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« on: December 12, 2009 03:53:50 PM »

My sister-in-law does beaded jewelry and recently started selling her pieces.  We thought that a nice Christmas gift would be to make a company logo for her and then some tags for her to put on her products.  We screenprinted the logo and purple backs using the 220 screen and Yudu screen printer, then ran the sheet through our inkjet printer for the text on the side.  We think they turned out pretty well!  Any thoughts or tips are welcome!






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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009 05:24:41 PM »

what a great present!


how did you prepare your screen?
i did a lot of screenprinting, but i always use hand cut adhesive foil. i would love to try "real" screenprinting (no more not-sticking foil and everything :-))
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009 06:00:15 PM »

Thanks!

We tried the capillary film that came with the Yudu machine a few times, but quickly grew frustrated and had projects that were junky at best.

Now we use Diazo photo emulsion that we bought at Blick Art Materials, but you can get online just about anywhere.  We put 2 coats of emulsion on the screen and let it dry in the bottom part of the Yudu machine for about an hour or so.  Then we burned the image on the screen at 5 minutes and 30 seconds.  We have done quite a few trial projects and this seems to have worked the best so far!  We didn't keep track of how many coats we were able to get out of one bottle of emulsion, but we know it was quite a few.  We are keeping track this time so I can share that number as soon as we know. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2009 01:10:12 PM »

wow..I didnt even know you could use the yudu on paper..

I love it..

you made the logo too..

that is the MOST awesome and perfect gift..
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009 01:25:30 PM »

Thanks, smittenheart! My husband is a graphic designer and designed the logo on his own.  So far, we have only worked with paper in the Yudu machine and done a variety of stationery for friends, family and a few clients.  We are hoping to get some time to experiment on fabric soon!  We're hoping his sister loves getting this present as much as we loved working on it Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009 01:02:45 PM »

thanks for the information.
you're right, the price seems okay.

i'm a graphic designer too, so in fact i want to do the same things you do with it.
sadly, i'm still not sure if it's a good idea to mess around with the chemicals as i have to do my screenprinting in my working room.

(and because i'm curious: is there a reason why you used the capital m for the logo when everything else is lower case?  it's an interesting idea :-))
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009 01:22:33 PM »

Hi, erdbeerblau!

We are kind of a fan of lower case text for most projects and thought that using all lower case in the name on the side placed more emphasis on the logo and less on the text.

As far as the thought process for the logo, we used the circular shape to suggest the shape of a bead and then used the uppercase M specifically in that style because we thought that the lines in it were similar to the idea of a draping necklace or hanging bracelet. Also, the lowercase M just didn't look right when we played with it in the logo.  We didn't really think too much about the connection between the uppercase M in the logo and then the lowercase text.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2010 07:09:26 PM »

I'm also a graphic designer and love the idea of the YuDu for short runs so I GOT ONE! I'm glad to hear about the emulsion. I was wondering if I could use that sort of thing instead of what's provided for blocking the screen. I will purchase the emulsion and not even try with the sheets. I've been trying to think of all sorts of projects but only thought about client work briefly. You have gotten me to think about that more. Maybe offer silk screened invites and such. Thanks for the inspiration!
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