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Saturday, May 21, 2011


Hello, everyone!  No, I haven't disappeared again, I started out happily playing today until it turned into a disaster and I got totally frustrated!!!

I've had the big Yudo for over a year now and I've never used it -- now I may NEVER use it!!!  Why?  Because I decided I'd use the Yudo Cardmaker I recently purchased to make and post a "quick" project for you today.  I used vinyl to make several screen-print templates for the blank screens and they came out perfect!  The problem came after I did the first print which didn't print out too well because I think I didn't flood the screen well enough.  Anyway, excited, I immediately ran to rinse the ink out the screen to try again and found the ink had already started drying on the screen!!!  The ink wouldn't all wash out!!!  I'd only made one print which only took a minute or so!!!  Anyway, I tried working around the area where the ink had dried and I got a good print but this time I hadn't lined the card up properly and the print was crooked.  Again I run to rinse out the screen only to find more areas where the ink wouldn't wash/rinse out.  Of course, I was frustrated and disappointed; then some little nagging voice in my mind told me to try one of the pre-made screens to see if the ink dried on it too after only one print...  Well, wouldn't you know, alllll the ink rinsed right out.  Now what do you think that tells me?!!!   I was ready right then to trash Yudo!!!  You think this may be PC's way of making us continuously buy the blank screens?  Or could it by some fluke really be me?!!!  I've went through 4 blank screens -- same thing each time.  At that point, I was too frustrated to even attempt another craft project.  I'll try something later, but that totally killed the enthusiasm I started out with.  So, so much for the "quick" project for today -- I'd even made the embellies!!!

Anyway, if it turns out I can't re-use a blank screen more than once than I'm done with Yudo!!!  I just don't like the premade screens they have available and I purchased the four of them!  I wouldn't be able to afford doing t-shirts for my family reunion (which I'd planned to do this summer) if I can only use one screen at a time...lol!  Can you imagaine the cost of the emulsion and blank screens to do more than 200 t-shirts?  YIKES!!!

The up-side of all my frustration is I still managed to use my time effectively -- all was not wasted; I completed all the wash loads I'd procrastinated getting done since I've been home and I've been catching up on some more visiting time in blogland .  It always makes me feel better to see all the wonderful crafting you do!!!

If anyone else has had this experience with blank screens on their Yudo, please let me know.  I will be calling Provo Craft though for sure!

Anyway, wanted to let you know I'm still here, okay, and I'll be back with a project tomorrow if not later this evening!!


Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

:-( I don't own a Yudu, but I would be frustrated by that too. I hope someone can give you an answer, that seems like such a waste if you have to used a new one every time :-( Glad to hear you back and getting into the swing of things :-)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh how frustrating... I never got the Yudu.. it is so big and I don't have a place for it, and I had just taken a class with Monique on how to do T-shirts cutting out designs from the circuit and using the vinyl and of course I went and brought sooo much of the ink and have never made one.... I so hope that you can figure out how to do more than one... Glad you are still home my friend... hope you have a better day tomorrow. hugs

Melissa said...

Audrey, my hubby bought me the big Yudu when it was on sale at M's back in April (or was it February???) and it's still in the box. I really haven't had time to mess with any of it and I know nothing about it. I would like to know the answer to your question too because I planned on using it for our family t-shirts for our Disney trips and I don't want to have to use 4 different screens for each set of our shirts!!!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Oh Audrey, I am so sorry you had so much problems with the Yudo...I was excited to see you use it. Have you tried viewing some videos on Youtube to see how it is working for others, or if they have any tips they can share with you?

I sure hope you figure it out and can get the 200 t-shirts done before your reunion. That's a ton of work girl! You might have to put Buster to work on that assembly line! haha!!!!

Have a great rest of the weekend!!!

Mary said...

Oh no Audrey! I am thinking of calling PC myself. I had a similar problem but not with it drying too soon on the screen, but rather, some of the ink being thick. I wonder if the ink expires? I bought some from different locations and found some a completely different constancy. My red was globby and did not spread well while a gunmetal spread easily and smoothly.It might be something to ask PC about. Just a thought. Hugs, Mary

- - Sheryl - - said...

Hi Audrey - I never saw the need or the cost factor to get the Yudo - and ... the space requirement. While I like the little card one they advertised a few months back - I won't be getting it. Did you check the forum on the MB. I have not been on the MB since they changed the format. Perhaps Google something like "Yudo problems ink screen..." Good luck and hope you and PC solve the problem. I would love to see your fabulous creations.

Rhonda Emery said...

I so sorry to hear this, I havent got one I didnt want to deal with the mess of all the cleaning lazy that way. ha hope you get it figured out which I know you will good luck hugs

Love That Bug said...

So sorry to hear this, I can hear your frustration in your typing. I hope you figure everything out soon