Saturday, 27 September 2008

First Gocco Print


Well, I did it and the process is really easy, no problems, after reading maybe all the posts on the gocco group at flickr I was prepared for disaster. I'm used to labour intensive linocutting - this almost feels like cheating, and I'm intrigued by the detail that is possible, looking at the prints and hundreds of wedding invites posted to the flickr group.

I had delayed having a go, worried about wasting a master and bulbs (needed to make the master screen for printing). The Japanese company, Riso, has stopped producing the press and supplies are reported to being scarce. In the end I thought I should just stop deliberating and have a go. 

Friday was a quiet day at work, still raining, and I ended up spending time doodling. I guess rain is on my mind. On the way out of work on Friday night I photocopied the doodle and printed it out today.

And then couldn't stop! I'm not sure what to do with all the prints. I may never buy stationary again, I hope my friends don't get fed up of the image on every card and note they get from me from here on in. 

3 comments:

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

You've done a great job! I think it's a good idea to stop up on gocco supplies, they are getting harder and harder to come by here (Japan).

Bethany said...

Wow, fantastic job. These are lovely. I would be thrilled to get such a treat!

Soja said...

Thanks! Yes, the supplies are a worry - not too worried about the ink as people seem to have success with other paints and things - but the bulbs and screens are a worry.

Thanks Bethany - if you send me an address I'd be happy to post a couple to you if you like?