oh gocco!

we are so excited! we spent the whole evening testing out our new gocco printer. for those of you who aren't familiar, a gocco is a small self-contained screen printing machine..and it's japanese! i was trying to keep my expectations very low (having read lots of reviews and blog post about how messy it is/hard to use)but, to my delight our first print turned out ADORABLE! this is the new baby (rachel suggested we name it, but i haven't chosen a name… what do you think?)1and an inked screen…2mr. larson trying out the new machine…

3the first print….

4…pretty soon the whole living room was covered in monkeys!

5and the finished product…67

we spent the rest of the evening talking about ideas for printing (yes, we are very nerdy). basically, it was the greatest night ever! hope your weekend was wonderful as well… elsie

ps. yesterday i had the most lovely time with miss rachel. sushi, thrifting and coffee…oh my! i love you rachel. SO glad you are here.

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  • that printer is way cute. Gotta love japanese stuff! Still here with KDD Blog party!

  • Went searching for one of these printers, and found this – http://www.wetpaintart.com/Product_Archive/Printmaking/Print_Gocco/Print_Gocco_at_Wet_Paint.htm

    wasn’t sure if you had heard or not.

  • Being a printmaker, I am dying to check this out and will – promptly. Looks like a slick little instrument.

  • Hey everyone! I am here to answer your questions about the gocco printer and my little monkey design! 😀

    1.Will you be selling these?

    Of course! 😀 I am doing some new stationery designs for my August 1 update!

    2.Where did you end up buying your gocco?


    this is where i got my gocco from… it’s not a cool looking site, but they have GREAT service and quick shipping! (i have the PG5 model and i splurged on extra ink for fabric!)

    3.Was it what you expected?

    Honestly, it works much better than i expected. Especially since i bought the most inexpensive model. I really just wanted to test it out, but i am very happy with my purchase! 🙂

    4.I have a feeling these tags might just make it in a RVKC kit….hey?

    Maybe! i told rachel she can use it anytime she wants!! 😀

    5.Looks like a pretty cool machine but how exactly does it work?

    I learned from this video….


    thanks everyone for your sweet comments! i hope i answered all your questions! i will be sharing more gocco projects soon! 😀

    xoxo. elsie

  • That is cool, I have never heard of it before. Hmm, a monkey name? Bowdie, Chikki (or Cheeky) Monkey???

  • so cool. i want one now!

    Are you going to be at ScrapFest 08???? I will only go if you will be there.

  • hi where did you get that cute machine? could you show us more and make more cute designs! its really cool!

  • I have been wanting to get one and have my eye on one I found. I just may need to pick it up now! Love the Monkey!

  • hi Elsie. I just recently found your blog. So cute. You are going to love, love, love your new gocco printer. I’ve had one for 10 years and use it all the time! so great for making prints, etc…Start playing with multiple colors soon…you’ll have so much fun!

  • Looks like a pretty cool machine but how exactly does it work?

  • Monkee Bizness is what he’s up to fo sure!

    what a cute little invention!

  • Cute monkey! He looks like a little bank robber! We were thinking about doing our baby’s room in sock monkeys! Too Cute!

  • HE is so adorable. I think he needs a Japanese name, don’t you? Ahh come now, he’s the first print from a Japanese gadget, he must have a Japanese name. (I can’t think of any right now!)

    I love the tags, how fun!


  • i must be pretty nerdy, too… i was looking into getting one of these. can’t quite spend the $$ right now, but MAN it looks fun!

  • Wow, that monkey’s just so funky and cute, it puts a smile on my face! ♥

  • Oh my gosh those are too cute!!Glad it worked out for you. Mr Larson looks adorable trying it out. 🙂

    Too cute stuff.

  • Monkey is a cutie patootie. Never heard of the printer before – interesting though – I always find the coolest stuff on your blog.

  • OMG!!!! I NEED THAT MACHINE!! Yes, need, not want, need! Where did you get it?? Please email back and let me know! AHHH I love it!

  • That is just too cute! Love the little monkeys!

    I would name your gocco Rosie… because she is a little work horse like the robot maid on the Jetsons and she is a pretty reddish color.

  • Wow I have never seen that super cute and cool printer before but it looks like you got the hang of it right away how fun! Glad you had such a great weekend. Good times with loved ones always makes for a terrific weekend.

  • Hi,my name is…YUKI! I’m a japanese girl! I think Yuki is very good name 🙂

    The sound of YUKI shows “snow” in Japan. You can also use a kanji which means “happiness” for “YUKI” sound. Usually,Yuki is a name for girls.

    When I was a child,I really loved the Gocco.(It was very famaous in Japan.)

    I lifted your LO,and it’s on my blog.(I sent you email 😀 )

  • So cute! And, I’m referring to all three — Mr. Larson, the Gocco, and the monkey!

    Like other posters, I’m curious . . . WHERE did you find a Gocco? Since they’ve stopped production in Japan, it seems very difficult to get your hands on one for a reasonable price. Would you mind sharing your source?

    Thanks bunches!


    missed your LOVE ELSIE booth at CHA! no new stuff this time?! i am bummed!


  • megan, i loooove the name Yuki! 😀 i’m gonna use it.

    thank you, everyone, for your super sweet comments! reallyreally.


  • Cool gadget! perfect for your drawings. Hope you’ll be selling some of those tags in your etsy shop-my 10 yr old son would love to have one!

  • Precious lil’ monkey…how about Cliff? Seems like a lil’ Cliff or Bonjo..good luck w/ his name…gotta love Gocco printers too…hey, how about naming him Gocco? Or Mr. Gocco Knitwear.

  • so darn cute…now you need to sell the adorable tags on you etsy shop…got to have some.



  • OH my cuteness! I love it! I have been wanting a gocco printer for a while now, but hadn’t found one. I got a big silk screen kit to try out… haven’t quite made that leap yet. I am encouraged by your super cute project! 🙂

  • oh and i think there are lots of superbly cute japanese names, one of which is “yuki”…i looked it up and it is a unisex japanese name that means “happiness” or “snow”. that is probably perfect:)

  • elsie, i found you kind of randomly on etsy a few weeks ago, and i have to tell you, i have been so inspired and delighted by you and your artwork!

    and those monkeys are just about the cutest thing i’ve ever seen. i was a printmaking/painting major in college, but i have gotten away from my art for so long….and that little monkey print just slapped a smile right on my face. oxox

  • How FUN!!! I love those cute little monkey tags. Have a great Sunday!

  • I have a feeling these tags might just make it in a RVKC kit….hey?

  • So cute! Where did you get the machine? I’ve been looking, but can’t find one for a reasonable price!

  • Where did you end up buying your gocco? Was it what you expected?

  • Wow this looks so cool,,,where did you find it? I love the monkey prints! I can see you are going to have a fun week!!! 😀

  • I’ve never heard about it. It seems to be a nice THING (hehehe). I’ll try to know something more about the machine in the net. Looove the monkey – soo cute!

  • Love the monkey. I am quite certain that his name is Pepe…

  • i SOO want one of those machines! Really cute monkey by the way! Can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

  • That little printing machine is genius! I have no idea how that tiny thing works coz I’m slightly primitive, but it looks so cool.

    And the monkey is adorable! How about naming him Anckey? I’m weird, I know, but I used to have a wee monkey puppet with that name…

  • That’s so adorable!!! 🙂 I love how you are constantly coming up with new ideas, love love love it 🙂

  • How cute! Soo in love with {insert name her)

    Found this website http://www.funpetnames.com for loads of cool names for your characters!

  • ok, that is too cool! I need that thingy!!

    How about Moe for the monkey’s name?

  • Oh my gosh, that’s adorable! I’ve lurked your blog for about a week, but I had to comment on this one.

    I love monkeys, I used to have a knitted monkey hat when I was a kid (ok, when I was 17…) Will you be selling these?

  • What about Riso? It looks like that is what the words say on the front…or maybe it’s just what I see! Either way, it’s a cool name! And, btw…this is the first time I have ever heard of this thing. So cool! “Nerdy” is cool!! Where can I get one?!?! Shanie 🙂

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