Monday, March 2, 2009
I saw a recent flickr discussion post about supplies that made me chuckle. Someone mentioned that printaddictjapan had replinishment sets for $25. Didn't sound too bad until you figured out that the set was only for two screens and four bulbs! That's roughly $12.50 per print. When I started using Print Gocco in 2002, the standard cost per print was $6. Part of the draw of Print Gocco was that relatively low price. So, I ask you: as supplies begin to get more and more costly, how much is too much? I don't think I would ever spend more than $10.00 per set to make a print, myself. If I pay any more than that, it's better to just make my own stencil and screenprint. It's messy and more time consuming but that's the related "price." It's a classic case of this-for-that. Gocco is easier, but more costly than stencil screenprinting. At what point does that high cost drawback outweigh the ease-of-use benefit? I suppose it's different for each person. Thoughts?