Cyanotype Set

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Cyanotype Negative Generator

To easily transform any image into a negative,
Negatives may be printed on SolarFast Film
or any other film media.

Cyanotype Set

2 Component Set for photographic blueprints on paper and fabric

Anna Atkins FernCyanotype is an antique photographic process distinctive for producing Prussian blue monochromatic prints. 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”).

Famously, it was also used by Ana Atkins and other field biologists for indexing plant specimens—the first photograms ever made! Cyanotype is a remarkably simple process that employs two inexpensive chemicals and sunlight/UV. Prints can be made on any natural fiber: paper, cotton, silk, wool, wood, etc. 

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.

Any natural surface, including cotton, linen, silk, canvas, wool, paper, wood and leather.

(Item JCY1100) - peggable


  • Part A - Potassium Ferricyanide 0.8 oz/22.68 g
  • Part B - Ferric Ammonium Citrate 1.9 oz/53.86 g
  • Instructions

This set contains enough chemistry to make approximately 65 – 8.5”x11”/21.59 cm x 27.94 cm prints
on paper or 50 – 8.5”x11”/21.59 cm x 27.94 cm prints on fabric, depending on the absorbency of the substrate.

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PDF - Cyanotype Detailed InstructionsCyanotype Detailed Instructions

PDF - Cyanotype FAQsCyanotype FAQs

PDF - Cyanotype Tips and TroublshootingCyanotype Tips and Troubleshooting

PDF - Cyanotype vs. SolarFast Fact SheetCyanotype vs. SolarFast Fact Sheet

PDF - Toning Cyanotype PrintsToning Cyanotype Prints

Also available Cyanotype Chemistry, Cyanotype Pretreated Fabric Sheets and Cyanotype Pretreated Mural Fabric