DIAZO Photo Emulsion Kit 7 oz Screen Printing Solution
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28 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Just like a pro uses Jan 27, 2011
By Anna P. Teel
This was identical (other than color) to what we used in a professional screen printing shop. Moderation is key or you will have quite a mess on your hands... and screen, and floor, and anything else you are near. I used this with the YUDU printing machine. It worked well for the small jobs I did. I just used the ink squeegee that came with the machine. It probably would've been easier with a better squeegee but I was just doing one or two screens at a time and it didn't require a lot of precision. If you have a smaller design, you can put emulsion only across where your design will be to conserve. Just be sure to tape it off well. You can spread this stuff pretty thin too. I think I made 10 or 15 full screens with this bottle. It's the consistency of white glue and smells pretty similar. If you spill, it's easy to clean up with a wet cloth/paper towel or wait til it dries and peel it off. This is easily removed with the YUDU emulsion remover.
19 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Daizo and Speedball make overall good stuff. Aug 26, 2011
By Kristopher C. Hunt
The first thing you want to do is check that nothing has broken, spilled, or dried. The emulsion with be thick like glue and blue in color. The remover will be thin and clear like medical alcohol or bleach. Both should have cardboard gasketed lids and foil caps on them. The sensatizer (tiny bottle) should be either dry and at the bottom, or thick and at the bottom. If any of the sensatizer is spilled out of the little bottle (along the threads or down the side) send the kit back for a new one immediately. The product is good if you get it undamaged, but Speedball uses incompetant monkey powered robots made from scrap pulled from the Robot Wars set to package everything so check your stuff.
As for operation, when the sensatizer is added to the emulsion it turns a good medium (not quite emerald) green and will turn back to blue after it cooks out when you burn the stencil. Look for a light-medium blue hue and the uncooked parts under the negative image should have a yellow, jaundace like hue to them. When cleaning out the emmulsion make sure to wipe up messes immediately as the emulsion leaves yellow stains on nearly every surface known to man, including porcelin and the steel rim around my sink. Trial and error for new users will happen, just don't leave emulsion in a screen for a long period of time if you don't want a permenant stencil, and clean the screen completely before letting it dry if you don't want a permenant stencil (yes the emulsion remover may make the emulsion impossible to remove. Don't ask me how, I failed mad science 101).
26 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Great, easy to use product! May 10, 2010
I've used screen printing products on and off for quite a few years now on various projects. Because my projects varied, I was never able to nail down a good exposure time. This product made exposure easy. It changes color as it hardens so all you have to do is keep an eye on it, and when the exposed area turns blue - You're done! So easy.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Works with Yudu Jun 07, 2011
I bought this product because the Yudu products are too expensive. I haven't tried the sheets that come with a Yudu yet, I hear they are difficult. This one took a bit of trial & error to get the thickness etc correct. But after some trial, I learned not to get it too thick. I use a paintbrush to apply & a squeegee to even it out. Then you dry in the rack. It's pretty easy once you experiment.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Perfect for Yudu Jul 17, 2012
By B. Lewis
This product is great! I can't believe how easy it is to use. I don't understand why the Yudu system uses the plastic-backed emulsion sheets--which are very difficult to attach to the screen--when liquid emulsion is much easier and forgiving.
I purchased this specifically for use on my Yudu mesh screen. I've tried it on both 110 and 220 screens and both were very easy to apply. You don't need anything else if you have a Yudu--just the squeegee, screen, and emulsion. Oh, and make sure you wear gloves! The additive you put into the emulsion WILL stain your hands and tends to get on everything very easily.
It takes 30 seconds to coat both sides of a screen evenly after you get the hang of it. I've only done a few but I still have a lot left in the bottle. I can't really estimate how many screens this will cover, but it's a whole lot more economical than the Yudu branded sheets.
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