and made some greys, it will not work out very well.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I second the discussion group on Flickr.  I had made several masters and the first one turned out great but the subsequent ones didn’t.  The discussion on Flickr mentioned that the blue filter isn’t always necessary, so I made more masters without the filter and they turned out great.  Also, though I don’t think this is an issue for you since it seems as though your Gocco is fairly new, changing the batteries can also help.

What kind of print are you making?  I had a mixed design with large ink areas and really delicate print.  I found that the ink block could sometimes mess up the prints if I wasn’t careful because it changed the pressure being exerted on the ink. 

One last thing: the inks do make a little bit of a difference, especially if you have a delicate design because the pearlescents and metallics have some particles in them to make them shiny that can get blocked up going through the master.  

I wasted a ton of bulbs and screens at the beginning as I went through a lot of trial and error, but the end result was worthwhile.  I hope you find something useful soon!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

It sounds like your screen didn’t burn all the way through…I think. Did you copy it on a copy machine or did you use a home printer that has carbon-y ink?

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