Friday, October 06, 2006

Gocco Tute! Printing pattern repeat (again)

I know I've posted a demonstration of this before, but since my shiny new Gocco 'Stamp' came in the mail, I've found a much nicer, cleaner way to print properly aligned pattern repeats onto fabric + paper. And it's good to show the Stamp in action too. Contrary to my previous posts, it is actually a very handy tool to have.


Here's mister Stamp.


The stamp has a spongey base that's slightly sticky, so your screen sticks to it. The design on the screen is a pattern tile that interlocks with itself, to form an endlessly repeating pattern.


Here's my piece of paper with a couple of prints already on it. Sitting on top is my polyprop 'registration plate' with the design printed on it also. The registration plate is cut to be the same size/shape as my B6 screen, (plus a little bit extra at the top and bottom - i'll explain that later). The print onto the registration plate was done with the plate+screen perfectly aligned.


Okay so here's the stamp sitting on the paper, or should I say above the paper. The curved clippy things on the side make it so the screen 'floats' there until you push it down. Directly underneath the stamp is my registration plate. The top and bottom of the plate line up with the clippy things because of that extra little bit of height I added.


Once the registration plate is slid out from underneath, Stamp! My hand looks weird and huuuge in this shot!


The final print. The alignment is much better than my previous method - yay :)

For anyone wanting to print free of the Gocco machine I highly recommend the Stamp. You can get with or without the 'Stamp Kit for Cloth', nice and cheaply from Welsh Products for $36.50 USD. They're not sold anywhere in Australia unfortunately.

Hope this comes in handy for someone out there :)

12 comments:

Kathleen said...

Wow, great tutorial. I may have to get one of those stamps myself. Looks great!

cruststation said...

Your print is beautiful, thanks for the tutorial.

shannon said...

Now Im seriously going to have to get my ass down to eckersleys....which will mean my ebay addiction will have to be snuffed. Oh the prices one has to pay....

m.Lee said...

Thanks! Now I want to drop all my money on a Gocco.

sonia said...

so helpfull! thank you so very much!

sally said...

Fantastic tutorial! Thanks for sharing. And happy belated birthday!

Stereoette said...

your tutes are so helpful! i cant wait to try this out with my own gocco and stamp.

keymistress said...

wow the stamp costs a bomb! your designs are beauuutiful!

jennifer p. said...

Thank you so much for this info and the link to the supplier...just what I was looking for and found it via blog surfing...who said that it wasn't productive?? lol!!

MyCatLulu- Becca said...

Okay, I got my stamp now I need to trust I can do it! Any more tips?

Bellgirl said...

I've just bought a gocco at over twice last months price- yikes!- and it looks like I'll be needing one of these stamp thingies too! I've been printing very wee amounts of fabric on a bubble jet printer and I'm hoping the gocco will give me a nicer look. Thanks for the tutorial!

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