Another Gocco Success! (and a gocco tip)

October 16, 2008 at 5:06 pm 6 comments

Here are the latest cards I printed with my gocco! I took a little illustration I made of my neice Emily and made them into cards for my sister, Emily’s momma, as a birthday present. I hope she likes them.

printing some fabric

finished envelopes

second screen...adding color

finished cards

final product

set of cards

For this print I used two screens and four colors. The outline of the girl I did on one screen so that I could print the envelopes without the word hello. The second screen had all the colors. One thing I did learn that I can pass along to you new gocco-ers is to make sure you mix your colors well. I mixed the blue for this print and although it looked thoroughly mixed, it was not. Their were little swirls of white that came through while I was printing, and as a result the blue looks faded in some of the prints. I did do fairly well with the registration which I was happy about. They have some Gocco machines that come with a plate to help you with registration and i can see how that would be helpful in more complicated prints, but for this one using the Gocco pad to line up the prints worked out just fine for me.

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  • 1. Alison  |  October 19, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Hi ! Came across your work on flickr which has led me to your blog. Your photos really made me smile! I’ve never come across a Gocco but I love the idea of it. The results look great.

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  • 2. lmdalton  |  October 20, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Hey Alison! Thanks for taking the time to come over to check out the rest of my blog. That little Gocco machine is really amazing. I can’t get enough of it. Hopefully the supplies will hold out until I can buy a stock pile.

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  • 3. Kara  |  October 21, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Looks great! I JUST ordered my Gocco after a couple of weeks searching for it and this was really helpful to explain your decision-making with how many screens to use. Would it be possible to “block out” the hello text or is that really complicated?

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  • 4. lmdalton  |  October 22, 2008 at 6:11 am

    Kara,
    I think you may be asking if I could block out the “hello” in order to save myself using two screens. I could have left the “hello” part un-inked while printing the envelopes and then ink that part for the printing of the cards, but I wanted to fill the dress with red and the flower with yellow. I had to do that in two parts (the outline, then the fill color).
    Best of luck with your new Gocco! Congratulations! It is a great day for you. Don’t put it in the closet waiting to make the perfect print…make something today! It will make you smile. Oh, make sure you put in new batteries if you bought it used. Happy Gocco-ing!

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  • 5. tali  |  December 26, 2008 at 2:34 am

    these are so sweet!! love the colours

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  • 6. lmdalton  |  December 26, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks. I was happy with the blue that i mixed…came out cool.

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