I know you love your Print Gocco as much as I love mine. With manufacturer Riso no longer producing them or the supplies (or close to it - anyone know what the current situation is?), finding screens and bulbs is getting harder and more expensive. Making the decision to use a precious screen and two bulbs is difficult. Is that design I want to print really Gocco-worthy? Despite this, I still subscribe to the Print Gocco Yahoo! Group, although I don't always read the messages. But today, I am SO happy I read it because someone posted this:
Made by Provo Craft and currently only sold by HSN, this is the brand-spanking-new Yudu Screen Printing Machine. It seems pricey at $279.95, but get this:
You can print designs as large as 11" x 14"!!! And it works on anything flat! Paper, fabric, wood, anything flat enough to put in there!
For those of you who don't have a Print Gocco, here's a little information to put this in perspective:
There are currently two versions of the Print Gocco machine. One lets you print designs to a maximum of 3 1/2" x 5 3/4" - that's the smaller, less expensive version. If you can even find one (there are a lot on eBay), you're going to pay at least $100. The larger version runs about twice that and only prints up to 7" x 9 3/4". I know there are some clever, steady-handed people that use multiple screens to make larger designs, lining everything up exactly, but I know I'd never get good results that way. And the process is more involved, more like traditional screen printing.So 11" x 14"??? That opens up huge possibilities for what you can create.
The supplies seem expensive, too, but the screens are reusable and it looks like you create your screens using inkjet transparencies.
I don't have the money for one of these right now, but I'm going to seriously consider saving up for it!
P.S. Photo is from HSN.
P.P.S. I have no affiliation with Print Gocco, Provo Craft or Yudu, nor have I seen this in person or used it - I'm just really, really excited about it!