Tuesday, April 01, 2008

To Gocco or Not to Gocco..

Gocco--Something that months ago meant nothing, is now a part of my everyday vocabulary, especially right now while I am plagued with the question "to gocco or not to gocco". As I have previously posted ( and I'm sure I will post more of) FI and I are planning on making our own invitations/menus/place cards...etc. Even though I have been "anti" gocco before, I felt with the new set of projects, perhaps it was time to revisit the "gocco". So revisit it I have, I have been reading websites/reviews checking out different places that have Gocco material, the works. All in all I do like what I see, but my main question is, how is this different than printing with a printer? I have never seen a "gocco project" when it's finished, and I'm a little hesitant before spending about $200 in supplies! If anybody out there has Goccod or is familiar with the finished product I would love it if you could tell me pros/cons! I hear that it makes the invitations look more professional, which is definitely a plus, but I am honestly A little confused of what the finished product looks like in person, so I would appreciate it if fellow brides to be, past brides or just crafty people can let me know if they think its worth it! THANK YOU :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen gocco projects finished either, but I read an interesting post on weddingbee the other day about people who do custom gocco invitations--I think they'll give you samples...


Tuesday, April 01, 2008 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Do it! Why don't you hit up etsy and purchase a gocco greeting card or two to check it out? (Or order samples from heatherjeany) It really is beautiful- think more like paint on paper than ink on paper. Not quite raised but not flat either. One of the best parts is the light and metallic ink on dark paper- you just can't do that with a printer. I keep showing my stuff around, and people can't believe it's home-made. Take the plunge :) (I did- read about it on my post the above comment links to!)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger EthidiumBromide said...

Miss Alexandria-
I've done a lot of Gocco projects for my wedding -- I'd be happy to send you pictures and answer any questions at all. If you want an actual "lesson" on the Gocco before you drop the cash, I would be more than willing to do a little demonstration (I'm in the DC area).

julie.barber (at) gmail.com

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 5:04:00 PM  
Blogger ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

i think the best way to describe it is that the ink doesn't bleed into the paper like it does with the inkjet printer, rather it sits on top of the paper. kind of like lithography. hard to describe but it DEFINITELY doesn't look like you printed it on your HP.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that if you can invision yourself using the Gocco after the wedding then its worth it. Even if it's just to make Christmas cards or something. Or if you can get some money be reselling it afterwards. Otherwise I'm not sure it's worth the investment

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 9:41:00 PM  
Blogger Aimee said...

Hi! I am having the same dilemma. Actually, I would love to go gocco (and I already have the machine) but I'm a bit terrified of the enormity of the undertaking, and not sure how to begin. I guess you just have to dive in... I have looked at lots of finished gocco invites at heather jeany's flickr site: http://flickr.com/photos/heatherjeany/sets/72157594573562951/

At any rate, if you'd like to try out my gocco or experiment with the color/process, I'm in DC and am happy to let you use it!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 8:38:00 PM  

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