Geek Chef

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Back on the market June 24, 2009

Filed under: Craft — geekchef @ 1:33 pm
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Today I posted two of my older prints on Etsy. These were done on a Gocco press a few years ago. I really love my Gocco and am sad that it has been discontinued, angry that the supplies are becoming harder and harder to find.  I haven’t cracked the seal on my yudo yet but I am excited and have a few ideas in the works.

What is a Gocco?

Gocco is a Japanese screenprinting system developed in 1977. The colorful plastic body is compact and completely self-contained. It is clean, quick and easy to use. The system works using flash bulbs, a carbon-based image or photocopy and an emulsion-coated screen. When the bulbs are manually flashed the carbon burns the screen into a stencil. Ink can then be applied and multiple prints  stamped out, as many as 100 before re-inking is needed. Fans of print gocco appreciate its size, cleanliness, relatively inexpensive cost and the fact that several colors can be printed in one “pass”.

Gocco supplies online

Ebay
Etsy
Felt Cafe
Gocco Press
Letters and Print
NEHOC
Northwood Studios
Paper Source
Print Addict
Welsh Products
Price Per Gocco Print, Broken Down

Alternative for Gocco supplies

Photo-EZ
StencilPro
XpresScreen
yudu 62-5000 Screen Printing Machine-USA Gocco Resources
G.E. #5 flasbulbs
Unless…Tutorial

Gocco info and articles

Gocco Blog
Associated Content Gocco Article
Wikipedia Entry
NEHOC Australian gocco supply + guides
go go gocco info and interactive demo
Riso Corp. site
A letter from a gocco US rep to a us supplier
Flikr gocco demise discussion
Supernaturale gocco demise discussion
gocco gone article in Detroit’s metrotimes
Save Gocco Campaign Update
New York Times: The Cult of Gocco
Gocco Press

Gocco classes

San Francisco center for the book
Maine College of Art: Portland, ME
gocco workshops: Portland, ME
gocco available for open studio use: craft gym, sf ca

Information graciously taken from savegocco.com

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