Post # 1
I have recently purchased a Gocco PG-10 from one of the bees to use for my DIY. My first project was printing some text for our save the dates and I loved doing it but some of them came out a bit blurry. I am thinking that it is caused by movement of the print bed and just wanted to check if this is normal. Should it be moving about? If it should, is there a way to secure it more so I don;t have this problem?
Post # 4
I just got my PG-10 and I’m still learning. The print bed shouldn’t be moving, there is a lever or a knob on the machine that should tighten it. I found an old forum on Gocco and I forgot to bookmark it, so I’m looking now.
Post # 5
Agreed – the print bed should not move. Make sure the levers at the bottom are in the “locked” position. Also, make sure all of the text you are printing is on the actual print bed area – this will help you get a nice, firm print. If the text is to close to the edges, it may not get enough pressure from the print bed behind when you print, and it could result in blurriness. Good luck!
Post # 6
Ah, so it shouldn’t be moving! Thanks ladies. I will have to wait till I get home to have a look, but I don’t recall seeing a lever or knob to tighten. Of course, maybe I was just being dim!
Post # 7
I don’t have the same kind of gocco that you do, but I know from experience that the font can be blurry depending on what font you use and the size as well as the paper that you’re printing on–certain papers absorb the ink much more readily and that causes some feathering and bleeding.
(When I did my Save-The-Date Cards, I did the picture portion on a gocco and the text on my good old inkjet printer and they came out beautifully (if not for about a 20% mess-up factor when the paper didn’t feed right in the printer, though!))