I ordered this awesome Gocco thermal printing system from Japan. This is the PG-5 model -isn't it nice and bright orange? I had fun this weekend printing with it. I took my daughter's Spirograph set and came up with a couple of nice designs to burn onto the screen. It was very simple and none of the mess associated with traditional screen printing. Anyway, here are the results!
This is a brown Moleskine journal. The inks look great and soaked right into the paper.
The card was the easiest to print - came out looking great every time. The paper was less absorbent than the Moleskine which I think made printing easier.
The black Moleskines were the most difficult to print. I did a few with the same colored inks as I used on the cards. Initially they looked great but the inks were absorbed by the cover material and you could barely tell that I had printed on them. So I re-inked in white and went over the colored inks which gives a nice effect. My only issue was with the white ink which seems much goopier to me than the other color of ink. In any event, I had a fun time and love the results of my first effort.