The Big Cyanotype Exposure Survey – take part

The cyanotype is a great way to get started with alternative process, to help beginners figuring out the right exposure time – since they’re different dependent on your climate or where you are based – we are now doing a Cyanotype survey.

Email your experiences to us. Thank you!

The results will be published here shortly.

Your help is appreciated by many! Thank you.

1. How long and how do you print / expose your cyanotypes to UV light?
Please state which UV lightsource you’re using, a lightbox, a tanning unit, the sun:
If using the sun, please give the country or city/state you’re in, and times for:
– Summer morning:
– Summer midday:
– Summer afternoon:
– Winter morning:
– Winter midday:
– Winter afternoon:

Which type of negative do you use for these exposure times? Transparency, paper.



2. Do you tone your cyanotypes? If so, what do you use for toning?

3. Do you have a good supplier for cyanotype chemcials you can recommend?

Any other cyanotype printing tips or experiences you’d like to share?

If you would like to remain anonymous, please let me know, otherwise you’ll get a credit for supplying the info.

Email your answers to us.

The result can be seen here shortly. That’s it!

Many thanks.

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