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Handmade Detroit did this awesome video review of the Yudu screen printing machine. It has a hefty pricetag, but this video review has even me convinced that it it might be worth it. Via Core77.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • baj

    looks like so much work!

  • ErikaJean (@airrikajswan)

    Oh! I want I want I want!

  • Anna

    to me this doesn’t seem to be any easier than using a regular screen that’s about that size, and it’s definitely more expensive.

  • Olivia

    The idea is nice, but the design of the machine seems kinda cheap. The sticky platen is a ridiculous waste; eight bucks for only a few uses? I don’t think so. Two emulsion sheets for twenty dollars? Bite me. Not even worth the $300 price tag!

  • Gary

    There is a screen printing walkthrough for $67 on diyTeeShirts.com that has way better instruction and even includes plans and a video tutorial how to build your own machine. When it’s built, it blows the doors off the Yudu machine. It also doesn’t pretend you have to spend millions of dollars on a few ounces of ink.

  • Anonymous

    For the price of a yudu, you can make your own with supplies from Home Depot! I actually did it myself (for less than $150)! The cost of the Yudu is quite expensive when you can do it yourself with real materials and inks.
    I have plans on how to make one if anyone wants to give it a try!

  • Becky Stern

    Please post up a link to the plans! =]