(Closed) Why gocco?

posted 14 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2022 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

The texture and layering effects you get from Gocco screenprinting add an element of hand crafting and art to the invitations. Laser printing is fine too, but it won’t give you the effects of a Gocco or any other type of screenprinting.

Gocco is just easy screenprinting. You can buy all the other standard screenprinting supplies and be the next Andy Warhol! But alas, most of us don’t have the time, energy, or skills for that.

It’s worth it if you’re doing a lot of invitations or really into crafting. Otherwise, you’ll always be thinking… is this project worth two bulbs and a screen?  

Post # 4
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Take a look at what Heatherjeany has done with her gocco and wedding invitations…


 and it answers your questions pretty well.  All of her fabulous invites were done on gocco, and theres no way any of those could be replicated with a inkjet.

Gocco gives your invites a really "professional" look as well for a fraction of the price of a professional.  Well worth the investment. 

Post # 5
46 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

I agree about the handcrafted element using a Gocco & I’m planning on using one too – but if you have a design background or strong photoshop skillz or know a true graphics professional, you can get similar/faked results with laser printed invites.

I am a professional art director/designer but I want the process of the Gocco and I like the idea of each invite being physically being handmade.



Post # 6
17 posts

The Gocco does some amazing things, but I’m still not willing to spend that much money on it.  I do some graphic design (including wedding invitations), and usually I do everything in Photoshop but my next "project" is going to be good old-fashioned screenprinting.  My fiance knows how to screenprint so I’m going to have him help me.  I’m going to build my own wood screen, mix my own inks, etc., that way the invitations will still be done by hand but without having to spend tons of money on a Gocco… lol. 

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