(Closed) Doing my Yudu trial today on my invites….

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I want a Yudu so bad! Can’t wait to see how your trial goes. I have a Gocco, but I still want a Yudu because I could use it all the time instead of having to hoard supplies since they are no longer manufactured.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

oh noes, sorry that it didnt work!  Hope the next time works out!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh no! I just got mine in the mail today!!! I’m sorry that it didn’t work! I really hope it does next time. So did the invites turn out okay??

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i just played with my yudu this weekend (for the first time) with mixed results…try watching some youtube how to videos on it. it seemed to help me more to see it, as i found the yudu instructions that came with it to be not so helpful…..

i printed on canvas totes and 2/4 were successful. the other 2 will have to be “fixed” somehow…

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been seeing mixed opinions about the Yudu.  You’ll have to let us know how it goes when you try it again.  I have a gocco that I love but if i’m going to do something large, I’ll most likely just set up a lightbox and everything in the basement to do traditional silk screen that I mastered in high school.  I was allured by the yudu but I just don’t see spending that much on a system that could go belly up like the gocco if the supplier stops selling while speedball has been around forever.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

yaya! I’m so glad the tank tops came out well!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

good luck! i had a lot more trouble with paper than i did with fabric, for whatever reason. ๐Ÿ˜› Are the EZ sheets cheaper than the yudu sheets?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

hmm wow! that is a long exposure time. though if they are thicker maybe they are more sturdy. yudu screens tend to wear out really quickly. i’d love to hear your results and your magic exposure number! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s good to know that it’s functional with other products.  Once the gocco supplies dry up, I was going to go and rig my own emulsion frames for the gocco.  

 

Is it possible that the lights in the box you have aren’t strong enough for the thick emulsion. sheets?  Or is it that the image isn’t dark enough so the light is getting through and it’s hardening areas that should remain soft to wash away?  Because if the lights needed to be on longer then the entire screen should be washing away when it’s on too low of a setting.  Or at least that’s what I’ve experienced in the past with regular old screen printing emulsion.

Hopefully the yudu products will work better so you can get your invites made.  =)  I’ve scrapped screen printing them all and am just doing the graphics with the gocco and the text with our lab’s laser printer.  It’s going to save me a lot of hassle with fine text.

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