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.
LUMI PROVIDED MATERIALS:
(1) Print Fabric with Light Kit
(1) 16 oz bottle of 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:
ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS
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.