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
Alternative for Gocco supplies
Gocco info and articles
Associated Content Gocco Article
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
Information graciously taken from savegocco.com