Hold your horses. There is still hope. It has not been officially confirmed yet but I've heard through the grapevine that Guenther Paneka of patch workshop is working on making a reasonably priced bulb-free exposure unit for the Print Gocco. He is also planning to produce frames which will fit Print Gocco and hold the thermofax screen mesh which can be bought by the roll. Good news, but I'm still waiting for someone to say they can reproduce the bulbs and screens here in the good 'ole U.S. of A. I'm no patent lawyer but if Gocco came out in the '70's the patent should have expired by now anyway. Who's up for the challenge? Thanks to Liz Plummer for the hot tip.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Ok, so....I'm sure if you care enough to read this blog you already know that Riso has said bye-bye to Gocco. You may see elsewhere that Riso is continuing on with supplies for a few years but unfortunately, those few years have expired. I had a chat with David Murphy, Riso's Vice President of Marketing last week via email. He had this to say: "Riso empathizes with all of our loyal Gocco customers who have shown such passionate commitment to saving this fine product. Unfortunately, we have discontinued production of the product and its supplies and there is no consideration or plan for selling its patent. Thank you again for your interest and we wish you the best."