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Title: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: luckdragon on July 08, 2013 02:09:40 PM
So, I have had a Yudu machine for several years and it has been a source of frustration every time I tried to screen print with it.  I have wasted unknown amounts of money on the capillary sheets, spent endless hours looking at youtube videos - all to no avail.  I just couldn't figure out how other people were making this thing work!! Either the sheet won't stick properly, the image won't burn properly - UGH!  I had pulled it out again for the fabric print swap and was able to make prints, but still not what I wanted.  They were not crisp and I couldn't get the detail that I wanted.

So, finally I decided to try liquid emulsion.  Again, spent lots of time looking for what supplies I would need and how to do the process.  SO MUCH EASIER!!  This is the result of my 2nd screen with the new technique:





My daughter saw a t-shirt at a boutique that had a silhouette of a daschund with wings and a unicorn horn and loved it.  I thought - it can be made!  That was probably 3 years ago, but I hadn't forgotten.  I purchased the image of the French bulldog with wings from etsy seller Graphique.  Then I added the unicorn horn in Corel Paint Shop.  To get the gray shades, you set the color depth down to 16, up the contrast, then save as halftones (changes the image to dots like on a newspaper).  Then I added the words.

For the screen, a single layer of photo emulsion (get a scoop coater).  Let dry for about 1.5 hrs in the yudu with the fan on.  Burned for 9 minutes on the Yudu.  I think it came out great and I'm so excited I finally got a successful print!  This thing is going on t-shirts, tote bags, skirts! :D  What do you think?


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: Averia on July 08, 2013 02:11:44 PM
I want one! It's adorable!


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: underthemountain on July 08, 2013 02:15:02 PM
That's awesome Luck!  Great tee!!  I got some liquid emulsion, but haven't gotten around to trying it yet.  Good to know that it works.  What did you use ink-wise?  Did you go water-based and if so what brand did you use?


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: luckdragon on July 08, 2013 02:56:31 PM
I believe I got the scoop coater from silkscreeningsupplies.com.  I am using water based ink - actually still using the yudu ink.  I have some speedball water based ink as well, but I haven't tried it yet.  The other problem I had - I didn't know that the ink can go bad but apparently it can.  I had a bottle that got all globby and smelled terrible.   :P


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: LimeRiot on July 08, 2013 04:31:09 PM
I love it!! It looks like something you'd buy at a hip boutique for some crazy amount of money! Great great job. Well worth the effort.


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: underthemountain on July 08, 2013 05:04:21 PM
I believe I got the scoop coater from silkscreeningsupplies.com.  I am using water based ink - actually still using the yudu ink.  I have some speedball water based ink as well, but I haven't tried it yet.  The other problem I had - I didn't know that the ink can go bad but apparently it can.  I had a bottle that got all globby and smelled terrible.   :P

Cool!  Thanks for the info.  I'm going to order a scoop coater I haven't even opened my yudu box, but I'm gonna--esp now after seeing what you've made.  I want to do a riff off of the Obama Hope poster.  :)


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: JenniferSavage on July 08, 2013 05:13:13 PM
This is adorable! I love it  :D


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: luckdragon on July 08, 2013 06:18:26 PM
Oh, one more tip - put lots of weight on top of the yudu when burning the screen.  You want the screen right up against the stencil.

I believe I got the scoop coater from silkscreeningsupplies.com.  I am using water based ink - actually still using the yudu ink.  I have some speedball water based ink as well, but I haven't tried it yet.  The other problem I had - I didn't know that the ink can go bad but apparently it can.  I had a bottle that got all globby and smelled terrible.   :P

Cool!  Thanks for the info.  I'm going to order a scoop coater I haven't even opened my yudu box, but I'm gonna--esp now after seeing what you've made.  I want to do a riff off of the Obama Hope poster.  :)


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: underthemountain on July 08, 2013 06:46:03 PM
Oh, one more tip - put lots of weight on top of the yudu when burning the screen.  You want the screen right up against the stencil.

I believe I got the scoop coater from silkscreeningsupplies.com.  I am using water based ink - actually still using the yudu ink.  I have some speedball water based ink as well, but I haven't tried it yet.  The other problem I had - I didn't know that the ink can go bad but apparently it can.  I had a bottle that got all globby and smelled terrible.   :P

Cool!  Thanks for the info.  I'm going to order a scoop coater I haven't even opened my yudu box, but I'm gonna--esp now after seeing what you've made.  I want to do a riff off of the Obama Hope poster.  :)

Thanks Luck!!


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: Weddingstar on July 10, 2013 10:46:21 AM
This is so adorable! Great job :)


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: sweets4ever on January 31, 2014 06:37:00 PM
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Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: luckdragon on January 31, 2014 08:59:01 PM
Wow! Thank you! :D


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: HSG on February 03, 2014 07:45:57 PM
Love this project and so glad it is in the best of :) Congrats on Best of 2013!


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: underthemountain on February 03, 2014 10:10:55 PM
Yes, this is well deserved.  If it weren't for you I never would have tried my Yudu!  Congrats Luckdragon!!!


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: luckdragon on February 04, 2014 07:12:06 AM
Thank you both! 

UTM, I'm looking forward to seeing your yudu creations!!


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: alteredmommy on February 09, 2014 07:57:54 AM
Love your print!  Congratulations on making best of this year ;D


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: underthemountain on February 09, 2014 03:42:38 PM
Thank you both! 

UTM, I'm looking forward to seeing your yudu creations!!

Hi Luck!

I posted the tees I made so far here!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418274.msg5116326#msg5116326
:) They were a big hit!  My next one is a tee for Lana's choral group.  :)  Lana is going to tie dye the tee (she makes tees every year) and then I'm going to screen on top of them.

Thanks so much for inspiring me to finally take the plunge!
Rox


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: ethne on March 07, 2014 02:27:56 PM
this is amazing!!! i bet your daughter loved it.


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: luckdragon on March 07, 2014 04:29:05 PM
Thanks all! :)

UTM, I love the La Na t shirt! 



Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: underthemountain on March 07, 2014 06:51:26 PM
Thanks all! :)

UTM, I love the La Na t shirt! 



Thanks!!  I would never have tried if it weren't for you! :)


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: CraftScar on July 07, 2014 03:45:04 PM
Very cute.


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: paypahchasa on July 24, 2014 02:13:09 PM
looks really clean. Good job


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: luckdragon on July 25, 2014 08:25:45 AM
Thanks! :)


Title: Re: Believe! Finally a successful print with the Yudu!
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 03, 2018 07:51:41 AM
So adorable!