Lumi Inkodyes


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Lumi Inkodyes

 

 Method: Printing a T-Shirt with Lumi Inkodyes
     
 

Step One
Place a T-shirt on a wooden board or movable flat surface so that it can be easily taken outside. 

 

Step Two
To prevent Inkodye from bleeding through to the back of your T-shirt insert a flat piece of cardboard inside. Mask out the area to avoid ink from spreading. 

     
 

Step Three
Use Inkodye straight out of the bottle or experiment by mixing colours. Paint an even coat to the entire space (don't over saturate). 

 

Step Four
Place your object onto the painted area.

     
 

Step Five
Take the board with your T-shirt out into the sun and allow to expose. For even exposure, rotate the wood surface a few times to avoid shadows and soft lines.

 

Step Six
After 10–12 minutes, take your T-shirt inside and remove objects. 

     
 

Step Six
Use Inkowash to wash off undeveloped Inkodye. Use a washing machine so the fabric is well agitated. 

 

Step Seven
Your T-Shirt is now ready to wear! 

 

 Method: Using Lumi Inkofilm
     
 

Step One
Choose a photo. An image with bold shapes and good contrast will create better prints. 

 

Step Two
Turn image into a  negative; i.e. invert the image so that black & white are reversed (use photoshop or Inko App). NB: 35mm negative strips are already inverted. 

     

Step Three
Using an inkjet printer, print image onto the tacky side of an  Inkofilm transparency sheet. Do this twice. You need TWO negatives.

Step Four
Follow Steps One and Two as outlined in the above Inkodye T-shirt project.

Step Five
Place negatives together and align. Place negatives on top of the Inkodye coated fabric. The tacky, printed side of your negative should be facing up.

 

Step Six
Expose in sunlight or under a UV lamp. At noon on a sunny day your print should develop in about 12 minutes; cloudy days allow 20–30 minutes. 

 

Step Seven
Take your project back inside, away from direct sunlight or UV, and peel off the negative to reveal your print.  NB: At this stage fabric is still sensitive to sunlight, and may further develop!

Step Eight
Use Inkowash to wash off undeveloped Inkodye.

 

 Exploration: Lumi Inkodyes
     
 

Everyday Objects
Explore creating designs with other found objects including those found in nature. 

 

Shibori
Soak fabric in Inkodye and lay pinched and scrunched in sun to expose. 

Click here to see our full range of Lumi Inkodyes! 

Foam Brush 1" - 25mm 12's
$8.45
Foam Brush 2" - 50mm 12's
$9.30
Inkofilm 8" 10's
$24.00
Inkocap Roller
$16.00
Lumi Inkowash 237ml
$23.00
Lumi Inkodye 237ml Sepia (WHILE STOCKS LAST)
$23.00
Lumi Inkodye 237ml Blue (WHILE STOCKS LAST)
$23.00
Masking Tape 50m x 24mm
$2.35
Calico Bag with Handles 35x45cm 10's
$25.95
Calico All Purpose Case 5's
$15.95
Calico Tea Towel 5's
$15.95