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Cyanotype Pretreated Mural Fabric

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!

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.

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Pretreated Mural Fabric

(Item JCY1105)
5' x 7'/1.52 m x 2.13 m Cotton Sateen Fabric Sheet 

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During a recent residency at THREAD, artist Andrea Bergart created drawings and solar prints in Senegal using Jacquard Cyanotype.