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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Gocco The Old Art of Greeting Card Printing

Gocco The Old Art of Greeting Card Printing

Now if you've been making greeting cards from home for some time now, you've probably tried various methods of printing your greeting cards using the trusty ink jet printer that loves to eat up that expensive ink and some of the online greeting card printing services.

Well I discovered a video while doing my regular scour of YouTube, and I found this really interesting one on the old art of Gocco printing. Have you ever heard of this? Well, I hadn't until now and I thought you may find it of some interest as I did. Check it out below. It runs for about 9mins but is well worth the time to watch, I was glued to it.




Isn't that amazing? Well I thought it was and it triggered some ideas especially if you want to start selling your greeting cards by starting a greeting card business from home.

Gocco was developed 25 years ago in Japan by Noboru Hayama. The Gocco printing method was developed as a fast and easy way to print from home. Gocco uses the basic principles of screen-printing and rubber-stamping, its clean, easy and fully self-contained compact printing system.

This process of printing has slowly disappeared over the years with home computer printing and online printing services, but it is slowly on the come back and inspired Jill Bliss to start a Web site called Save Gocco.

Bliss, who used a Gocco machine she bought on eBay in her handmade stationery business, Blissen, says she threw together the site “on a whim.” She handed out some press packets at the Bazaar Bizarre craft fair in Los Angeles, and soon SaveGocco.com became ground zero of Gocco-withdrawal angst. The site ultimately collected more than a thousand names of enthusiasts, in a show of strength that the signers hoped might inspire some entity to start making the product again. �

Does this get your ideas factory working? You could do something very similar to what Jill did online and build a database of fans and potential customers for your unique greeting cards.

I have started a series of tutorials that I will send out to my subscribers list focusing on showing you how to build an online business. I know it may sound a bit technical but believe me when you see what I have installed anyone can do it, even my Mom, and I will even show you how to do it fro free.

So if you're not subscribed to my free newsletter go and do it now at www.greetingcardprofits.com and I will notify you when the series is ready to go out.

Please leave me any comments about this post and let me know if there is anything specific you need some help with on starting your own online greeting card business and I will answer them in the email series.

So I hope you found this interesting. I know there are a lot of greeting card printing services available that are more time efficient but if you want to differentiate your greeting cards from the masses, the Gocco system may be a way to go when it comes to printing your greeting cards from home.

Till next time

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