Sep 9, 2008

Print Gocco!!!!

Many moons ago, the Jammer spotted and laid claim to a brand new Riso Print Gocco B6 printing machine. New, in the box, all wrapped up, with inks and bulbs and screens and all that. It was a once-in-a-lifetime score. I'm sure he broke it or lost it or sold it for a bag of magic beans or something.

Then, earlier this year, the fates tossed me a bone and I pulled my own Gocco from the heap. I already own one, but if you think I'm letting this baby pass by then you don't know how we do it in the sorting room. This Gocco was yellow (mine is pale blue), in the box, with a few old screens and bulbs that probably don't work. Still a very, very amazing score. 

If you aren't familiar with the Gocco printing machines, they are basically an awesome mini toy screenprinting device from Japan. It can expose the light-sensitive screens and print with the same unit, and because it prints using downward pressure rather than a cross-screen squeegee pull, you can print multiple colors at once.

In recent years, the Japanese manufacturers of Gocco have discontinued the printing products, sending used Gocco printers and supplies through the roof on ebay. I think I'm going to send this one to an artist friend in Philadelphia. 

1 comment:

mostyn said...

I know Im way late with this but I really need one of these for zines. If you ever get another one could you let me know if I can purchase. BTW, Mr. Sean turned me on to your blog and I love it.