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- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: cyanotype
- From: "David P.Anderson" <davidp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 03:41:10 -0700
- Message-id: <199610111041.DAA14280@sul2>
- Organization: Digital Designs
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Patricia Grass wrote:
> Has anyone worked with this print making technique? We are doing a
> collaborative book and are experimenting with cyanotype as our method of
> "printing" the book. Some directions we have say the paper should be sized
> while others say the opposite. One source suggests you develope
the print with a sunlamp but we're having a hard time tracing down a
>sunlamp--lawsuits have driven them off the market it seems. Has
anyone >found another light source for development.
Any good source of ultraviolet light will work. Sunlamps
aren't really very efficient, they just used to be readily
>One source says that finished cyanotypes are sensitive to fingers
>touching them--can effect
>the print. This is not good
> for a book which is meant to be fingered. Does anyone have any
>experience with this?
I'm not sure what process you're using, what I'm used to, we
just used photographic fixer, and an incredibly long wash bath to
stabilize the prints.
>Several of our first experiments developed an image on exposure to
>light but the image washed away in the rinse bath. All comments are
Hope this helps.