Cyanotype is an antique photographic printing process, developed in the mid 1800’s and distinctive for its rich blue color. Jacquard’s high-quality cotton sateen fabric comes pre-sensitized for cyanotype and ready to use, making sun printing easier than ever before. Just pull the sheet out of the package, place objects on top, expose to light, rinse and dry and you’ll have a rich, detailed print.
Here’s how it works: when the cyanotype fabric is exposed to sunlight, a chemical reaction occurs. It won’t reveal itself, though, until you put the fabric in water. Then it will instantly turn blue!
1.52m x 2.13m
So how do you make a print? Place objects on the fabric to block the light: anywhere the sunlight doesn’t touch will remain white and leave a photographic impression on the fabric (this is called a “photogram”).You can even make full-body prints by lying on top of the mural fabric for the duration of the exposure (careful not to move!). Exposure time depends on conditions, but is generally 3-10 minutes
*Photos must first be inverted into negative, just like with other traditional photographic processes. To easily transform any image into a negative,
Negatives may be printed on SolarFast Film
or any other film media.