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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Screen printing is easy money with GOCCOPRO

Q) How can screen printing create easy money for my business?

A) We get to see and visit lots of businesses who are all supplying printed garments to their customers. It’s amazing how every business has built up their customers in a style or format they are comfortable with. So the work you do fits with your own skill/s or comfort zone. If its easy for you to do the job you take more jobs like that, if its a pain you don’t. GOCCOPRO creates easy money because you can now be a traditional screen printer in an afternoon. It’s that easy.

  • Get customers artwork.
  • Send to screen maker.
  • Stretch screen.
  • Print.
  • Tidy by putting excess ink back in the tub and binning the screen.
  • Job done. You then have 20 finished T shirts, from customer’s artwork. The customer then picks up in one hour.

The cost of printing these 20 T shirts will be one hour of your time plus 30p of ink, plus £6 for your screen. That’s 31.5 p per T shirt.
If you want to print 100 T shirts the costs get even better. £1.50 for your ink, £6 for your screen,  that’s £7.50 plus two hours of your time as everything is already set up. So your T shirt print costs is now, 7.5p each.
You can see how screen printing can make easy money.

Q) Which type of garment decorators are taking advantage of this system?

A) Companies that vinyl cut see massive advantages in having a screen print system especially for jobs that are very difficult to weed.
Find out more about the GOCCOPRO 100 please call 01341 654 4304 or email

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

GOCCOPRO UK - Stage and Hen t-shirts

Here we show how easy it is to  print a Stag or Hen party t-shirt if you have a GOCCOPRO. Take the picture drop it into a template and print your digital silk screen its that easy.

Take a photograph, convert it, make your screen, printed the t-shirt all done in under 7 minutes. I'm sure you'll agree that is seriously quick,

So Its quick its easy but the bit i like the best is the quality. because a GOCCOPRO burns its image into the screen at 600dpi you can get really fine detail. This detail can be fine lines or even better grey scales. If you have a 30% grey scale in your design the screen master will have 30 present of the coating burnt away in the form of tiny holes. This only allows ink to pass through the tiny holes giving you a 30% coverage of ink onto the garment.

For more information on the GOCCOPRO go to our web site or call us on 0131 654 4304. You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram

Thanks for reading

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Screen-Printing Made Easy with the GOCCOPRO

Q) The title suggests this screen-printing is easy, Why?

A) Traditional Screen printers served an apprenticeship so there was a large amount of knowledge and skill required. There were several reasons for this and the GOCCOPRO eliminates these skills that were requires. The first part of screen-printing is making the screen, which involves coating a mesh, exposing the image and washout with chemicals. There are quite a few steps that take a lot of time, space and there can be slip ups or mishaps at each stage. This is the messy part that puts people off before you have even started printing, which is the fun part.

The GOCCOPRO does away with this first screen creating stage saving the operator a large amount of time. It then skips all of the messy troublesome bits. It de-skills this first step and at the same time increases the quality of screen produced. Within an hour anyone can be printing an amazingly detailed digital image that previously would have been a impossible for the traditional screen-printer.

Our screens will change the perception of screen-printing and customers will expect to be able to get high definition amazing half tones and far more complicated artwork. This is really what makes the GOCCOPRO so exciting

Q) Do you still require a level of skill to print even with your easily made screens?

A) I would say you do need a level of skill but you can pick this up very quickly with a little practice and you are learning the fun part knowing that your screen is perfect.

For more information on the GOCCOPRO 100 please call 01341 654 4304 or e-mail


Printwear and Promotion Magazine asked Derek Muller of GOCCOPRO UK some questions about screen printing in the world today. We will show some exerts over the coming months.

Q) So Derek what first attracted you to becoming the UK distributor for the GOCCOPRO, an area of business you have not really been involved in before?

A) That's is a good question and I realize that today I would have the same answer now as I would when I started 3 years ago. I love its simplicity, I love its user friendly ness, I love the exceptionally quick turn around times, I love the efficiency of the whole system, I love how easy it is to create additional revenue and I love how a complete screen printing novice like me can print amazing quality images with just 10 minutes training.

What I didn’t realize was how the screen-printing business has become so entrenched in its ways. The need for large block solids simple silhouette images is what customers expect to see when screen-printing. This is because the original way screens are made can only make screens like this, unless you have an expensive screen making set up. This has a great look and is very much a style all of its own but with a GOCCOPRO you can really change the type of artwork you print. You can give your customers so much more

What is surprising is even when customers have a ground breaking system for screen-printing they tend to print traditional artwork.

Q) What would you like to see.

A) I would love to see more interesting GOCCOPRO halftone screen-printing out there that really makes you say wow! We have tried to make a few simple videos that show just what can be done Check them out HERE and then show us what you can do

Thanks for more information on the GOCCOPRO 100 please call 01341 654 4304 or e-mail


Thursday, 17 November 2016

GOCCOPRO Digiutal Screen print - In the beginning


This is the first post of our Digital screen printing blog were we will give you great insights into how easy, fun and cost effective it is screen printing with a GOCCOPRO system.

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We are starting off today giving you a little video showing how easy it is to take a selfie and then print it onto a t-shirt in 5 minutes. What I like most is the quality of print you can get so easily.

So that's all for today thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, 20 October 2016


We are very lucky to work with some fantastic artists and this image was created by Laetitia Guilbaud. For the t-shirt we seperate out the colours onto three layers and turned all the colour blocks to black. We ensured the final layer of black overlapped the lighter colours. This is a great looking t-shirt, but I think I may change up the colours. Setting up the three screens delivered from the GOCCOPRO was easy and the complete set up took around 20 minutes. Hope it shows just what can be done.


If you have a great bit of artwork you think would look good on a T-shirt please get in touch with us as we may print a few just for you!............Oh and also some samples for us.

Thursday, 22 September 2016


This is a little rough video to show us printing a black t-shirt with a two colour design. It is only two minutes long and does not show the initial screen set up but some of our other videos do that. What this video does do is show the amazing detail that you can get from our screens with one click of the button.

You can screen print t-shirts just like this in your workplace or you can screen print t-shirts at home because this system is so easy to use


Thursday, 1 September 2016


Here is a little photo of a print we did today during a demo for a new customer. They wanted to see how photos of famous people would look on t-shirts. We took a photo of Steven Gerard and printed him on a t-shirt.

Even I was blown away by the detail we managed first time with a little plastisol ink. I am constantly amazed by just how easy it is to produce fantastic prints with very little experience.

Saturday, 27 August 2016


Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A fill blade or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink into the mesh openings for transfer by capillary action during the squeegee stroke. Basically, it is the process of using a stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood, or other material.

Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of polyester or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade or squeegee and onto the printing surface during the squeegee stroke. It is also known as silkscreen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.

Screen printing is a form of stencilling that first appeared in a recognisable form in China during the Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD).[1][2] It was then adapted by other Asian countries like Japan, and was furthered by creating newer methods. The most useful advancement was also developed in japan recently and culminated in the introduction of the GOCCOPRO.

GOCCOPRO:- all the artistry of the original process with all the ease of a modern day digital system.

Today we are creating the screen printing history of tomorrow. If you buy a GOCCOPRO you will be involved in writing the history of the amazing strides forward in the advancements of screen printing thats happening today

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Screen printing is a desired method of printing. No sitting on a garment, no heavy vinyl.
When your customer leaves with their product they shouldn't be thinking 'It will last for bit' they should thinking 'wow I'm going to use these guys again'. Take a look in your cupboard now and I guarantee at least one of your favorite shirts is screen printed. That soft style effect that lives with the fabric not on it.

For decades this could only be achieved with the help of large industrial sized screen printers. This made the look lucrative, almost exclusive. Large accomplished brands were the controllers of screen printed garments. No longer. The small start up, straight of design school or the budding designer with an eye for new trends. All now have the ability to incorporate into their style.

Now with the ability to operate an effective screen print operation from just a table, you too can harness 'the screen print look'. Find out how by giving us a call or traipsing our website. Better yet come and have a shot, bring yourself and design to our Edinburgh manufacturing centre and we will hire you all our facilities for a day or even a week. This can be your opportunity to start something amazing and with the help of GOCCOPRO you can start it today.

0131 654 4304

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Today we were working with our new inks. They are water based and have fantastic coverage. The great thing about these inks is how easily they can be cleaned up and then colour changed.

Our experiment today was to take a detailed leavers hoodie design and then wash out the screen and change the colour. You will see below various colours and the GOCCOPRO screen is still going strong. I am not sure how many times we changed the colour of t-shirt and ink as we tried out different combinations.

The simple system works so well and the GOCCOPRO really is revolutionising the screen printing industry!


Monday, 1 August 2016


HISTORY - Print Gocco is a Japanese colour screen printing system developed in 1977 by Noboru Hayama. Resembling a toy, the compact and self-contained printer is clean, quick and easy to use. At one time, nearly 1/3 of all Japanese households owned a Gocco. In the ’90’s, Print Gocco slowly started to develop a following in the indie-craft movement, gaining notoriety as a cost-effective and efficient method of printing multiples. In 2005 Riso (the parent company of Print Gocco) decided that it was no longer viable to produce the Gocco for many different reasons. A sad day.

MODERN HISTORY - In December of 2008, Riso shipped their last stock of supplies to loyal vendors and closed its doors on Gocco. In early 2011 Riso Released the GOCCOPRO a new screen printing system that takes the GOCCO personality adding a modern twist and like the phoenix rising from the fire the GOCCO lives on.

TODAY - Now in 2013 Riso have introduced a modern version of the GOCCO and in a modern age we again can play with the very unique fun handmade printing system that beautifully merges old and new.

FACT - Today we love the digital age we are living I can tell this because Apple has sold 89 million iphones alone. A staggering number.

FACT - In every city and town in the UK there are small craft fairs every weekend with thousands and thousands of creative people producing and selling their own hand made products. Labels and products need printing and what better way than screen printing.

MODERN FACT - Screen printing can be environmentally friendly, quick, efficient, clean, money making, creative and FUN!!

GOCCOPRO if you have not tried it you really should

check out our web page to see the future of screen print CLICK HERE

Thursday, 7 July 2016


Want to learn more about where screen printing started? Amazing to think that we are the first to effectively bring this ancient process into the digital age.