September 4, 2007

Gocco on Flickr

I have a new obsession: Gocco. I didn't really know what it was until I found this seller on Etsy and then did a search on flickr. Wow, there is so much out there. Here are some of my faves:


I have been really interested in print making lately and wanted to take a class at the junior college, but didn't feel like I could fit it in right now with everything else. But now I'm thinking this might be a good way to start experimenting at home because the machine itself is small. And because I'm me, I am already thinking about baby announcements in the Spring...how fun would it be to print my own?

I'm especially excited about the prospect of making prints out of my photos.Do any of you have one or have any experience? I'd love to hear.

9 comments:

faithsalutes said...

I have wanted one of these forever. DO IT.

raya said...

I will. Then you can come over and we can play with it.

KT said...

I know this is crazy, but I had one of those when you were about 2 years old. I used it to make cards. I'm sure you've seen the cards because I still have some of them. As for the actual printer.....I don't remeber what happened to it. It's a pretty simple process though, and I think you would have fun with it.
Mom

raya said...

KT (mom)! Here's an email I sent to Faith about your comment:

"This comment from my mom almost made me cry. I'm so emotional right now...but seriously, OF COURSE my mom had a Print Gocco when I was little. I am so like her, and it just blows my mind. I think I remember a Christmas card she made one year of a drawing I did when I was little..anyway, now I definitely have to have one."

Am I your daughter or what? I can't wait to look at those cards next time I'm home. I just love that 28 years later I'm finding that I am interested in the same things you were when you were my age : )

Vallen said...

I can't wait to see the outcome of this. Everything you do is so gracious (like mother like daughter) that you can't help but make a success of it. I want one too but haven't figured out quite how it works. Maybe you both can give me class.

Frances said...

Raya, I actually have two Gocco PG-11s (scroll to the bottom of this page: http://northwoodstudios.tripod.com/goccoprinters.html), due to a weird shipping error. If you're interested in buying one, I'd be happy to give you details. They are a lot of fun, and small enough to use at home without making an enormous mess.

Anonymous said...

If you're looking to make prints from photos using halftones & process colours, you'd certainly be better off getting the PG-11 as it has superior registration features. The downside is the print bed is smaller than the PG-5 & you can't print on such a large sheet size. If you're more interested in using Photoshop filters to create a threshold effect, then the PG-5 is fine.

raya said...

Vallen, you are so kind. When I get mine and try it out maybe I'll put a very basic tutorial up on the blog. My mom explained it a little to me the other day and it actually doesn't seem that difficult.

kat said...

i have been using the print gocco for over 8 years and it is the best little machine around! I love mine.

I have made handmade cards + ribbon. You can checkout my blog to see all my creations – but it's well worth the money :) Takes up little room and it's really pretty easy to use.