(Closed) Gocco’ed words not turning out properly

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey

Hmm.  When you look at the master — hold it up to the window or a light — is the font coming out properly (i.e., the letters are evenly burned into the screen)?  If so, then you might just need to be more heavy handed with the ink in the spots that are coming out bald.  If the master didn’t burn evenly, then I’m afraid the only thing to do is to burn a new one.  Did you use a laser printer to print the image or did you copy it?  If it’s copied, then you’ll need the blue screen.  If it’s laser printed, then not.  I’ve noticed that thin fonts, like Zapfino, tend not to work as well unless they are fairly big.  So you might need to use a bolder or larger font.  HTH!!  Good luck.

Post # 4
8 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hey there – I’m sorry your prints aren’t as even as you’d like.  My 2 cents are about the same as Hotcocoa’s in re to having enough ink on your screens.  I’ve also noticed sometimes after 10 prints ink distribution evens out on it’s own.  Good luck!!  I hope they turn out beautifully

Post # 5
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think you shouldn’t make yourself crazy over it.  The reason I like the way gocco’d invitations look is because you can kinda tell they’re handmade.  Not everyone is going to be perfect.

My sisters’s invites had some words turn out better than others but it was like everyone above has said.  The ink moves.


I just did my save the dates and they came out wonderful.  Some  words were easier to read than others but no information was lost.  I wouldn’t go back over it with pen unless information is completely missing.


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