Can you believe my mother-in-law has had a Gocco printer for YEARS and we only tried it out this weekend?
Figuring out how to use it was a snap—we just watched this tutorial video from Etsy. The hardest part was sitting around trying to come up with something to draw. That took… an embarrassingly long time.
Anyway, I finally settled on a mess of little rectangular monsters. (Bonney insisted on refraining from printing her own design for this trial run.)
(Apologies for the cell phone photos, btw.)
The Gocco contraption lets you burn your image onto a screen, then you paint the screen with ink and use the same contraption to press the ink through the screen onto paper.
I didn’t take any pictures during the screen-burning process (it was too nerve-racking!), but here is the printing process, as demonstrated by Bonney.
You can apparently make up to 50 or so prints with one inking!
Here’s a better view of the finished print on brown paper.
This was so much fun that it’s tempting to imagine getting my own and printing up tons of stationery. If only I wrote more notes!