Jacquard Cyanotype Pretreated Fabric Sheets
Looking to try something new? Cyanotype is an antique photographic printing process, developed in the mid 1800’s and distinctive for its rich blue colour.
Jacquard’s high-quality cotton sateen fabric sheets come pre-sensitized for cyanotype and ready to use, making sun printing easier than ever before. Just pull a sheet out of the package, place objects or film on top, expose to light, rinse and dry and you’ll have a rich, detailed print.
When Cyanotype fabric is exposed to sunlight a chemical reaction occurs but it won't reveal itself until you put it in water and then it will instantly turn blue!
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”). To make prints of photographs, just print the photo onto a transparency* and place that on top of the fabric instead of an object. You can even make prints from drawings by first drawing on a transparency—the possibilities are endless! Exposure time depends on conditions, but is generally 3-10 minutes.