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Picture of Photo-Printed Silk Ribbon
Only with Inkodye can you create this incredibly easy and rewarding DIY project! Because Inkodyes are truly photographic you can use them with black & white negatives to create your very own photo printed silk ribbon.

Use your ribbon in your hair, around your waist on a summer dress, on a gift, wrapped or not, or cut it into sections and give them away as adorable bookmarks!



Total tutorial time: 15 minutes

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
 Inkodye, foam brush, pins, silk ribbon, b&w negatives and a work surface board
 
imark772 months ago

this is completely awesome.

the only downside is finding places that develops film without the "here's your CD, will keep the negatives" thing. i Got like 25 roles.

-vitti-1 year ago
it's very cool!!! but, where can i buy inkodye?? (i live in Italy!!) :-) thank you!!
Lumi (author)  -vitti-1 year ago

You can buy Inkodye on our website http://store.lumi.co (we ship to Italy) or from a store in your country: http://lumi.co/international

Awsome and cute. :) I wanna try to make one.

Very cool! I would love it if you could buy inexpensive large quantities of this stuff to use with an enlarger.
Lumi (author)  monkeysinacan1 year ago
You can buy gallons of Inkodye if you apply for a Pro account (it's free!) >> http://partners.lumi.co/

But enlargers typically don't put out enough UV light intensity to develop Inkodye prints properly - but worth experimenting :)
Ohhh right... UV light. I may have to experiment with Full Spectrum and UV bulbs.
kerikins1 year ago
oooohhhhh...very cool! You could use a lot of ribbon, and make a lamp shade! That would also be an awesome nightlight medium! Limitless possibilities!
seems a shame to go to all that effort to print on a rough cut piece of ribbon... I would suggest finishing the ends so the fabric does not fray or unravel. Looks like one would need to use seriously high-contrast negs to have the pictures be visible at all. Can objects be used instead, as with the photosensitive paper kits?
Lumi (author)  prickly vegan1 year ago
Yes, objects can easily be used too!
Bettybstt1 year ago
I had no idea there was such a product. Looks like fun. Nice instructable.
PennyPoet1 year ago
I love this instructable! Well done ! I am going to try this. Look at Vogue Magazine Nov 2013 issue with Kate Moss on cover, page 254, for some very cool urban photo printed fabric on dresses. Looks like single photo printed not repetitive fabric printing, very unique & gorgeous
myrrhmaid1 year ago
What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing. I want to try this!
r_harris21 year ago
This would be great for making table decorations for a graduation or anniversary party. It is possible to "Transform" color negatives from those old photos into B&W, although I am no expert and the results are not always great.

This method will probably also work with SOME color negatives, but the quality of results are hard to predict. Still, for printing some nostalgic pictures for special decorations, it might be worth experimenting.
Adorable!