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SolarFast Film, Thickener and Wash

 SolarFast Film, Thickener and Wash


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SolarFast ™

Newly improved:
Now odorless and safe for children!

- no more ammonia
- kid-friendly
- more consistent exposure times
- brighter and cleaner colors
- a more stable dye

SolarFast sunlight-developed dyes are used to create photograms, continuous tone photographs and sun prints on paper and natural fabrics. SolarFast is also great for painting, tie dyeing, screen printing, stamping, batik and more. No heat setting, chemical or steam fixing necessary!

Check out - a website for easily turning photos into film negatives to use with SolarFast™ dyes.


  • Apply SolarFast to fabric or paper using a brush, sponge or brayer. While still damp, expose the design to sunlight and watch the color magically appear!
  • Place objects on the coated substrate before exposing, to block development. Any object that casts a shadow will create an image. Use a film negative to create permanent photographs on paper or fabric.
  • Prints are washable, lightfast and archival. The dye leaves fabric completely soft. On paper, SolarFast has zero relief and will not affect the texture of the printed surface whatsoever.

SolarFast thins and cleans up with water.

For screen printing applications, use SolarFast Thickener.

all artist papers, wood and natural fibers, including: cotton, linen,
canvas, silk and hemp

Sizes - 14 colors
4 fl oz/118 ml (Item JSD1)
8 fl oz/.24 L (Item JSD2)
32 fl oz/.94 L (Item JSD4)
1 gal/3.78 L (Item JSD5)

Also Available
Class Pack
, Kit, Thickener, Wash,
Film and Film Marker          

PDF 2SolarFast Instructions

PDF 2SolarFast Step Wedge and Instructions

PDF 2SolarFast Exposure and Color Details

PDF 2SolarFast FAQ's and Troubleshooting

PDF 2SolarFast Tips and Tricks


  100 Golden Yellow   104 Red   108 Teal   112 Brown
  101 Orange   105 Violet   109 Green   113 Black
  102 Burnt Orange   106 Purple   110 Avocado
  103 Scarlet   107 Blue   111 Sepia