Post # 1
I just figured out our invitation design, and I’m torn about whether to Gocco them or not. They’re done in 3 colors, which I’ve heard from reading about the process online would make it hard to get them perfect. I’ve planned to Gocco them all along and really want to get one, but I’m not sure if it’s worth it.
So my question is this: Should I spend the money on a Gocco, or just invest in a high-quality inkjet printer? I’ve never seen anything Gocco-ed in person, so I don’t know how different the two finishes would look and if Gocco-ing them would be worth it in the end or not. (If it would be, I’m willing to do the work.)
Thanks for your input!
Post # 3
I don’t know, but what kind of printer are you looking at buying? I just went to look at printers today, because I think I want to start making stationary for gifts, etc.
Post # 4
I haven’t used the Gocco myself, but from my knowledge of the process, I’d say that 3 colors (especially if they have to line up) is going to be a pain. I think the Gocco, however, would probably make a really nice impact in terms of the print, as long as you get crisp prints. But I’d say to make Gocco’ing worth it, you should probably think in terms of longevity…are you going to use this machine beyond wedding invites? If not, then I would go with a high quality printer, which will be less of a pain to deal with in the short term and you will probably end up using for other applications later on.
Not to discourage you from Goccoing of course if that’s what you really want 🙂 but that’s just the impression I get!
Post # 5
As the proud owner of a gocco let me give you some cons of goccoing to consider. They are no longer making goccos and they will stop making accessories next year. So, if you want to continue to use the gocco you’re looking at spending a lot up front. I’ve spent about $350 in supplies and shipping and plan on spending at least that much more to stock up on more supplies to finish wedding projects and for future projects.
I just finished goccoing my save the dates and used 3 screens to print 3 colors. I did 100 invites and it took me about 20 hours. This was my first project and there is a lerning curve but it is time consuming.
On the plus side, I am happy with the way everything turned out. I think it is a litte more interesting than it would have been if I would have used a printer. The ink looks more like you are stamping with latex paint if that makes any sense?
Hope this helps the decision making process!
Post # 6
I gocco’d my invites which had 3 colors also. Having 3 colors is not more time consuming unless your images overlap and you have to print the bottom image, let dry and then line up to print the overlaying image. I did not have any overlaying images and I was AMAZED at how quickly the printing went once I had burned the images, etc. The reason I went with gocco instead of a regular printer was to have that "stamped" look to my printing. We were going for a "homemade, rustic-ish" type look and the gocco printing was perfect.
Post # 7
Where does everybody get their supplies?
Post # 8
I get most of my supplies (including the printer itself) from Northwood Studio http://northwoodstudios.tripod.com/
I’ve also ordered inks & screens from Paper Source
Post # 9
I bought mine from there tonight! I just took the leap and bought a PG machine. Yay! I was going to try and wait and see if Paper-Source got anymore in, since they were cheaper, but oh well..it’s my birthday!