Post # 1
Okay, you all got me. I’m so interested in this Goccos thing. I’ve found a few things in searching the blogs – but don’t really have the hang of it yet so I’m sure I’m missing quite a bit yet.
So how much are these things? Are they worth it? What about ink…??? Can I do that two-layer color like in the sampe of my invite? Would I just do one (color) at a time? I’m really quite interested because I was getting this "BLAH" feeling from my invites printed on the home printer – they just don’t "pop" – know what I mean?
I know that I didn’t do the mock ups on the metallic shine paper I plan to use – but still this Gocco thing looks awesome and I’m so willing to pull out the puppy dog eyes and the "Hun-eeeeeeeeee I neeeeeeeed it" which I use maybe once a year, reserved for shoes or a new handbag..that would normally be out of the price limits.lol.
So tell me what you love about it, how much did it cost you in total to use yours and what you made with it and apprx how many. He may cave and let me have it, but he’ll want the details. He’s a man.
Post # 3
I begged my husband for the gocco kits as well too. But before I brought my gocco kit I did a lot of intensive research of what this kit are use for. I first read about this when Mrs. Bee blogged that she purchased one and showed a few samples of the designs that the gocco could do. Here are some gocco samples from flickr:
It’s really amazing it does have that pop effect and it’s so beautiful when you are designing from wedding invitations or simply any projects you are working on, it has that nice touch to it. Here’s a very good links of the types of gocco kit and definitions of what a gocco can do:
It’s really simple and easy to use, however the kit and plus the materials is a little bit pricey. I got mine from pricted addicted from an ebay seller and the ink, bulb and master screen print is from welsh. The whole total cost runned me up to $200 for everything, but it’s the worth investment. I hope I helpled you some way of explaining what the gocco can do. Good Luck and I hope you’ll get one eventually.
Post # 4
fading flower provided some good links. I also broke down and got a gocco and I love it…I think it adds a professional touch to paper products than my inkjet and I love the metallic inks.
The ink tubes cost around $3 each but last a long time.
I also think it is easier thank the inkjet but I also make more mistakes with the gocco – some spots are blochy etc if I need to re-ink and with 2 layers there is the double change of messing up.
I already have so many future products that I want to use it for that I think it is worth the $150.
I do love your invitations as is though!!
Post # 5
So the ink lasts a while then, thats good – ho many invites have you been able to get done with 1 tube?
Post # 6
I recently splurged on a gocco (from Ingrid – printaddictjapan.etsy.com) after reading all about it on weddingbee and the gocco groups on flickr and yahoo. I spent about $200 on it along with supplies and I just stocked up on some more from welshproducts.com.
I busted it out earlier this week to make Christmas cards (2 layers) and I am hooked!!! It’s a little expensive but well worth it IMO and I plan to make our invitations with it. I love using the pearlescent/metallic ink that you can’t get with a regular printer and I found away to mix my own so I’m not limited to the handful of of colors they sell! The results are beautiful and the fact that it’s home-made makes them even better.
Registration is supposed to be easier with the PG-11 but with some clear acetate and a little patience, it’s not a problem at all with the PG-5. The clear acetate can also save you from having to use multiple screens by covering mistakes or spots you’ve already used.
Hope that helps!
Post # 7
For 150 prints I used maybe a quarter of a tube. Miss Penguin made 1000 coasters and used 1 tube. so it really goes a long way! The expensive part is the screens and bulbs but at $2 a screen it is still pretty cheap. The only hard part is getting supplies – it is a good idea to stock up.
Post # 8
So what one do I want – all these names and items…which is best for invite making? I hate to be such a sissy pants and ask all these questions – but I’d much rahter ask those who know from experiance then buy and mess up and have "ink on my hands" so to speak.