(Closed) Yudu It All

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thanks for this!  I’m opening my YUDU which I’ve had since xmas for the first time this week, so I’d love to hear all of these tips!  I have the liquid emulsion fluid from Speedball as I had already read reviews of the emulsion sheets being super expensive. 

I’ve also purchased the 220 mesh screen, so hopefully that works well. 

I’ll be YUDUing my return addresses next week, so keep your fingers crossed for me.  Good thing we have tons of extras for oopses.  🙂

Post # 5
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Will do!  🙂 Jen

Post # 6
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  • Wedding: September 2010

Okie dokie, yesterday I did my first run of mixing the emulsion stuff and applying the liquid emulsion to my Yudu screen. 

I’d say, I had 90% success.  The only problem was that there was a very small area where the emulsion liquid had been applied too thickly, and it just happened to go smack dab in the middle of the design.  So I cleaned the screen last night and am going to try it again today.

I am using the 220 mesh screen whic is ONE THOUSAND times better than the 110 screen.  Seriously.  I was really worried when I first tried a Yudu screen with the 110 as it didn’t hold any lettering smaller than about a half inch.  My 220 screen was able to get the fine detaling on letters that I had that were about 1/6″.  I’d say that most people could easily pull off invitations and other stationery with the 220 screen.

I’m using the Speedball Diablo Emulsion Kit, and I’m giving it 2 thumbs up.  I’m sure that the thickness problem that I had yesterday was my fault as opposed to a product default, and I’m going to try again today.

Heads up for anyone trying liquid emulsion:  A little goes a long way!  When you are stirring it, it feels REALLY thick, but when you go to pour, it pours easily and quickly.  Probably 2-3 tablespoons of the stuff would cover a large area of the screen, and you can always add more if you need to. 

I also had to dry it in the rack for like 60 minutes rather than 10 that the Yudu machine recommended and 20 that the Speedball box recommended.  Again, this may have been that I had it on too thick.  Either way, I didn’t move to the “burning” stage until the screen was absolutely not tacky at all. 

Okay, well cross your fingers for me as I’m going to give it another run today!  🙂 Jen

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