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Thank heavens for Gocco! Jordan introduced me to this nifty Japaneses screen printing system a while back. When I couldn’t find the right paper anywhere for envelope liners I decided to make it myself. This was my first time using the machine I bought six months ago.
The dover flower pattern is from ClipArt.com. I enlarged it with Illustrator and reshaped it to fit the Gocco screen size. You have to get your graphic photocopied on an old non-laser machine in order to make the screen burning work. I mixed my color using yellow, mustard and white ink. Once you get everything prepped, it is so easy to print. I made about 120 sheets of this pattern in an hour. Three prints fit nicely along one end of a standard printer paper.
Once the prints had dried overnight, I used PaperSource’s envelope liner template to cut them out. Each sheet made two liners for a 4 bar envelope. I just need to glue them into the finished envelopes and voila! Here’s a photo of my liners at the different stages.
For a total cost of around $15, I now have lovely custom envelopes. I’m going to use the Gocco again for all the other wedding bits: bird seed packages, table cards, thank you notes, etc.