Cyanotype (Sun print)

Sun print overview

Sun prints, also called Cyanotype prints were first used in 1842 in the making of classical building blueprints. These days the same process is used in the making of creative prints on paper and material, using the sun’s UV rays as the activating agent of the print. This is a fun activity for the whole family, provided child supervision is present. Prints on average take between 5 – 10 min to fully develop, with overcast days taking up to 1 hour. The solution is considered a generally safe chemical solution to work with, however wearing gloves is suggested when working with the wet chemical solution. Care should be taken not to spill any of the solution on clothing or surfaces as it will stain and make lovely blue prints on most surfaces it can bind to.