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I have a new selection of printed Cyanotype cards for sale at Tom Foolery Coffee Company, Shoreham-on-sea, West Sussex, and Welcombe Pottery, Welcombe, Devon.  

Contact me if you would like further info.

Cyanotypes – a very brief intro

Cyanotypes were Invented by John Herschel in 1841 and then made popular by Anna Atkins who was a photographer and botanist.

It was a low-cost process to produce copies of drawings for engineers well into the 20 century – commonly known as blue-prints. This process was popular in Victorian England but as the photographic process became more sophisticated the photogram/cyan print became used mainly by artists.

Made by combining two chemicals: Ferric ammonium citrate (a green powder) and potassium ferricyanide (red crystals). This substance when mixed is sensitive to ultraviolet light (sunlight), the results are Prussian blueprints.