Lumi Photo Printing Kit Enters the ‘Shark Tank’

Lumi: InkodyeLUMI: PRINT WITH LIGHT "Lumi is a revolutionary new permanent photographic print process that utilizes a unique water-based series of dyes which develop their color through exposure to sunlight. The applications are potentially endless, with a long list of fabrics, fibers and materials like cotton, linen, wool, silk, leather, jute and wood — just to…2012-01-16T19:43:39.000Z

Lumi entered the Shark Tank on February 13. Their kit enables consumers to print their own images on fabric. Jesse Genet had the idea for the company in 2005 and now has a business partner, Stephan Ango. Watch Genet explain her company’s uniqueness in the clip above.

The process uses a dye called Inkodye, that develops photographic images on fabric using just the light of the sun.

You can buy the kit on Amazon for $20.99.

The kit contains:

1x Plum, 1x Blue, 2x Black Snap Packs
2 Inkowash Sachets
4 Inkofilm 8.5″ Inkjet Films
Project Board
Test Negative

In February of 2010, the company raised $13,597 on Kickstarter. View their campaign here.

Customers put their creations on the Lumi Instagram page. Here are some creative ones:

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✂️ #inkodye #regram @mciemian

A post shared by Lumi (@lumi) on Feb 12, 2015 at 7:46am PST

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#make something great today…. With #inkodye ;)

A post shared by Lumi (@lumi) on Mar 6, 2014 at 1:41pm PST

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