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Yudu Rocks at CHA

comments (12) January 31st, 2009     

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Sister_Diane Diane Gilleland, contributor
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Provo Craft introduced the Yudu at CHA—an all-in-one home screen-printing system.
Yudus ink line comes in brights, pastels, neutrals, and even metallics. Theyre all water-based and nontoxic.
Heres an image from one of the video tutorials at the Yudu website. This unit will burn your screen and then print with it!
I love how the design is loaded with little registration points to help keep your screen and fabric aligned and still while you print.
Provo Craft introduced the Yudu at CHA—an all-in-one home screen-printing system.

Provo Craft introduced the Yudu at CHA—an all-in-one home screen-printing system.

Photo: Photos courtesy of Provo Craft

One of the coolest things about going to CHA is seeing lots of brand-new craft supplies and tools. I thought I'd take a few posts here to share some things that had my crafty fingers tingling in anticipation.

The Provo Craft booth was mobbed with people during the show, and it was all because of the Yudu. It's a portable, all-in-one screen printer, and Provo had a whole fleet of them cranking out screened T-shirts for an excited crowd.

Yudu's design is pretty genius: It comes with a metal mesh screen. You cover it with a sheet of emulsion, and place a transparency (printed from your home printer) over the emulsion. Then the Yudu's built-in light table exposes the emulsion

You can pull a bunch of prints, and then—here's the best bit—wash the emulsion right out of the screen. Then you can reburn it with new designs again and again. The print area is 11 inches x 14 inches—sized for a T-shirt front, but you can print all kinds of fabrics and papers.

Yudu uses water-based, nontoxic inks, which come in lots of great colors.

There's a great, detailed video tutorial over at the Yudu website, along with diagrams, inks and accessories, and more.

'Scuse me now...I need to go screen print everything in sight.

 

posted in: wearable, keepsake, houseware, yudu, screen printing

Comments (12)

oddosan writes: Greetings Fellow Crafters. I am a fine artist who has been getting a great many requests for my artwork on various garments. After researching the many options for several weeks, I determined that screen printing for myself was the only viable and profitable option. I saw the Yudu infomercial and checked out the system thoroughly. I was so excited. I found the system on sale for $199 and was thrilled. I went home immediately and began learning the various steps completely, watched several online tutorials, watched the included dvd and even went to the local screen printing supply store and picked up several supplementary items, i.e. tape, blockout liquid to fix screen imperfections, markers and so on. Then home to start work. I've been a hard-core crafter for more than 35 years and have advanced skills in all manner of application. I followed every step in generating the screen itself and promptly ran into a very frustrating brick wall trying to get the emulsion to adhere to the screen. The included fan doesn't really dry the screen in 20 minutes as advertised. The application of the water to the screen is so touchy (wet, but not too wet) my first two attempts were utter failures. I bought two more emulsions ($18+ dollars)after having to drive miles to get them and tried again. The first was a little better but the emulsion was blistered and unusable. I'm currently trying the fourth one and will update on the results. I didn't expect to have great results right out of the box despite the deceptive advertising, but so far it looks like I've wasted many hours, gallons of gasoline, and about $250.00.
Posted: 11:54 pm on March 8th
sadcustomer writes: THE YUDU MAILING SYSTEM IS TERRIBLE. I HAVE ORDERED THE YUDU PACKAGE FROM THE COMMERCIAL 3 WEEKS AGO AND I AM STILL WAITING! ALL THE REPRESENTATIVES CAN TELL ME IS THAT THE PRODUCTS ARE ON BACK ORDER AND DO NOT KNOW WHEN THEY WILL RECEIVE THE PRODUCT TO THEIR FACILITIES THUS FURTHERING THE TIME THAT I RECEIVE THE PRODUCT. WHEN THINKING OF INVESTING IN THIS PRODUCT BE PREPARED FOR ANYTIME FRAME! HOPEFULLY I WILL RECEIVE THE PRODUCT SOON SO I CAN EMBARK DOWN MY PATH OF BUSINESS.
Posted: 2:40 pm on March 6th
Created2BUnique writes: I so would like to have this !!! I get so excited when I see it on TV. I just hope that it will be as easy as it shows it is....;) :)
Posted: 9:45 pm on January 26th
CherieWarhol writes: I was just about to google screen printing and then my craftstylish letter came into my inbox.. I want one of these sooo bad!!!! thanks for the info!!
Posted: 2:44 am on March 28th
JamesTee writes: I just bought one, but ran into a few problems with the first 2 emulsions...so now I have to get some more. Honestly the mistakes I made with it were dumb. lol

I just found a website that i wish I had found before i messed up, www.yuduforums.com, which looks like it just went online but has some videos and how tos and stuff. Its a decent read to help with some of the mistakes that I made.
Posted: 4:05 pm on February 24th
mbrownpc writes: Sigridsoto, I'm excited for you to try your Yudu. I just joined Provo Craft recently and have been enjoying doing fun projects. I did Yudu this weekend.

You should be able to find additional Yudu supplies at local hobby and craft retailers such as AC Moore and JoAnns.

You mention you bought through HSN. I believe that HSN is sending out the emulsion remover. Hopefully that will be heading your way soon. Have fun!
Posted: 2:36 pm on February 23rd
sigridsoto writes: I have one i got it off hsn I have not opened it for a few reasons one the yudu website has no available products. I have email them to ask when will they have prices on their products. And it's been 2 week now and no reply.Also Their is a special emulsion to remove the image that has been burned into the screen. With my kit I got 3 inks 2 screens 1 transparency a cd all for $ 300.00 and i bought extra colors for 45 dollars.
Posted: 6:55 pm on February 21st
Caityquilter writes: I HAVE TO HAVE ONE!! Oh I hope it comes to Australia soon - I would sell off my entire quilting fabric stash to get one of these beauties!!
Posted: 7:27 am on February 7th
paperrain writes: are you KIDDING? I had no idea there was anything like this! After hearing IN the gocco class I took that they were not being made any more, I despaired. water based and non-toxic? how cool.


Posted: 3:26 pm on February 5th
MichaelaMurphy writes: This caught my eye too, but I only had a few minutes to check it out. Thanks for all the info Ms D.
Posted: 2:23 pm on January 31st
Sister_Diane writes: Fletchbrew, each screen would be a single color. If you wanted to do a multiple-color print, you'd burn a screen for each print and then go though the printing and setting process for each color. That video tutorial is loaded with good info for your hubby!
Posted: 10:59 am on January 31st
Fletchbrew writes: My husband wants to know if it is single color. He's always talking about starting his own t-shirt business!
Posted: 10:47 am on January 31st
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