This is a contemporary botanical cyanotype print made using natural sunlight. The technique is combined with a Suminagashi marbling (a traditional japanese technique), that was previously coated on the watercolor paper. It is handmade and unique.
+ Title: Tropical Floating Forms
+ Edition Size: Unique / Monotype
+ Stamped and Certificate of Authenticity provided.
+ The paper measures 100cm x 70cm (about 40 in. x 28 in.), a standard frame 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.
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Wedding invitations look amazing as cyanotypes! They are unique prints for a unique, special moment.
If you want your wedding invitations to be printed as cyanotypes, 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.
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 send our medium and large-sized prints (anything larger than 50x70cm) with expedited shipping, which arrives in less than a week with tracking info.
For smaller prints, 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 for this size.