24 February 2010

Wedding Invitations Gocco!

We had heaps of fun. We had heaps of accidents. Luckily we had heaps of spare cardstock!

I think Goccoing your invites is ace. Once you've got your screen, your colours and your cards, it really doesn't matter how many you print - printing is really the easiest part. The hardest part is getting the designs right, and waiting in between print sessions for the ink to dry.
 Some little bits of advice:
We wanted to print in black, pink and turquoise so we decided to take a chance and mix the Gocco inks to 
our taste. This worked totally fine - just make sure you use a plate and spatula to properly mix the ink, it is quite sticky.You can apply the mixed ink directly to the screen using the spatula.
Also, make sure you have lots of tissue paper or kitchen towel around. You need to make absolutely sure that you never, ever have any ink on your hands. It is hard to wash off and you will get ink all over your cards.

We printed on recycled cardboard. But you can use any kind of cardboard or paper you like! I advise against using shiny-surface paper - the ink won't dry properly and it will look blotchy. Natural card is best as it absorbs the ink nicely.

The Gocco copes really well with printing all kinds of fonts, but be sure you don't go below 11PT on your design, or it may get a bit blurry.

I think it is impossible to clean Gocco screens. I store them in a zip lock bag in the freezer. If you want to reuse them, you just need to thaw them out a little and they work fine!


One Flew Over said...

Tina, you guys have done a wonderful job! Beautiful x

Leonie Guld said...

I am so loving watching you do this wedding!!!! Its fantastic how you are smart and stylish without all the DOSH getting thrown around. congratulations to you both...keep up the good work!!

Gina said...

Oooh, squeal, I LURVE ampersands and I also LURVE all the fonts you use. And the pic and all of it... totally glorious!

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