This item has been discontinued by the manufacture. They say a new and improved machine will be launched in sometime in 2012. We will keep you guys as updated as possible! We are still carrying all the accessories.
The Yudu personal screen printing system is perhaps the most exciting development in screen printing in some time. When I encountered it at the 2009 Craft and Hobby Association fair I knew that the Yudu system was something we needed so I beat my way through the crowds to watch the demo. This one machine will not only act as a screen printing press, allowing you to make multiple prints over and over with ease, but it also is an exposure unit and flash dryer. You can put photo emulsion on your screen, burn the screen (no darkroom needed), and dry it, all with this one machine. Its like having a whole screen printing shop right in your studio!
Great for personal and home use, for making shirts for your team, your hiking club, motorcycle group, company shirts for your employees, shirts for the school fund raiser, wearing around your own art, you name it. With access to a computer and an ink-jet printer, you'll be able to create and print your own designs not only for t-shirts or other apparel, but also for home decor, art prints, posters, cards, school work, and much more! With this revolutionary personal screen printer, you can let your voice be heard today, no matter where you are or what you're doing.
The Yudu personal screen printing system comes with all of the following:
We've been asked if the kit is all inclusive. The basics you need to get started are included in the kit. It only comes with a small black ink so you might want to buy some Speedball or Versatex Printing Ink. In addition some folks buy extra emulsion sheets in case they mess up, emulsion remover if you want to re-use the same screen and an extra screen if you want more than one image. Other then that you don't need anything else. The registration panels are useful if you are doing a multi-colored print but that's about it.
Note: The Yudu Screen Printing Machine is set for 120v and any standard power converter will work for international plugs. Also the photo emulsion sheets do have a shelf life of up to 6 months, if kept in light-less, temperature controlled conditions.
I had thought that the ink might eat up the wiper blades, but since that is the only thing that I had on hand that could give me a clean streak free wipe that is what I went with, I may break down and actually order some real doctor blades. I will have to look into the screen printing blades, they might work.
I am planning to make my own plates using etched glass for the plates (I own a glass etching business)since glass is extremely flat and polished so it should make good plates, and it is cheap, at least for me.
I really don't have any plans for what I am going to use it for once I have it built but I am own several lasers and plan to make wood model kits and toys and feel that I could make many more things if I could offer them as finished toys rather than unfinished which is why I started looking into screen and pad printing