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Cyanotype & Van Dyke Brown Printing

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed

Cost: £95
Cyanotype & Van Dyke Brown
Cyanotype printing and Van Dyke Brown printing are both contact printing processes, where a negative or an object is placed onto photosensitised paper or fabric, and exposed to the sun or a UV light. Photosensitive emulsion is brushed onto the paper by hand, making each print unique. This camera-less, iron-based technique was invented by John Herschel in 1842. Cyanotype produces a Prussian cyan-blue print. Van Dyke Brown produces a deep brown print, similar to the popular paint pigment, Van Dyke Brown.

What you will need

  • Participants must email up to 4 digital images of your choice to Conor at [email protected]
  • Images should have a resolution of 300dpi, a size of 5×7’’ (2000 pixels on longer edge), and should have a good tonal range.
  • We will then make your negatives in advance for you to work with them and print them during the workshop.
  • Equipment and materials are provided.

What you will learn

  • A brief history of the processes.
  • An introduction to the chemicals and equipment needed.
  • How to mix the chemicals.
  • The paper choice and paper coating techniques.
  • The different sources of UV light.
  • Explore contrast control, processing, exposing, bleaching and toning.
  • Safe and proper handling of materials.

For more information contact Conor at [email protected]

Sector:
  • Arts
  • Education/training
Tags:
  • photography

Date and Time

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Location

23 Donegall Street
Belfast
BT1 2FF
United Kingdom

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