What is Gocco printing? It's a colour screenprinting system developed in Japan in the 70's. Crazily, 1 in 3 Japanese households had one....what were they all printing with them - that's what I want to know! The whole kit looks like a toy and is supposed to be easy to use and creates little mess. I hadn't heard of this printing process before but it is all the rage it seems in the indie craft movement, which is a shame as it's stopped being made!
Sadly the parent company, Riso Corp, decided to stop manufacturing and it sent out it's last shipment of supplies and then wiped it's hands. Except...there is a grassroots movement called 'savegocco.com', started by Jill Bliss in 2005 and resurrected by Katie Stephenson today (who I met through the Blogging My Way course), which hope to keep Gocco printing alive. Katie also has a heap of suppliers, tutorials, fixes etc on her blog - Check it out! Now, where's my 'Save Gocco' T-shirt?