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    Commercial cyanotype papers

    I found stuffed in a drawer a pack of commercial cyanotype papers, the ones sold at craft stores and such as "sun print" paper. Anyone here ever try this stuff? Does it work just as well as the home made stuff? I think I might play around with some basic object printing today to try it out before I go to making my own.

    Never fiddled with it before, should be fun though!


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    Good luck, but they tend to go out of date quite quickly and you may find they don't work.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Thanx for the tip. I believe they are from this year, likely something my son got for Christmas. Just been forgotten about.

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    why don't you email them
    http://www.sunprints.org/
    and see what the lifespan is.

    its super cheap to make yourself
    as long as you have the chemistry.

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    They seem to be working, though I don't know what happened with the blue spotting on the one...




    Going to use up this pack to get a feel for the process and hopefully start making my own!


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    The blue comes with oxidizing, so try some hydrogen peroxide and see if the whole thing becomes dark blue.
    K.S. Klain

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    Just drop a small bit of bleach in the water for 'developing' this will fully oxidise the prints, or you could just wait and allow them to oxidise naturally.

    Not seen straight razors for quite a while!

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    They usually work better with "stuff" than with negatives, but they're fun.

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    In the past we have used the "commerical version" (at least for a one day workshop) with great success.

    http://www.blueprintsonfabric.com/

    This is their link.
    http://www.aclancyphotography.com

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    Having started making Cyanotypes about a week ago its really addictive, for very little money you can get quite a bit of solution and it goes a long way!

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