I ordered supplies a few weeks ago and kicked myself the next day when I realized I had not gotten the best deal out there. With so many different package sizes and shipping fees, it can be a headache figuring out how much it costs to actually make one print. Here is a break down of each supplier and their cost per print. I included the sold-out shops for good measure.
For the SMALL size Gocco printers:
Dick Blick- currently out of Gocco supplies.
Ebay- prices vary but seem to be hovering around $25 for either a package of 5 screens or 10 bulbs plus shipping. Very general cost per print would be $11.60 or so.
Northwoods Studios- only does 2 packs of screens and 4 packs of bulbs (2 prints). With 2 packs of each in my cart (4 prints) the shipping came to $8.50. Price per print came to $17.02.
Marlene Watson- screens and bulbs are currently out of stock.
Nehoc- It is my understanding that Nehoc is not able to ship Gocco to the U.S.
Print Addict- the prices listed include shipping to every country except Africa and South America. Products come in "packs" and choices are somewhat confusing because the descriptions are not quite consistent but as I read it, each pack of 5 screens/10 bulbs inclusive of shipping is $46.50, so $9.30 per print.
Print Addict Japan on Etsy- packages of 4 screens and 8 bulbs are $50 plus $12.50 shipping. That is $15.62 per print.
Thinkink-website is currently disabled. Rumor has it they are all sold out of supplies.
Welsh Products- $24.75 is the price for 5 screens. It is also the price for 10 bulbs. Shipping is extra. Price per print excluding shipping is $9.90. Orders can't be placed online.
Wet Paint- screens and bulbs are out of stock.
For the LARGE size Gocco printers:
Letters & Print currently has 5 screens for $31 and 10 bulbs for $15. You can only buy the bulbs if you are also buying the screens. Shipping for the set is around $13.00. That comes to $14.80 per print considering that 4 bulbs are needed for each large print.
Paper Source currently has 5 screens available for $38.00 They are out of stock in the bulb department. Shipping for just the screens would be $8.00. Price per print is $9.20 plus bulbs.
So, there you have it folks. If you have a small Gocco, Print Addict is currently the least expensive. If you have a large Gocco, Letters & Print is probably the best way to go. If you see any misinformation here or have any suppliers to add, please leave a comment. Happy shopping!