WHAT YOU'LL GET
This is an exclusive and handprinted limited edition of a cyanotype print.
This image is of a Tardigrade, also known as Water Bear or Moss Piglet - one of the cutest microscopic animals.
+ Edition Size: 250
+ Stamped and Certificate of Authenticity provided.
+ The paper measures A4 (about 8.2 in x 11.7 in) size.
+ All prints are made on high-quality Italian watercolor paper.
WHAT IS A CYANOTYPE
The cyanotype (a.k.a. sun-print) process is one of the oldest in the history of photography, dating back to the 1840's.
Cyanotypes were then made famous by Anna Atkins, considered the first female photographer!
Inspired by nature, we feel the need to look back at a craft that is handmade, analogue, and using an all-natural light source: the sun.
Our cyanotypes are made by coating high-quality Italian watercolor paper with a light-sensitive emulsion. We then expose it in direct sunlight for several minutes using a photo negative to get the best image quality. Finally, the print is washed and fixed with water to stop the reaction and prevent fading.
What you get is an amazing, royal blue image... with absolutely no ink involved! And since each print is handmade, tones will give gorgeous, subtle variations. The beauty of cyanotypes is that each print is absolutely unique. .
*** Please note the frame in the photo is for illustrative purposes only and is not included ***
*** If you need the prints faster , please select expedited shipping and you'll receive them in about three days ***
1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
We specialize in custom orders!
If you have a photograph that you want to be printed as a cyanotype, please get in touch with us and we can work out the details together. Generally, we would need a high-resolution jpeg of your image and we can take it from there.
We can make a number of custom size prints, all the way from A6 (that's about the size of a 4x6 inch photograph) up to A1 (24x33 inches).
Also, pricing changes for multiples of the same image, so if you want 5 to 10 to 100 prints of the same image, let's say for wedding invitations, business cards, or personalized Christmas cards, the price will go down.
However, we require a minimum purchase of 3 copies per custom order.
Since cyanotypes are one of the oldest photographic prints known, they must be stored properly. Cyanotypes involve an intricate process with light-sensitive chemicals and high-quality papers to get the best image quality possible, so they are very different to regular inkjet prints.
Although image quality is quite stable, there may be some fading if exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time, and placed in extremely humid or acidic environments. For your print to last a lifetime, which it can, it would be best to put it in a glass or plastic frame, and try to keep it indoors, away from direct UV light- indirect light is fine! If you have any more questions, please ask!
We offer discounts for the purchase of multiple prints, whether it be the same image or a series of images. Please contact us for specific details about your order.
Remember that each cyanotype print is unique, since they are all hand-made and exposed in direct sunlight, so there may be subtle variations in tone and texture. When expecting multiple prints of the same image, don't expect them to all be exactly the same, there may be small variations- that's the beauty!
We can only provide a tracking number when expedited shipping is selected. If you decide to use our free shipping option, we can't provide tracking info.
Feb 12, 2019
Such a beautiful print. My favorite science geek was THRILLED. Thank you :)
Jan 2, 2019
I expected the print to arrive in a tube but the shop is obviously smarter than I am lol! It arrived in a carton packaging with a "do not bend" warning on it which is very thoughtful. The gift was sent directly to the recipient of the gift (I, who ordered it, didn't see it so could not "prepare" it) so I would have appreciated if the type had been "ready". Instead, some numbers were written on the type (like the number of the copy or whatever). The shop also proposed to add a "Christmas note" with my message but it appeared to be a little piece of carelessly cut white paper. I personally would prefer not to add it if I knew how it looked like. The print arrived on time. And in real life it looks as beautiful as on photos. There was also some interesting info about the process of cyanotype printing which is nice.