GOCCO Screen Printers

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Stephen Frizza, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Stephen Frizza

    Stephen Frizza Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    Medium Format
    Has anyone here tried to print photographs using a Gocco Screen Printer? or know of anyone who has?
  2. Whiteymorange

    Whiteymorange Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    Boston area
    Multi Format
    I never used the Gocco screens for photo images, but they seemed to me to be be pretty open screens for any type of detail. I used to print on larger screens using Hunt/Speedball photo emulsion and a blue photoflood for exposure, or even a large light table )with the plexi replaced by clear glass)- 17 minutes was about right, as I recall. I don't remember the actual thread count I used––haven't done it in a dozen years or so. The results were litho-like since I only used a basic half tone screen to make the photo transparencies. Good for printing on cloth, but not very detailed, even with the finer screens. There are a lot of trade-offs and adjustments necessary for more detailed work, but it's possible.