Laser Dye 雷射染

cyanotype, laser projection, silk cotton, organza







雷射染計劃旨在工藝與程式藝術之間建立聯繫。通過利用可編程的DIY雷射投影機和最古老的照相工藝「氰版顯影」,在織物上形成永久成像。由於省略了在原始氰版工藝步驟中使用負片作為成像遮罩的步驟,這個光學工藝為在縫製好的衣服或相對脆弱且略微不平坦的表面上產生較大的「印花圖案」提供了可能性。雷射染是一個開發中的開源實驗染色項目,目前可以透過購買雷射振鏡模組、MOTU聲卡在家中DIY打印用的機器,軟體可以在這裡取得。

本項目獲得Youfab 2015國際競賽的入選作品,並在2018被選為Youfab歷年前50名作品。亦獲得了Reshape 19一等獎和2020年在Altaroma舉行的羅馬時裝週中的數位製造獎。 這是在另一個雷射染計劃「如果時間是可以穿戴且折疊的」中與服裝設計師陳翊羽羅柏麟的合作結果,陳翊羽設計了具方形特殊版型的服裝,將雷射染的光學特性實驗性的表現在具摺紙結構的紡織品上。

This project aims to establish a crosslink between craftsmanship and code art. by exploiting programmable DIY laser machine and the oldest alternative photography process “cyanotype", a permanent image can be formed on the garment. Also due to the omission of negative film in the original process, this alternative optical process opens the possibilities to produce large "prints" on sewed garments or relatively fragile and slightly uneven surfaces.Laser dye is a developing open source project, you may purchase the galvanometers module and MOTU sound card to build your own laser machine. The max code for controlling the laser machibne can be downloaded here.

This project has won the selected work title of Youfab Global Award in 2015, and has been selected as the top 50 selected work of Youfab, top 10 selected works of Reshape 2019. It also won the first prize of Reshape 19 and a digital fabrication prize of Rome Fashion Week in Altaroma 2020, presentec by Fondazione Mondo Digitale. It was another laser dye project “If Time Was Wearable and Foldable”, collaborated with a fashion designer Yiyu Chen and photographer Bo-Lin Lo. Yiyu Chen designed the garment with a special pattern in square shape, to experiment with the optical property of laser dye which is able to print on textile with origami alike structure.  Photography:





For the digital fabrication category, Fabricademy offered a week’s choice course to Laser Dye by Wei Chieh Shih (Reshape) from China, which aims to establish a link between craftsmanship and the art of code by using together two techniques: the oldest alternative photographic process the “cyanotype”, through which a permanent image can be formed on the fabrics, and the laser machine. Thanks to this approach, the coloring of the garment is the result of the effect of a photon excited by the infinite reflection between the mirrors inside the cavity of the diode which, landing on the fibers, produces blue molecules.