(Closed) Does anyone here YUDU?? Please share your projects:)

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have read that it is difficult to get fine lines to print properly with the screen that it comes with.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

oh that’s exciting that the new screen came out! sadly i don’t have a yudu, but miss sewing got one so hopefully she will share her projects!  are you going to use them for your invitations?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

I hope the finer screen works too! 😀

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

sorry to be ignorant but what is a Yudu??

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

sooo jealous, i so want one! hopefully sometime in may!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I WANT ONE!!!!!!!! now that I know what it is! uber jealous!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh oh! I have one I have one! I love it!!! Don’t buy the Provocraft brand stuff like emulsion sheets, ink etc though it’s SOOOOOOO overpriced!!! This forum has been totally invaluable to me. I’ll post some of the tshirts I made tomorrow. I’ve been too lazy to take photos so far 😉

I’m planning on making our invitations with our Yudu. It comes with a 110 mesh screen which is good for tshirts, but no, not for text. Recently a 220 mesh screen came out, which I snapped up, and it is A LOT finer. I have yet to test it out on paper. I’m thinking I’m going to be testing it in the next two weeks, I’ll be sure to post results 🙂

As far as supplies go, there are a lot of recommendations on the above forum. Provocraft makes this big deal that if you don’t use their brand of stuff the world will stop turning and the silkscreening gods will die and your Yudu will become a useless heap of junk. Simply not true. I got emulsion sheets from a local silkscreen supply company that cost me $1.06/sheet, vs the Yudu brand ones that are $10/sheet. I wish I were kidding. 

As far as the Yudu itself, there is a total learning curve. The emulsion sheets are a pain to put on (make sure your screen is wet!!!), and it only comes with 2 sheets to try. I ruined the first one pretty quickly (not enough water on my screen) and the second one was not bad but not perfect. It’s just learning to do it properly. Oh and they say to dry the sheet for 1-20 minute cycle, but you need to do it for 3 cycles (1 hour total). Once you get the process down pat it’s pretty straight forward and FUN! I absolutely love mine! The machine itself is awesome, it’s just like anything else that learning to do it is the hardest part.

Again, use that forum, it’s  freakin gawdsend to me. I had SOOO many questions and they were all answered there.

Good luck!

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