(Closed) Gocco Questions

posted 11 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2004

There are few types of model that you would want to do some research on ebay.  There are models that can be use for clothes and other types of fabrics and there are models that are simply using paper for printing.  What are you planning to use the Gocco for?  For just printing on paper then I suggest you to get the PG-5.  Yes for the screen and bulbs you have to use a new screen and new bulb everytime you print a design.  Good Luck and have fun if you are getting a Gocco.

Post # 5
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

You aren’t limited to printing on small paper with a PG-5 model… it’s just that you can’t have a design that is larger than 3×5. Most projects (including invites) are printed with multiple screens, so you can be creative in how you burn your screens to maximize the project.

Think of the gocco as a STAMP. You can print on fabric and anything else you’d like as long as it can fit under the machine to be stamped. The "screen print" method with the squegee is only necessary when you can’t stamp the image where you need it to be. Most ribbon will take the regular gocco ink, but if you want it to wash, then use the fabric paint.

My biggest tip for buying it… if you’re a crafty person, then you may use the gocco for the rest of your life. If you’re buying this just for the wedding and never do anything crafty, you may never get it out of the box. The price tag on my gocco was $149 in 2004 from Dick Blick, when you could buy it in the store and it was nowhere to be found on ebay or on the internet and I’ve never considered whether or not it was an investment. The deals on ebay are steals compared to what the prices were when it wasn’t being discontinued!

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