Screen Printing

United States
June 23, 2010 1:06pm CST
When I first started out, I thought I'd done something when I finally mastered iron-on transfers. Then I'd found out that most crafters use screen printing techniques to transfer images to fabric and other mediums. I'm looking to re-launch this summer and was trying to find out who does this and which kit or manufacturer is best. While Yudu is one of the most expensive, they say once you get the hang of it, the end results are worth the initial hassle. Does anyone who uses Etsy (or another craft e-commerce) utilize this technique often? Or have you ever tried it? Thanks.
3 responses
• United States
11 Jul 10
I make jewelry...but one of my Etsy friends does create her own artwork, and uses the screen printing technique to make tee-shirts and sweatshirts. I'm not sure how much she actually sells online, but I know she does pretty well at craft fairs, and consignment shops. Hope this helps.
@simonelee (2718)
• China
22 Jan 11
Hi there. I'm new to printing business and joined a seminar on how to screen print. I learned a lot from that two days seminar. My advice is it's better to learn first the basic and techniques in screen printing before investing in any machines. If i where to choose between silk screen over heat press, i prefer silkscreen cause the quality is good. Most printing business won't advice their clients to use heat press for their designs. By the way i read some complaints about YUDU that the machine is not user friendly...
• United States
24 Jan 11
Hi, do you have info about the seminar or who sponsors it?
@simonelee (2718)
• China
25 Jan 11
Hi.I just found it online and paid $90 for the actual training(currency converted into dollars). Why don't you also try searching online and find the nearest training center that might help you in improving your skills. Usually they will teach you screen printing and digital printing(that includes how to print in plates,mugs,bottom pins and etc.) And lastly where to get supplies for screen printing. You just have to be wise cause they don't usually tell where they get their materials,the cheapest one.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
23 Jun 10
well i cannot help you with your answer but i have to tell you that i find these screen prints to be very cool.