gocco! o namae wa desu ka!

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who has played with gocco printer? we love!


smoove operator, Saturday, 24 January 2009 07:31 (fourteen years ago) link

not sure if that japanese is correct. maybe should've checked that.

smoove operator, Saturday, 24 January 2009 07:32 (fourteen years ago) link


smoove operator, Saturday, 24 January 2009 09:48 (fourteen years ago) link

i am interested in bookbinding. how did you learn it?

harbl, Saturday, 24 January 2009 12:07 (fourteen years ago) link

really?? i'm self-taught (lolz i have only made some mockups so far, nothing to get all 'I AM BOOKBINDER' about), mostly through reading a bunch of websites, watching a million youtube videos, participating in a forum where i've met some other bookbinders/small press owners (also the forum i met my soon-to-be husband on). 'bookbinding' is a pretty loose term for what i'm currently working on: our first official project is just a double-signature chapbook, handsewn, in cardstock wraps. so nothing very fancy.

we have a couple of projects lined up that will involve an accordion-style chapbook and also a z-spine chapbook, and then i would like to teach myself how to do hardcovers, and also slipcases and clamshell boxes.

there is a ton, A TON, on info about bookbinding online, some great books as well - basic bookbinding is pretty simple once you have the right tools (a bone folder is the first thing to buy).

smoove operator, Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:49 (fourteen years ago) link

the above pic is a pile of coin envelopes that have been gocco-printed to look like a really old typewriter script. the text is an anecdote from a poet we know who was friends with charles bukowski in the 70s. inside the envelopes are the signatures, on scraps of cool/weird material/paper, of all the poets in the anthology we're publishing. the envelope will be tipped into the back cover.

smoove operator, Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:51 (fourteen years ago) link

you can meet husbands on the internet!??!?!!?

harbl, Saturday, 24 January 2009 20:35 (fourteen years ago) link

i definitely don't have time to learn now but it's something i have been wondering about for a few years. i like books/paper/print stuff and i am interested in utilitarian arts! i really know nothing about anything though, i am a jack of all trades and a master of NONE. i admire things from afar.

harbl, Saturday, 24 January 2009 20:38 (fourteen years ago) link

looks like a fun printer, i have never done anything like that. i like the tightness of the type and the color variation in the first picture. could make a cool t-shirt design with this type of shit.

jergins, Saturday, 24 January 2009 22:33 (fourteen years ago) link

it's a very small japanese screenprinter, can't do an image bigger than about a large postcard. the ink variation is created by just applying a couple of different inks and lightly mixing them. we've got it on loan from a coworker of jordan's.

harbl: yes, husbands can be found on the internet! i found mine on a bukowski forum/database :) i warn you now that it is a v v expensive type of relationship, as you must then move your entire life halfway round the world. you could learn to make chapbooks and such pretty easily, it doesn't take long to learn the basics, and once you have a few cheap tools you can just play around.

smoove operator, Sunday, 25 January 2009 03:59 (fourteen years ago) link

estela did you find your husband on the internet? there are no other married women on the sandbox to ask.

Lingbert, Sunday, 25 January 2009 04:37 (fourteen years ago) link

o lingbert is looking for a husband on the internet

smoove operator, Sunday, 25 January 2009 06:04 (fourteen years ago) link

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