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SEPTEMBER BUILD NIGHT Instructables + Lumi


Lumi and Instructables are the forces behind our next September Build Night to be hosted at NextFab Studio on Sunday, September 22nd at 12pm. This month’s build will focus on the revolutionary Lumi DIY alternative to screen printing which utilizes photographic print dyes on textiles and natural materials. 

Unlike traditional screen printing, which can be messy and impractical for prototyping, Lumi’s process of harnessing the power of the sun to activate a photo-dye allows designers to make professional style prints on natural fabrics without costly tooling. At the event we will learn more about this process and make customized t-shirts by utilizing these fabrication tools.


(1) Print Fabric with Light Kit
(1) 16 oz bottle of Inkodye
(1) Inkodye


The event is free of charge and open to the public.  Space is limited, so register today!

What to bring:

• a 100% cotton t-shirt to print on. If you prefer to print on something other than a cotton t-shirt please feel free to bring an object of natural absorbent fiber such as cotton, linen, raw silk, jute, hemp, burlap, wool, suede, or even raw leather. 

• A photo or design (as a .jpeg file) you'd like to transfer to the fabric.

Here are some links for more information and ideas on this innovative fabrication process to help get you in the mood for the build night:

Lumi build night


Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. In return, the participating organizasions will work with attendies to create step-by-step instructions to be posted on Instrucatables website.

We are very excited to see a lot of you, textile and screen printing lovers, at this event.

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  • Alex

    The Lumi orange dye didn't work so well, but it was still a fun meet-up.

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had fun. Let us know if you figure out how to make it work better.

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Rachel and Yulia!

    2 · September 22, 2013

  • Diana B.

    Make room for two more, my companion is sick, we will not be there(obviously) since it started already. My apologies.

    September 22, 2013

  • Tiffany R.

    Are there any cancellations? I would love to attend!

    September 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tiffany, I will not be attending. Please take my spot!

      1 · September 22, 2013

    • Tiffany R.

      THANK YOU!!!

      September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my jpeg is 804 by 293. hope that's big enough

    September 21, 2013

  • Jenn

    If I was to make a transparency by hand, would I just operate under the same ideas when generating them for regular screenprinting? Thinking up some sweet textile designs!

    September 9, 2013

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