Kickstarter is well known for hosting some of the most creative and innovative projects that pop up in the tech world. Living up to this reputation, it is currently hosting a project titled ‘The Lumi Process.’ The process is an extra-ordinary thing in that it makes use of sunlight to print near-real graphics on a wide host of fabrics.
Naturally, this ought to be of great interest to artists and fabric designers. The process makes use of Inkodye dilutable, mixable water-based dyes. Moreover, you can print using these dyes on a whole lot of surfaces.
It is basically a photographic print process which can be used on cotton, silk, wool and even wood. The colors of the dye are also very durable and can through a number of washing without being damaged in the least.
The process is also able to print full-tone graphics, rather than the regular half-tone graphics. Moreover, the project claims that the printing can be accomplished without use of any high-end equipment or electricity and needs only sunlight.
To indulge, you an purchase a starter kit which contains 4 ounces of red, orange and blue dyes as well as a negative and a vignette-shaped pencil. This kit will put you back $35. You can purchase the entire system by paying more and by paying additional sum, you can also order additional amounts of the dyes.