Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm in love with Gocco - where have you been all my life?

What Is GoccoYou Ask?

Print Gocco is a Japanese color screenprinting system developed in 1977 by Noboru Hayama. It looks like a small toy; however, the compact and completely self-contained printer 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 in the drawing or photocopy burns the screen into a stencil. Several colors of Ink can then be applied at one time and multiples can be 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.” Unfortunately, the Gocco is out of production. Please click here to help save the Gocco.

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