"Wing Ngan was born in Hong Kong and came to the U.S. He received a B.F.A. with honors in graphic design from Massachusetts College of Art in 1996. Upon graduation, he joined Stoltze Design, where he worked closely with his mentor and former MassArt lecturer, Clifford Stoltze, for four years. In 2000, Ngan took a venture and founded his own design firm, Ink Design."
why did you decide to use gocco?
"i always want to learn screen printing. one day, i saw the demo at a local art store and i knew i want one of those!"
what do you love about gocco?
"the process on gocco is not messy at all. i can do this in my bed room or in the office. once i have the original print ready, i can burn screen and print on the same device! that's a brilliant idea!!"
how do you feel about the death of gocco? Do you see any parallel to Polaroid film?
"i am sad about the death of gocco. but at the same time, things change and we just have to move on. i will save a pack of screen and light bulb. maybe, someday, there will be a gocco museum! i am not too familiar with the polaroid film, so i don't have a lot to say about this."
are you finding hacks or just using other print methods?
"i think i will just use other print methods like the actual screen print (but i will have to learn this process and the set up isn't easy)"
are you squirreling away your dwindling gocco supplies?
"ha ha. i have enough supplies to print maybe 20 more prints? i lost count. oh well, i will try to make the best out of the reminding supplies. and save a pack of the screen (x5) and box of light bulb (x10) and show to my grandchildren!"
have you seen an increase in demand for gocco prints now that they've discontinued the product?
"half and half. the prints sales were good in both 2007 and 2008. things are pretty slow overall in 2009."