Print Gocco Resources Today
September 8, 2009
There are a few resources still out there for Gocco print machines. I see a whole slew of Gocco models on Ebay this week including the B5 (the most standard model), the PG-10 (an older model), the PG-10 replacement known as the PG-11 and the PG-Arts (the largest machine available).
The prices are still as high as they ever were. Now that these aren’t being made anymore there are fewer available so I don’t see that the prices will come down. People obviously still want these devices. The method of delivering ink can’t be beat and there isn’t another machine out there that works the way the Gocco does so the demand for Goccos has maintained throughout the years.
There is a new machine out there called the Yudu. It has some trick advantages but it is still a situation where you are squeegeeing the ink across the screen like traditional screen printing. The Yudu gives you the option of melting the emulsion off the screen so it can be re-imaged and re-used which cuts quite a it of cost. The Yudu is a very large format, too, so you can print t-shirts, larger paper, etc. I see that the Yudu is available through Amazon for around $189 vs. $229 in Joann’s.
Okay that aside, you can still get supplies for the Gocco at:
http://www.welshproducts.com – this is a family owned business and the people are great to do business with. One time I called and ended up talking to the Senior Welsh that started the company. He was answering the phone that day! We had a very pleasant conversation and he taught me about thermal fax machines. The one I bought originally caught the screen on fire and I had a lot of questions…
You can still get Riso Thermal Screen from Welsh Products. I flash these through a thermal fac and then tape it into an old Gocco screen frame with the film intact and print on the Gocco with it. The Gocco is still usefu!
A video on how to work a Gocco machine:
A video on a Gocco project:
More info on another artist’s experience with Gocco: