Van Dyke Brown Printing, is nearly identical in simplicity, low cost technique but yields a rich brown color as opposed to the blue of cyanotypes.
Chris Byrnes is an Australian photographer after spending 9 years taking a BA. She loves printmaking and shows her cyanotypes, pinholes and vandykes.
From: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Shows: Cyanotypes, Pinholes, Vandykes
The chapter called “Vandyke brown” of Sarah Van Keuren’s book “A Non-Silver Manual: Cyanotype, Vandyke Brown, Palladium & Gum Bichromate with instructions for making light-resists including pinhole photography”.
Elizabeth Graves examines the effects of ageing on the "blue vandyke" process.
Wynn White’s description of the Vandyke process with variations.
Kallitype process: A silver-iron method for making permanent prints in gold, palladium and platinum metals by Sandy King.
Argyrotype is a user-friendly iron-based silver printing process that produces brown images on plain paper. It is derived from the Argentotype, Kallitype, and Vandyke processes of the 19th Century, but has greater simplicity, improved image stability, and longer sensitizer shelf-life.
Photographers’ Forumlary has developed a kit to introduce you to Kallitypes without having to take a degree in chemistry. Read instruction sheet
Elizabeth Graves tries out the Kallitype printing kit from the Photographer’s Formulary and gives us a couple of good tips.
As they are similar in their make-up, many confuse Kallitypes with Vandykes (also called Vandyke Browns) and even Argyrotypes. Wynn White clarifies things for us in this overview. Recipes for the fixer is also included.