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Gocco Printing: A How-To Video

Sep 3, 2008

by Julie Schneider

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This article was originally published on February 12, 2008. We are reviving it as part of the Best of the Storque series. Enjoy!

It’s an Etsy How-To Video with the wonderful julieincharge! This week we’ll be talking about Gocco printing, which is a way of printing that uses a kit from Japan.  If you’ve ever wanted to do screenprinting but have been too intimidated, Gocco is the way to go. I sat down with Julie and she walked me through how to make a sweet little Valentine card.

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First things first for your project …

Supplies Needed for Gocco Printing

If you buy a new PG-5 kit, it should come with all of the following to get you started:

  • B-6 masters (screens)
  • Print Gocco Lamp (bulbs)
  • Riso Gocco ink for paper
  • Riso Gocco pens OR photocopy images (no larger that 3.5” x 5.5”)
  • adhesive blocking strips (optional)
  • 2 AA batteries
  • Gocco cleaner
  • blue filter (for use with photocopies)

There are many different applications and ideas for Gocco: greeting cards, postcards, business cards, notecards, envelopes, invitations, stationary, napkins, tags, labels, stickers, bookplates, art prints, zines, small books … the list goes on!

Let’s Go Gocco

Once you’ve got your supplies and an idea, the first thing you want to do is make your design. You can do it on the computer or by hand, but you’re going to want carbon to be in the ink of whatever you do, so you’ll want to photocopy your project or use a special pen. Some laser printers work, too.

Once you’ve got your design, it’s time to make the screen. Make sure there are batteries in your printer and put the screen in with the blue part facing out. Load the flashbulb holder with two flashbulbs. (Make sure to wash your hands when you’re done since they are toxic.)

Flash your screen, and you’re all set to start printing. Apply the Gocco inks to your screen. If you’re going to use more than one color, use the foam blocker that Julie shows in the video to separate the different colors.

Then start printing! I was super impressed by how fast this whole process went! If you have leftover ink on your screen, you can put it in a plastic bag and keep it for later.

Once you’ve got your cards, get them set up in your Etsy shop. A quick search for Gocco cards will give you an idea of the amazing and wonderful possibilities that await you when you fall down the rabbit hole that is Gocco printing.

I’m also on the lookout for Gocco tips and tricks. The next time you do Gocco printing and notice that you have a special way of doing things that isn’t mentioned in the video, write us a note, leave a comment, or make a little video showing your Gocco skills!

Further Resources

Gocco Suppliers:
PrintAddictJapan.etsy.com
alittlegoodness.etsy.com
FeltCafe.etsy.com
pearlpaint.com

Paper-Source.com
think-ink.net (They sell a great handbook called The New Gocco Guide by Claire Russell)

Other Gocco-related Websites:
SaveGocco.com
www.Gocco.com
www.flickr.com/groups/Gocco

If you’ve got other suppliers or related websites you’d like us to know about, leave a note in the comments. Check out our past Gocco related posts — and items!

Librarian bear loves to read mini notebook
Librarian bear loves to read mini notebook
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Print Gocco PG-10 full kit
Print Gocco PG-10 full kit
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Knitter Notes - Puuuuuuurl Moleskine - Lined
Knitter Notes - Puuuuuuurl Moleskine - Lined
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Johnny Cash Calavera Limited Edition Gocco Serigraph
Johnny Cash Calavera Limited Edition Gocco Serigraph
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Riso Print Gocco Cloth Screen Inks - 100ml
Riso Print Gocco Cloth Screen Inks - 100ml
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Riso Print Gocco PG-10 SUPER Advanced Registration w\/inks, screens and bulbs
Riso Print Gocco PG-10 SUPER Advanced Registration w\/inks, screens and bulbs
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Chicago Love gocco print
Chicago Love gocco print
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Floating on air (5-notecard set)
Floating on air (5-notecard set)
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tessa with a shoe
tessa with a shoe
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Brand New in Box Riso Print Gocco PG5 Basic Set--FREE US Shipping
Brand New in Box Riso Print Gocco PG5 Basic Set--FREE US Shipping
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Riso Print Gocco Bulbs - Pack of 4
Riso Print Gocco Bulbs - Pack of 4
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124 comments

  • SweeterThanMeBridal

    SweeterThanMeBridal said 8 years ago

    I've always wanted to try gocco and now I'm going to buy a kit for sure!! I'm so excited, thanks for the lesson!

  • 6060

    6060 said 8 years ago

    wow.. this is so cool, I saw ppl selling this but I have no idea who it works. Awesome! Thanks for showing us!

  • heliumstudioandpost

    heliumstudioandpost said 8 years ago

    Thanks for highlighting the Gocco process! Since you asked :) here are a few examples of my work: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9371852 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9373829 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9393696

  • contrary

    contrary said 8 years ago

    So awesome Julie and Bre!! You made it look soooooo easy! thanks!

  • knittergirl

    knittergirl said 8 years ago

    I've combined my love of Gocco and Polaroid. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5681596

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 8 years ago

    This how-to is perfect! Anyone can gocco print after watching this!

  • annacote

    annacote said 8 years ago

    go gocco go! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9531669 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9264549

  • Emmakat

    Emmakat said 8 years ago

    Great video! I've got myself set up: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8953100 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9052202 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9346855 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9107913 And hopefully more to come soon! Thanks for asking. :)

  • Emmakat

    Emmakat said 8 years ago

    Great video, I've got myself set up: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8953100 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9052202 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9107913 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9346855 And hopefully more soon! Thanks for asking! :)

  • Emmakat

    Emmakat said 8 years ago

    oops sorry for the double post, looked like etsy ate my comment even after refreshing, but now there are two.

  • ArgyleWhale

    ArgyleWhale said 8 years ago

    I didn't know the bulbs were coated in poison! Ack! Thanks for saving my life Julie. ps: my whole shop is full of Gocco. it is my favorite thing ever. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9479834

  • rewindforward

    rewindforward said 8 years ago

    I want a Gocco! I'd make prints of LLAMAS and stuff!

  • prettygreeneye

    prettygreeneye said 8 years ago

    carp! i've wanted one for so long, but fear it like i fear a trick knee! thanks for showing us - it looks so easy. im still freaked out about the inking process. awesome video.

  • VIXEmporium

    VIXEmporium said 8 years ago

    that was a great video! we do gocco designs too. that kit was the best xmas gift ever!!! it really is easy to do. we have cards now, and we'll do patches and other fabric things soon... ...perhaps even a llama...

  • aplanetnamedjanet

    aplanetnamedjanet said 8 years ago

    Wet Paint in St Paul carries Gocco supplies. http://www.wetpaintart.com/ I have been using gocco printing over digital prints. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9215702

  • octavineillustration

    octavineillustration said 8 years ago

    i love gocco!!!!!!!!

  • amuse

    amuse said 8 years ago

    I love gocco. My sister and I got one (she runs our shop with me) and we have gocco parties whenever we are home on the holidays. It's so awesome! I wish supplies were easier to come by...there's some great shops on etsy who sell supplies...just wish the local art stores carried 'em too.

  • shoofly

    shoofly said 8 years ago

    Yay Julie and Bre, that was great! I'm a little over obsessed with the gocco, as you can probably tell by peeking in my shop. :)

  • lpdesigns

    lpdesigns said 8 years ago

    Aww, wow! I loved this.

  • aplanetnamedjanet

    aplanetnamedjanet said 8 years ago

    http://www.etsy.com/your_shop.php?rand=1024164014

  • katelynjane

    katelynjane said 8 years ago

    Yay! I'm so glad you guys did this! I've been dying to know exactly how to Gocco print. I can't wait to buy my own kit (:

  • cyenobite

    cyenobite said 8 years ago

    Bre's Back! The Llamas are very happy! I look forward to learning more about Etsy!

  • helloworldpress

    helloworldpress said 8 years ago

    yay for gocco! great tutorial! i too made gocco valentines: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8988554 can't wait to see what everyone makes next.

  • Odannysgirl

    Odannysgirl said 8 years ago

    Thanks a lot Julie. Now I HAVE to get one of these! I even did a treasury on west about my obsession earlier today. This just cements the whole thing really :)

  • sewbettie

    sewbettie said 8 years ago

    i really really want one!

  • brepettis

    brepettis said 8 years ago

    Wow, thanks to everyone who commented! And for all the folks posting about their gocco work! I'm going to go check it out now! rewindforward and cyenobite - *pling* (the sound of bonus points)

  • ArgyleWhale

    ArgyleWhale said 8 years ago

    What is all this talk of llamas? http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9040458

  • julieincharge Admin

    julieincharge said 8 years ago

    Thank you all for the comments. I love everyone's Gocco prints. Etsy is a veritable Gocco gallery. You guys are the best! xoxo

  • CreamBunBakery

    CreamBunBakery said 8 years ago

    Had a Gocco for christmas am now totally addicted!!! Another good supplier is Northwood Studios, run by Judy Funk http://northwoodstudios.tripod.com Here aare my latest creations!!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9380004 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9379747

  • PiaJade

    PiaJade said 8 years ago

    ooohh, me wants. shame its so expensive. im gonna have to try and save up and gets me one of these. Ta for tutorial. . . Llamas

  • emilyknits

    emilyknits said 8 years ago

    this is a great tutorial, i ordered my gocco last week and can't wait for it to arrive!

  • FiberContent

    FiberContent said 8 years ago

    Ohhh! I love it! Now if only we can get these babies distributed in the States... at least we have intrepid etsy sellers!! Thanks Julie and Bre.

  • TwinDreamCreations

    TwinDreamCreations said 8 years ago

    I will not try a new craft, I will not try a new craft, I will not try a new craft.....(keep repeating until I believe it). Great video! :-)

  • minkeeprints

    minkeeprints said 8 years ago

    Woo Gocco! I looooooove gocco! And here's a link to one of mine, as requested! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9268753

  • ArtMind

    ArtMind said 8 years ago

    Oh great! Now I want one! :)

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl said 8 years ago

    Wow, wow, WOW. Now I'm adding one of those toys to my wishlist. Thanks so much for sharing with this vid!

  • fadingflowers

    fadingflowers said 8 years ago

    Yeah I'm so glad someone wrote an article of this. I love to gocco anything especially custom orders on wedding invites http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9353070 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9101968 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9024940 Thanks for looking Mrs. Fadingflowers

  • makemesmile

    makemesmile said 8 years ago

    Thanks for this How-to. I'm even more impressed now with the work of the gocco sellers on etsy. But it looks fun doing =^x^=

  • jperegrine

    jperegrine said 8 years ago

    I've wanted one of these for years but was never clear exactly how to use one. Thanks for the great video lesson (and links to sellers) ... now I will finally own a gocco! Can't wait to play!

  • UglyKitty

    UglyKitty said 8 years ago

    Loved it! Gocco is SO much fun. I was definitely scared of it at first, but now, much to my boyfriend's annoyance, I Gocco everyday! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/uglykitty/sets/72157601246551065/)

  • PortButtonsViNtAgE

    PortButtonsViNtAgE said 8 years ago

    I always wondered what the process looked like! I am using a great deal of restraint by not buying one of these....I have to focus on my jewelry shop...too many supplies and too little time!!

  • brepettis

    brepettis said 8 years ago

    argylewhale - *pling pling*

  • pookeh

    pookeh said 8 years ago

    i have always been intrigued by grocco but it all seemed so intimidating to me. turns out, it's no sweat and just *mildly* toxic! ;) sweet! thanks, julie. thanks, bre. i'm definitely gonna have to look into get me one of these now. . .

  • mamabetsy

    mamabetsy said 8 years ago

    "Wow, i mean just wow" Is there any limit to the amount of talent on this site? I have a whole new love interest now.

  • mizusugi

    mizusugi said 8 years ago

    I love it!!! Now I want to buy tons of them for my friends to have a gocco party! Thank you!

  • abitabite

    abitabite said 8 years ago

    Awwww! i saw madelaine! bun up bow bo!

  • Art2ArtColorado

    Art2ArtColorado said 8 years ago

    good job on the video! *it is so nice that those of us beyond driving range to the Labs can be a part of them like this... and also that you all are fostering creative growth & the exploration of new media and techniques! (i remember when gocco first came out and i always wanted one too...so, i am restraining myself from hitting the supplier links) well done & more, more!

  • rhojobaldwin

    rhojobaldwin said 8 years ago

    Say it ain't so...another gadget I MUST have...how about printing on fabric?

  • punkahontas

    punkahontas said 8 years ago

    Great video Julie! Per your request, here is a link to my first attempt at Gocco: http://www.flickr.com/photos/punkahontas/2109175661/in/set-72157603894252827/ PS. The lab coats were a nice touch!

  • madebythem

    madebythem said 8 years ago

    Oh Poo! Seems just about everyone here is having a good time with their Gocco apart from me. Everytime I use it I can't get a good exposure on my screen - just comes out patchy like a bad photocopy... even after watching this vid! Any advice?

  • SugaNspice

    SugaNspice said 8 years ago

    Great vid! I love my gocco :)

  • LASdesigns

    LASdesigns said 8 years ago

    Oh NO! Now I want a gocco!!! How fun.

  • PenguinLove

    PenguinLove said 8 years ago

    Great video! I just got my Gocco and Julie helped me in the forums, she is so nice! I created these journals http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=24313§ion_id=5315579 and this card http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9304676 Someone above mentioned Northwood Studio for Gocco supplies. Their Gocco grrrl cleaner is awesome it even gets crusty old paint off.

  • sixsisters

    sixsisters said 8 years ago

    thank you so much. Now I must get one !

  • Hwy40

    Hwy40 said 8 years ago

    Your video was great, thank you. Gocco-ing is addictive, with no surface safe! My next project...printing onto fabric. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9363663 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9106116

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts said 8 years ago

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9453044 thanks you have given me one less thing to explain to people, i can now just steer them to this video!

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts said 8 years ago

    madebythem- they didn't cover it in this video, but are you using your blue filter screen during your exposing? it's supposed to be between the screen and bulbs (from what i understand, and have been doing) when using a photocopy as your original. With the carbon pens it is not needed. Also, the newer your copy the better i have found. Old copies often do not expose clearly. Hope this helps! There's nothing worse then using up your last bulbs!

  • sarstar77

    sarstar77 said 8 years ago

    thanks for all the gocco info! here are some of my 1st attempt at gocco. i must say...its a pretty cool little machine! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9239354 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9239540 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9239601 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9239601

  • alittlegoodness

    alittlegoodness said 8 years ago

    oh, you did a lovely job of showing how fun and easy gocco'ing is. thank you so much!! i can't get enough of my little gocco. wish i had more time. another great thing from this amazing country. japan.

  • claudiasburningink

    claudiasburningink said 8 years ago

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8909636 I have only used my Gocco twice. I'm always running different directions all at once. :)

  • 315thomas

    315thomas said 8 years ago

    yay gocco! i have some sweet gocco printed cards in my shop... http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5041675§ion_id=5255288

  • kiowax

    kiowax said 8 years ago

    Very awesome and educational (in an awesome kind of way)!

  • JoyfulAbode

    JoyfulAbode said 8 years ago

    Man, I really want one now. I'd print up my sweet hedgehogs, squirrels, owls, and llamas.

  • AlyTheRed

    AlyTheRed said 8 years ago

    I found one, old style, at goodwill!!! Haven't used it yet. The video tutorial was really helpful to me. Thanks so much. You rock.

  • thepairabirds

    thepairabirds said 8 years ago

    *sigh* I want a gocco. Great tute! I will be on the hunt to find a gocco:)

  • EtsyStore Admin

    EtsyStore said 8 years ago

    Will you be my boo? Here are the cards that were printed in the video: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9602574

  • prettygreeneye

    prettygreeneye said 8 years ago

    is anyone around? can i use my pencil drawing to burn the screen or should i go over the pencil with the gocco pen?

  • JoelleDolceBebe

    JoelleDolceBebe said 8 years ago

    Great Video! I just posted it on my Myspace blog. Im Promoting ETSY on my profile & added a few of your Videos! So cool! Now I want to try it too! you two were great & so fun! Thanks for sharing! gota go see everyones links! Cheers! ~

  • phoebe1

    phoebe1 said 8 years ago

    also- etsy has a gocco street team: http://team.etsy.com/profilest/gocco.shtml

  • brookerpie

    brookerpie said 8 years ago

    I love this! I've worked with the THEREMOFAX technique with my students to make quick easy silkscreens. Has anyone else used this process?

  • LefthandOriginals

    LefthandOriginals said 8 years ago

    Thanks so much Etsy! After watching your video I gained the confidence to create my first ever gocco print! It is super cute. In all of its sparrow tattoo style glory. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9794395 You have also inspired me to create a "how to clean up your gocco" tutorial. I shall post it here once it is completed. (Give me a couple of weeks as I might not be able to tear myself away from gocco at the current moment.

  • AmeliaDesign

    AmeliaDesign said 8 years ago

    Thank you! This is so cool!!!! Can't wait to get one (even though my mom doesn't get it lol my dad does since he works in graphic design).

  • AmeliaDesign

    AmeliaDesign said 8 years ago

    Does any one know about the fabric gocco printers? Could you do a tutorial on them? Anything special about them? Can you print paper on them too? Thanks

  • jperegrine

    jperegrine said 8 years ago

    Oh my gosh! This is so much fun! I've wanted a Gocco for years but didn't really know how to use it or where to get one. Your video was so inspiring. Here are my first prints! http://flickr.com/photos/armchairgypsy/2293814819/ I'm in love! Thank you etsy!

  • madelaine

    madelaine said 8 years ago

    Yay! How cool. It was very strange (but awesome) to see myself in an etsy video. (Too bad my name is not spelled Madlane). :P

  • BELLACOSAART

    BELLACOSAART said 8 years ago

    Great job, loved the video, made it look so easy. Made me totally want one. Now I need to decide if it is right for me. I would really like to give it a try. I also need to find the best, most reliable place to get one. I will be in San Francisco soon, maybe I could pick one up there.

  • CheesecakeBree

    CheesecakeBree said 8 years ago

    Oh, I just bought a Gocco machine!! I'm so excited you made a how-to video, I haven't printed anything yet because just reading the directions that came with the kit didn't really help me visualize how it worked. This video demonstration and tips have really helped, I'm definitely going to start Gocco-ing now. Thanks a bunch!

  • MangoMoose

    MangoMoose said 8 years ago

    I'm selling a gocco machine here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13064406

  • kittycrossbones

    kittycrossbones said 8 years ago

    Can you print on fabric with this??

  • MangoMoose

    MangoMoose said 8 years ago

    You can, but you'll need to special gocco fabric inks.

  • chrispiascik

    chrispiascik said 8 years ago

    This is a great video thanks! It was incredibly helpful. It inspired me to hunt one down myself! Here's my first print: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13214469

  • pgandwooster

    pgandwooster said 8 years ago

    Thanks Danielle for sending me the link to this. I am totally inspired and now on the hunt for my own gocco!

  • frogwitch

    frogwitch said 8 years ago

    I'm so sad... I have wanted to try this out for awhile but now that the products are discontinued... I don't think its gonna happen :(

  • sugarcookie

    sugarcookie said 8 years ago

    Check out my Gocco prints! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12401276

  • ChickadeeSocialClub

    ChickadeeSocialClub said 8 years ago

    Gocco machines haven't been made for distribution in the US for some time now, but I just learned from a friend in Japan that the company that makes the Gocco machines has stopped manufacturing them altogether! So sad...

  • thepairabirds

    thepairabirds said 8 years ago

    I've always wanted to try gocco printing. But, with the production of supplies ending, I won't get a chance:( I hope someone starts manufacturing them again.

  • autumnsarrival

    autumnsarrival said 8 years ago

    Nope- still intimidated! I like to keep things like this to the professionals so I can envy them :) I do need to find something quick and easy to make my tags, though. Mine take forever cutting out & glueing the layers together....I need a good punch!

  • treatzone

    treatzone said 8 years ago

    super-charming video! (helpful too!) we also have a shop full of gocco goodness: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13369793 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13447634 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11789663 and, not to be a downer, but i've heard rumors that riso is threatening to discontinue gocco again--does anyone know if this is true?

  • paperwren

    paperwren said 8 years ago

    My understanding is Riso will not be making the machines, but will continue to make the inks, screen, bulbs, etc. I hope so anyway, or else I am in trouble!

  • RagnazIdnar

    RagnazIdnar said 8 years ago

    Riso has issued a statement about discontinuing gocco. As far as I know, it is official. All the sites I had been getting my supplies from have these disclaimers up now. Supplies will be shipped to the US suppliers presumably through December only? Supplies are kinda low everywhere and prices are up. :(

  • treatzone

    treatzone said 8 years ago

    thanks, paperwren! i hope that's right or i'm in trouble too.

  • happyfamily

    happyfamily said 8 years ago

    What a great vid. We keep meaning to dust off our Gocco and get some cards up and yall just convinced us to do just that!

  • gRandola

    gRandola said 8 years ago

    what wonderful thing!!!!!!! I love it!

  • tracychong

    tracychong said 8 years ago

    So cool! This is the first time I've seen the whole Gocco process.

  • julietaromano

    julietaromano said 8 years ago

    it is so cool, i am impressed because it is really fast and easy! i want one now!!!!!!!!!! wonderful!

  • art2theextreme

    art2theextreme said 8 years ago

    I bought one last spring after learning about it and watching the video! Here are some popular gocco sellers of mine.. I'M Yours Gocco Card http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14441648 Fish Family http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11868350 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11493306

  • mykonos

    mykonos said 8 years ago

    oh, this is fun and easy to make the print!! will try!! thanks for sharing!!

  • nanouke

    nanouke said 8 years ago

    I never saw a gocco in action before! It looks like fun! You should check fricdementol.etsy.com, she makes he most amazing things with gocco printing!

  • PinkfireDesigns

    PinkfireDesigns said 8 years ago

    Great job! That looks like a lot of fun!

  • TokyoMommy

    TokyoMommy said 8 years ago

    I am getting a gocco printer tomorrow for free...woo-hoo! I have been looking for one here in Japan for awhile now and oddly here they are regarded as a childs toy. I was told over and over again to check toys-r-us for one. I was surprised that there seemed to be no awareness of the cancer risk associated with the bulbs.

  • quarterpast6

    quarterpast6 said 8 years ago

    I've wanted one of these amazing machines for years now. I can't get hold of one in the UK and am worried that if I do finally get one, the supplies will be limited and eventually run dry. Does anyone know if there is any info on the subject?

  • ARCHIVES

    ARCHIVES said 7 years ago

    Just new to etsy and stumbled across this post. Have had my gocco for what must be 25 years now. Bought it in a sale at an educational suppliers and got lots of lamps when I saw them on offer. Have made so many Christmas cards and postcards over the years, not to mention business cards - and I know so many friends and familly still treasure these and get the cards out every Chtistmas! What a shame to see it go Obviously the end of an era!

  • DeanDymentStudios

    DeanDymentStudios said 7 years ago

    OMG!!! I went to art school for printmaking and spent many toxic hours cleaning my silkscreens out only to later sell my equipment once I graduated because I didn't have the set-up at home. Not once did I ever hear about Gocco from any instructors or other students as a possibility . I want to try!

  • blue22

    blue22 said 7 years ago

    Quarterpast6: join the Gocco Yahoo! groups forum here for extra info on the state of Gocco, it's a very helpful community as well: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gocco-printers/ TokyoMommy: Could you please explain a bit more about the cancer risks of the bulbs, or cite some URL's for additional info??? Thanks! And nothing but Gocco stuff here in my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5094003

  • blamejanetics

    blamejanetics said 7 years ago

    My gocco printer has been sitting lonely on my craft shelf for nearly a year. I busted her out and made the most gnarliest gift bags for my last craft show! I even goccoed some moleskines! i'm living in explaination points now! thank you for the tutorial for i could seem to understand the directions that came with the kit. Viva Etsy!

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 7 years ago

    Is this necessary to have Gocco?

  • farisbad

    farisbad said 7 years ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS VIDEO my dad had 2 riso printers in his attic, but all the manuals are in japanese YOU SAVED ME

  • sisply

    sisply said 7 years ago

    i love the cuckoo!!

  • junejuly

    junejuly said 7 years ago

    ive done it Ive finally used my gocco G5 yay!!!! it all worked out splendidly. I kept it simple just using one colour for starters and will now move into something a little more adventurous next time. Thanks so much for the vid I had to run back and forth during the process just to ensure I was doing the right thing. :)

  • blossomboutique

    blossomboutique said 7 years ago

    just received my PG-10 from printaddict today--what joy!! I have wanted one for years!! Thanks for the tutorial. Mine came with a video, but the sound doesn't work, so this was a huge help. Any advice on how to clean the screen--and is it good for more than one use? Also, I saw some one using two masters in the video, but would love to know how and when to do this. Thanks again--can't wait to try it out!

  • fiaspice

    fiaspice said 7 years ago

    that's really cool. I've saw some Gocco print for sale and wondered what it was.

  • doihafta

    doihafta said 6 years ago

    I just got my Gocco and am so disappointed. I have already wasted 6 bulbs and 3 screens. My image will not burn AT ALL.I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong and no one else seems to ever have this problem. I'm using a photocopy with the blue filter. Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong??

  • CreativeLily

    CreativeLily said 6 years ago

    This video has been a major help! I received my PG-10 Gocco yesterday and quickly discovered all the instructions were in Japanese! Thank you, Etsy, for keeping this blog up even though I see it was published a couple years ago. Happy Gocco-ing :)

  • guildmaker

    guildmaker said 5 years ago

    i found a gocco in the corner of a thrift store in the middle of nowhere today for 8 bucks. woop! upon returning home i immediately got onto etsy, keeper and imparter of knowledge about all things cool to know, to find out how this plastic fantastic works. great tutorial. off to give it a go right now....

  • Jazzlynnn

    Jazzlynnn said 5 years ago

    Ahhh!! I must have a Gocco now!!! But, I have no idea about the differences between each version! Which should I get?? HELP PLEASEEE

  • wangu

    wangu said 4 years ago

    That's really nice~first time heard gocco printing~I want try it~!!! XDXDXD

  • StainedGlassS

    StainedGlassS from StainedGlassS said 3 years ago

    Can you use a home printer that has a high carbon ink? If so, does anyone know which one? Or who makes high carbon ink for printers? Thanks

  • lulaquashie

    Lula Quashie said 3 years ago

    Can I goccoo print on canvas bags?!

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