Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Gocco Christmas Card

This was my second attempt with my Gocco printer, and I found it much more problematic than my first try. I had trouble with one of the bulb's not going off and only half the screen exposing, then the battery's ran out, then my initial design was a little large which meant that the left hand side of the card didn't print very well. So I took a deep breath, tweaked the design and started again. I also discovered that the Gocco doesn't really like large areas of flat colour, especially when mixed with area's of small detail. I guess all these idiosyncrasies, and the restrictions they place on your design should add to the charm of the finished image? I was very tempted though just to turn on my computer and print it out from Photoshop, but I persevered!