(Closed) Gocco reinking problems

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
22 posts

Each time you re-ink you should do a throwaway print after that – the re-inking can cause more ink to push thru the screen than you want, causing the next print to be a bit uneven. I keep a stack of copy paper next to the printer for this use.  If you are experiencing that it continues to be uneven after this, then you put too much ink on the re-inked area.  The gocco works with even pressure of the heavy plastic plate on top of your screen and ink – putting a whole lot more ink in one area increases the pressure there – make sense?  Add a smaller amount so that you don’t run into this problem.  

Some other tips that will help you out: put no more than a 1/4 inch of thickness of ink on at a time.  Use a baggie to mix your ink in, cut the corner off and use it like a pastry icing bag to ink the screen – even, clean and easy.  Use half of an old credit card to  distribute the ink evenly, but gently. Use the ink blocking material around all areas to be inked – not just to seperate colors. It helps keep the ink coralled and in the area it needs to be instead of squishing out to non-printing areas of the screen, which again, helps keep the ink distribution more even, and prevents it from being wasted. 


Good luck!


Post # 5
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Miss Cupcake, your cards were too cute! WOuld you mind tell me where can I find the clothlike card (?) you printed on? I would love to use the same thing for my invitations!


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