Jacquard Cyanotype Set

Jacquard Cyanotype Set
Jacquard Cyanotype SetJacquard Cyanotype Set

Item: 26966

Complete chemical set to start cyanotype printing; with full instructions

Delivery: 1-3 Days


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We all know that in modern day Britain it can be difficult to accommodate a darkroom at home and even in education establishments there might not be the will or expertise to set up a darkroom from scratch. But that's no reason not to explore the fascinating world of analogue in a contemporary way.

Printing-out paper or Sunprints are based on the old process of cyanotype printing. Distinctive for producing Prussian blue monochromatic prints, Cyanotype photographs are made by placing objects such as leaves, shells, flowers or textured patterns onto the surface and exposing for a few minutes in sunlight onto a sheet of our paper. The paper is then rinsed with water for 30 seconds to reveal the print.

The result is an image formed by light and objects. The objects block light from the paper, creating white shapes. Areas not blocked - exposed to light completely - are blue/cyan. We thoroughly recommend this process for art and nature projects within schools. Developed in the mid-19th century, cyanotype was quickly embraced as an inexpensive method for reproducing photographs, documents, maps and plans (hence the enduring architectural term - blueprint).

This little kit is a great way to get started in cyanotype printing. It's also our cheapest set which makes it great for students and beginners.
The kit includes:
Part A - Potassium Ferricyanide 0.8 oz/23.2 g
Part B - Ferric Ammonium Citrate 1.9 oz/54.4 g
Full instructions for use on any natural surface, including cotton, linen, silk, canvas, wool, paper, wood and leather. Quick instructions are listed in the Manufacturer's Description.

This set contains enough chemistry to make approximately sixty-five 8 x10 inch prints on paper or fifty 8 x 10 inch prints on fabric, depending on the absorbency of the substrate.

Film negatives (Jaquard or PermaJet) can also be used to create the image if required.
Manufacturer’s Description
Quick Instructions:

Jacquard?s Cyanotype Set makes DIY cyanotype printing as easy as can be. The chemistry comes premeasured in lightproof black bottles. Simply fill each bottle with water to create Stock Solutions A & B and mix the two in equal parts to create the cyanotype sensitizer. Coat fabric or paper with the sensitizer and, once dry, create prints by exposing to sunlight or UV (3-15 minutes, depending on conditions), using objects or a film negative to create an image. After exposure, prints are processed in a tray of cool water and allowed to air dry over about 24 hours; prints will oxidize to their final deep blue color.

To instantly oxidize the print to its final color, submerge in a dilute bath of hydrogen peroxide after washing, then rinse and dry.
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