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Thermal Imagers - Thermocopiers -Thermafax - Thermograph
"A rose by any other name wiould smell as sweet."

We carry the current manufactured thermal imager from Panenka DE. These are designed for the modern printmaker - although they are fahntastic for creating tattoo spirit masters as well. In case you need a fallback. Thirty seconds from image to imaged screen - what a magical way to create your printable screen designs! Use the screens repeatdely - print on cloth, paper, wood, leather, metals, clay...your choice!

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Standard Gocco Printers:PG5 and PG11
Large Gocco Printers: PG Arts

The compact direct-thermal printer uses heat to create your image on thermal screen masters, as in the gocco print process. Characters and graphics print clear and crisp. The new imager's electronic direct-drive system means the printers are quiet, fast, simple to operate, and dependable.                                                          With just a few moving parts, they are low-maintenance, offering years of reliable and consistent operation.

A4 Thermocopier

A4 Thermocopier by
• NWS BONUS ~ Two full page B70s test sheets

*some helpful links: (more or less entertaining...some more so. Please let us know if you have one to add!)
Youtube  video:    Thermofax demo by Maggie Weiss    Tells Everything about Thermocopiers
 ~ making, framing and printing:    Your Thermal Screen
*!* Creating halftones from photos:    Another great Demo


*Thermal Screen Printing is the most cost-effective printing method. After initial start up cost, you can make several hundred prints for just a few pennies per print.

*The simple process requires no training or experience. Multiple screens can be run off in one efficient session: no mess, no fuss, no chemicals to rinse...   and

* Best of all, no consumable one-use lamps, a real environmental Plus, yay <3 along with the $avings plus!

A4 max screen width:  220 mm / 8.75"
A3 screen width: 300 mm / 11.9"

It is possible to run a longer piece of screen through, if needed; you can also run a small piece/design, taped onto a blank sheet of paper.

 height: 115 mm / 4.5 inch
depth:  200 mm / 7.9 inch
length: 450 mm / 17.7 inch
Metal case, microprocessor control, dual fans, auto overheat protection, CE

For more detailed information on the Thermal Printing process, visit

1. Prepare your original

As with standard gocco printing, image your artwork with carbon-based ink or printer.   Place a sheet of screen master over the artwork, with the shiny side to the carbon image and the woven side up.  The plastic “carrier” is not used for gocco screen masters,  but you must ensure that all of your design is completed covered by the screen or by blank paper, since any uncovered carbon in your artwork may heat-fuse onto the light tube inside, causing damage.
2. Power On
Press the main switch.  This is the toggle switch at the back. The LED s on the front will light up.
3. Set Speed Control
Turn the speed control dial to the desired exposure number. This sets the speed at which the screen is passed over the thermal lamp, and is adjustable even while the screen is in process, to cut the time or increase it.
*Start with a medium setting. # 5 is the initial setting recommended by the manufacturer. A higher number = more time. You may find it desirable to adjust the setting according to the grey scale value of your printer's output – darker images require less time than lighter printouts.
4. Insert Document
Place your document face up into the slot at the bottom front under the controls, along the insert guides. Smaller documents should be place in the center of the slot.  It's like feeding a document manually into a scanner or a DVD into the player. Slide it in gently as far as possible until the imager automatically retracts it. The illumination is automatically triggered by this action too.
*The green LED light will flash.  As long as it blinks, don't switch off the device or disconnect it from the electrical outlet.
5. Finishing
The imaged screen with the original attached will emerge from the back slot, slowly and automatically.  When it has gone through fully, the lamp will turn off, and the motor and fans will stay on briefly to cool down the mechanism and lamp.

           Mount your screen to a Frame* to           P  R  i  N   t  

Matte Board Frames Available - 2 sizes:
Medium 4.5"x6.5" inner window, 8"x10" outside measure (B6 size)
Large, 8"x10.5" inner window, 11"x14" outside measure. (B70s/B5)
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