For a while now, I have been wanted a Gocco printing machine. It is a tool you use to screen print things at home (and it seems much easier). I am taking a silk screen printing class right now, and it is great, but super labor intensive. This little Gocco machine, though the prints are much smaller, seems very easy! [Its official name is: PRINT GOCCO PG-5 SET and I believe a company called RIZO makes it]
From what I can gather, this machine is made in Japan, and may be discontinued? But folks here in the US are trying to keep it around… anyway, since Marmidy is in Japan right now, I thought maybe, if she has a little spare time, she could try to get a machine for me (and inks and bulbs!). [Mom – if you can get it for less than $200UDS, then buy it!]
But what exactly is Gocco, you ask?
cleverly combining the basic priciples of screenprinting and rubber-stamping, “print gocco” is a clean, easy, and fully self-contained compact system that exposes and prints all in one unit. using flash bulbs similar to those found in old cameras, an original image is thermally imprinted on a master screen. next, colorful prints are made by pressing the ink-applied master screen against a sheet of paper placed on a sponge pad.
I should take some photos at class or the next time I print, so if you are unfamiliar with conventional screen printing, you can picture what I am learning to do… and then you will see why this little Gocco machine is so attractive!