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Does anyone know if Youtees (Lee) is still around and selling presses? I was interested in purchasing one and sent a few emails and haven't yet heard a response, from last Thursday.

Trying to decide between Youtees, Knight or Ryonet. I need to be able to produce 'somewhat' all-over prints, and I say 'somewhat' because it may only need to be all-over on one side. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Does anyone know if Youtees (Lee) is still around and selling presses? I was interested in purchasing one and sent a few emails and haven't yet heard a response, from last Thursday.

Trying to decide between Youtees, Knight or Ryonet. I need to be able to produce 'somewhat' all-over prints, and I say 'somewhat' because it may only need to be all-over on one side. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

Howie
Have you tried his youtube channel?
 

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He had some nice videos on youtube on coating and exposing screens that helped me a little. The last time I saw him on youtube he was on his back on a big skateboard going down a hill. I wish he would post more screenprinting videos.
 

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I'd say Lee is still making presses, he probably just doesn't post here anymore. Didn't seem like people were showing him much love when he was. Anyway,
I bought one of his kits last year and couldn't be happier with it. Does everything thing I need with a very small footprint, smaller than my 1 color Ryonet press (which is absolutely worthless). What e-mail did you try? I'm pretty sure he has a few and answers some more than others.
Also, if you don't end up getting hold of him there are other brands you should check out before buying. I don't think I'm familiar with Knight, but there are definitely better choices out there than Ryonet depending on your budget.
 

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Rodney - Yes, after your reply, I did send him a message through youtube, thanks.

PKYINK - I haven't contacted him through this forum. I sent an email to his website email address. I don't want to make a big deal of this, like i'm stalking him or something. But, I am interested in his press and i just had some questions for him before i purchased - like firstly, if he's still in business?? I've heard some good things about his press and it looks like a good place for me to start in SP to get my feet wet. Since you have one, maybe you can answer this: i will need to print all-over t-shirts, or at least on one side, going into the back possibly. I just wanted to know if his (youtees) press can handle larger screens and also if I could attach a larger platen or specialty platen? I wish he would answer my emails, i'm a little taken back as to why he hasn't, but i'm trying to give him the benefit of the doubt and maybe he's on vacation or something. It's logical that one would want to communicate with a vendor before making a purchase, correct? Especially if there are questions that need answered. Thanks for your time, man.
 

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Does anyone print all-over or "semi" all-over (only all-over on one side of the shirt) using youtees equipment?? I still haven't heard a response from Lee at youtees.net. I really need to know if his press can handle my kind of printing.
 

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Sear this guy on Youtube or google , SILK SCREEN NOW

Seems like he has nice 2 color press, and kits to go along with it...

And if ANYONE seen his videos on youtube or used it, what do you guys think about it,?
I got my very first press from him. It was an OK press for a hobby set up but the transaction was a mess. The family started feuding or something and booted him from the company and emails went unanswered, part of the shipment was not shipped It took months to get it then a few years later I see this guy on youtube with his own equipment. It was not a good experience but things may be better now that he branched out on his own.

This is the other site he was a part of homecashbusiness.com

I also have a silver press from Ryonet and if I compare the two Ryonet has a better built press than what this guy has to offer.
 

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the silkscreen now guy is a reaaly good dude i got a flash dryer and works great .. i actually learned a lot whatching his videos if u live in socal and you buy his kit he gives u free training.... i really recomend his i think his site is silkscreennow.com or .net not sure check him out
 

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I got my very first press from HCB where Bob used to be apart of also. That press has long been tossed as it was terrible. It was one of those assembly line types. This of course was back in 1999 or 2000 but I see from visiting the site looks like they have stepped it up a bit. I have seen the press that Bob is selling at a friends shop who only used it for a month before he upgraded. It was not sturdy enough for him. Then at the time Bob only sold up to a two color press which was not enough from the start. He ended going with a more professional press.
 

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i've given up on contacting Lee at youtees.net... countless emails and no response. Oh well.

I'm assuming to print the designs I have I would need an all-over press and pallet of some sort. I don't like just laying the shirt flat on a large pallet. I really like Action Engineering's AOP pallet with the fold down wings. I'm also trying to start this very cost conscious.

Any ideas from ANYBODY on suggestions for the right press and pallet combo would be greatly appreciated!! I'm tired of looking around and hopefully someone else's experience with this type of printing would help be find what I need to finally start printing these shirts.
 

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Back to the original topic of "Is Youtees (Lee) still around?" - To update... I have heard from him and he is still in business. He had some issues with his email account. He seems like a very knowledgeable guy, trustworthy and straight up.
 

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Lee is still around and has a new line of videos on youtube @ youteesdotnet, all one word as the user name. I purchased one of his machines a while back, and being a artist who makes small amounts of prints of my work, it is accurate and very dependable. Just doesnt look so commercial, but it works like a charm. YOUTEESDOTNET I think the new channel is.
 
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