Lumi Co. creates prints that were previously impossible. Using their new technology, two young designers want to turn the fashion world upside down! Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 22, 2010.
About this project
Our products are crafted with the utmost care and the best materials available.
This versatile nubuck leather bag measures 14" x 10", features beautiful photography by Dave Lefner, has a zippered closure, and also an internal zip pocket in its soft wool lining. Use it to carry documents for work, your MacBook, or your evening essentials as you run out the door!
Available on maple veneer (pictured) or leather.
INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: For international shipments please add $15 to your pledge.
Advantages of the Lumi Process
- New Technology. Can print on materials and garments in ways that were previously impossible, opening the door to create truly innovative products and looks.
- Photographic Quality. Creates prints with full-tonal gradation - no half toning necessary like with screen printing.
- Natural Materials. Has the ability to print on nearly all natural materials, unlike sublimation printing - No chemical pre-treating or impregnating fibers with synthetics!
- Eco-Safe. No damaging chemicals are used in the process. Has no effect on the feel and the smell of the original material. Close your eyes and you can't tell its printed!
- Wash-fast Creates completely wash-fast, vivid prints - won't fade or degrade with washing.
- Prints Over Texture. Lumi can print on textured materials and also over seams on already sewn products.
What is Lumi? What are our plans for it?
Lumi is a brand new textile printing process that creates vivid photo-realistic imagery on all natural materials, including raw leather. With the ability to print full tonal gradations, Lumi can reproduce photography and art in an authentic and durable way.
The Lumi process has undergone nearly five years of research and development. Originally conceived in 2005 as a new way to print t-shirts for Jesse Genet’s fashion company, Lumi has grown into a revolutionary print process with fantastic capability.
Now, teamed up with partner, Stephan Angoulvant, Lumi Co. is ready to finish development and go to market. We plan to use the process to create an incredible product line featuring previously impossible prints! We’re also eager to collaborate with great photographers and fashion brands.
What are you investing in? Why $12,000?
When you pledge to Lumi Co. you are investing in a revolutionary new print technology & two design students determined to earn the Lumi process its place in the fashion world. Your pledges directly support the scientific development of the process, production equipment, as well as the costs associated with bringing Lumi to the marketplace.
$12,000 is what we calculated as the minimum amount of capital needed to allow us to continue R&D, upgrade our equipment for production, and have enough working capital to develop products and open our doors to collaborators in the first quarter of 2010!
How You Can Help!
We appreciate all of your help and support. There are three important ways you can help Lumi succeed.
- Pledge. Launching a new technology isn’t easy. We’ve invested a lot of our own money into the project, but your pledges could help us make Lumi a success.
- Join. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter. While you’re there, don’t forget to tell us your thoughts. We LOVE to hear from you!
- Talk. Have a blog? Or a friend who might find Lumi Co. interesting? Spread the word, and let us know if you need more info. or photos!
Thanks for your support! — Stéphan & Genet
You're in luck! We've launched a second Kickstarter campaign focused on bringing you the tools you need to make your own Lumi prints. Our new campaign called 'Print on Fabric Using Sunlight: The Lumi Process' will walk you through the process and you can pledge for DIY printing kits!
Pledge $5 or more
Included for all our backers — Receive our exclusive Kickstarter newsletter and periodical discounts on Lumi Co. products. Special coupons and big savings ONLY for our Kickstarter friends!
Pledge $15 or more
TWO Lumi-printed coasters. Made from thick belting leather, these beautiful coasters highlight the Lumi process with photographs from our fantastic Los Angeles location. ALSO includes the exclusive newsletter and discounts.
Pledge $30 or more
ONE Lumi-printed card wallet. Made possible by our printing technology, these fine leather wallets feature high-resolution photography from our gorgeous Los Angeles location. Hand made at Lumi Co., these will store two to three credit cards and a few business cards. Perfect for your back pocket! ALSO includes the exclusive newsletter and discounts.
Pledge $40 or more
SPECIAL OFFER - For the final hours, we're offering our Lumi-printed leather card wallets with your custom graphics! You will have a choice of three different colors: teal blue, brick red or sepia brown.
Pledge $60 or more
ONE card wallet AND a set of FOUR coasters. These hand-made Lumi-printed leather goods feature beautiful photographs from our Los Angeles location. The natural finish on Lumi leather products can only be achieved using our new technology! ALSO includes the exclusive newsletter and discounts.
Pledge $120 or more
ONE 11 by 17 inch art print. Choose a photograph from our beautiful Los Angeles location to be Lumi-printed on YOUR CHOICE of either maple wood veneer or fine white leather. These gorgeous prints best display our process' high resolution and unparalleled quality. ALSO includes the exclusive newsletter and discounts.
Pledge $240 or more
We're making the first run of our high-end leather envelope specially for Kickstarter backers! Be the first to receive ONE of our beautiful 10 by 14 inch slim bags printed using our proprietary process on fine full-grain leather. This zippered envelope conveniently fits documents or may be used as handbag. You will be able to choose from a variety of high-quality imagery and finishes when the line is finalized. ALSO includes the exclusive newsletter and discounts.
Pledge $500 or more
Receive ONE PERSONALIZED leather envelope AND an invitation to our launch party! We will work with you individually to create a bag that responds to your detailed requests. Apply your personal photography or artwork and choose from a wide variety of colors and finishing options. You will also be invited to an exclusive event at our offices in downtown Los Angeles for the release of our fashion line! ALSO includes the exclusive newsletter and discounts.
Pledge $1,000 or more
Receive ONE PERSONALIZED 11 by 17 inch art print, ONE PERSONALIZED leather envelope, an invitation to our launch party AND recognition as a founding patron on our website — We will work with you individually to create an art print using any imagery you provide (or from our curated selection), printed on your choice of our natural materials. You will also receive a customized leather envelope as detailed in the $500 level.
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