(Closed) Gocco vs. Inkjet Laser Printers??

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

Think of the gocco as an ink stamp. It will stamp designs onto the surface that you’d like using thick ink. It is not, in any way, a ‘printer’ that spits things out.

The main advantage of a gocco vs. a printer are the colors you can print with. You can print light colors (white, light pink, light blue, etc) on dark papers, which you would be unable to do with any standard printer. You can also print with metallic inks.

Another advantage is that it allows you to print on surfaces/materials that you would be unable to feed through your printer. You can gocco on tiles, fabric, thick papers, large paper you couldn’t feed into a printer, and so on.

Finally, there’s the look of gocco, which is distinct and definitely not from a computer printer. 

Hopefully this helps? Ask any more questions that you may have!

Post # 4
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

I think gocco ink looks painted on, which gives it a really unique look.  If you want to see some in person, you could try just ordering one gocco’ed greeting card from an etsy vendor?

Post # 5
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Another thing you need to think of is the cost of the gocco. They don’t make them anymore, so you’d probably have to get a used one.

If you’re handy, the gocco is a good route to go. If you just want to print and be done- I would use the standard printer.

Post # 7
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My printer (epson) did not print on the thicker cardstock paper.  So you will have to try to see if your printer works.  Did anyone have a printer that printed on cardstock paper?  Which printer was it?

Post # 8
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s pretty simple, with just one color and basic black ink. Take it to Office Depot or Kinko’s. THey print up to 120 lb of paper (standard cardstock is less, but likely won’t go through your personal printer) and it’ll be cheaper to have them printed versus buying the Gocco and doing it yourself.

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