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Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints

You Pay: $19.95

The Photographer's Formulary New Cyanotype Printing Kit was formulated by Dr. Michael Ware. The formula was established in the Jan/Feb. 1997 issue of Photo Techniques.

According to Dr. Ware, The "New" Cyanotype process uses a single sensitizer solution, having a long shelf life, to make prints of an excellent stable blue color and a long tonal response, and with a speed much faster than the traditional process."

The" New"  Cyanotype kit also loses little, if any, blue color in the final wash water, and is much more suited to a greater variety of papers.

This kit will produce approximately 50 - 8 x 10" prints if the sensitizer is applied with a glass coating rod (makes 100 ml (3.3 oz.) of solution).

Note! Item requires the use of mortar and pestle and 4 oz jug (none are included)

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Photographers' FormularyNew Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints
 
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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Consistent reactions (4)
  • Compact (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Printing (4)
    • Photography (3)
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    Easy

    This product is great for people just learning about the cyanotype process as well as for professional alternative processors. Everything you need is there, no shopping around to eight different websites for all the...Read complete review

    This product is great for people just learning about the cyanotype process as well as for professional alternative processors. Everything you need is there, no shopping around to eight different websites for all the chemicals and materials and then not really knowing what do with the chemistry or what the risks are. Yes, sometimes buying the bulk chemicals can be cheaper, but not by much I assure you. Besides, who wouldn't pay a little extra for convenience?

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    tedious but good

    This product was not what I was expecting.
    It took about two hours to complete the mixture, and part of it you have to keep at 120 degrees.
    Definitely a learning...Read complete review

    This product was not what I was expecting.
    It took about two hours to complete the mixture, and part of it you have to keep at 120 degrees.
    Definitely a learning experience.

    Didn't turn out quite as blue as I am use to, even when placing the print in hydrogen peroxide to bring out the blue.

    Totally makes what it says, and then some if you are conservative.

    I'd buy it again if need be, but I would prefer to buy the two parts premixed so that I don't have to go through the process of mixing part A and part B myself.

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    5.0

    Great product

    By Michele

    from Kansas City

    Comments about Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints:

    Easy to mix and lasts for a long time. As long as you keep the mixtures separate and in light tight bottles ( I use recycled hydrogen peroxide bottles) the solutions will stay good for at least a year or more.

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    3.0

    Prefer the Liquid Cyanotype Kit

    By STLPhotoGirl

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Need Extra Stuff
      • Time Consuming

      Best Uses

      • Photograms
      • Photography
      • Printing

      Comments about Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints:

      This is a fine kit, but mixing the chemistry is a lot of work. You need a lot of things: mortar and pestle, respirator/dust mask, gloves, funnel, coffee filter to filter out the muck, dark brown plastic container for the chemistry. Make sure you get all of your necessary accessories before you start mixing.
      I found the liquid cyanotype kit much easier to use. You just mix equal parts of A and B and you're ready to coat your paper, just like that.

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      3.0

      tedious but good

      By Lindy

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

      • Tedious

      Best Uses

      • Developing
      • Sunlight

      Comments about Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints:

      This product was not what I was expecting.
      It took about two hours to complete the mixture, and part of it you have to keep at 120 degrees.
      Definitely a learning experience.

      Didn't turn out quite as blue as I am use to, even when placing the print in hydrogen peroxide to bring out the blue.

      Totally makes what it says, and then some if you are conservative.

      I'd buy it again if need be, but I would prefer to buy the two parts premixed so that I don't have to go through the process of mixing part A and part B myself.

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      • No

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      4.0

      worked well

      By jeff

      from calgary, alberta, canada.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Few steps

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Printing

        Comments about Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints:

        pretty straight forward. you have to make one crystal to a powder which was some work with out proper grinder. other than that it worked really well.

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        5.0

        A 150 years old process that still works

        By xavier

        from Montréal, PQ, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Reactions

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Printing

        Comments about Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints:

        I used this kit with watercolor paper and high contrast negatives. the preparation of the coating solution was very easy, and once coated, it dries in mere minutes. the blue hue produced by this process are incredibely intense, and very good pictures can be obtain with a short exposure to sunlight. my average exposure time was around 10 minutes. ( but my negs are very dense. ) best results are obtained a few days after the solution was made, when it turns to a pale olive oil color.
        This kit is great!!

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        4.0

        Good, but RESPIRATOR SHOULD BE USED

        By GoGoPhotoChica

        from NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Consistent Reactions
        • Easily Cleaned

        Cons

        • Containers not included
        • Warnings not clear

        Best Uses

        • Developing

        Comments about Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints:

        This is a kit for the chemicals to make cyanotypes. It is very simple to use. HOWEVER, you should have amber eye-dropper bottles for the chemicals after you mix them, as your prints will not require much. THESE EYE DROPPERS ARE NOT INCLUDED. Also, the silver nitrate comes in crystal form which must be crushed with a mortar and pestle (also not included) before mixed and strained. THIS SHOULD BE DONE WITH A RESPIRATOR. BREATHING IN SILVER NITRATE IS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH. Something that is not mentioned in the instructions. Good product, if incomplete. Warnings should be posted clearly.

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        4.0

        Solid basic cyanotype kit

        By emmy

        from ct

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints:

        This was my first time making cyanotypes and this kit worked well for me- the prints are beautiful. However the directions were very unclear and I think you probably could find a kit that required fewer steps in mixing the chemicals.

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        5.0

        Easy

        By The Southern Belle

        from Charlottesville, VA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Consistent Reactions
        • Easily Cleaned

        Cons

        • Not enough chemistry

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Printing
        • Something New and Unique

        Comments about Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints:

        This product is great for people just learning about the cyanotype process as well as for professional alternative processors. Everything you need is there, no shopping around to eight different websites for all the chemicals and materials and then not really knowing what do with the chemistry or what the risks are. Yes, sometimes buying the bulk chemicals can be cheaper, but not by much I assure you. Besides, who wouldn't pay a little extra for convenience?

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Prussian blue is the best blue!

        By Photo Prof

        from Fort Wayne, IN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Reactions

        Cons

        • Complicated Mixing

        Best Uses

        • Photography

        Comments about Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints:

        Cyanotypes are a great way for students to dive into alternative processes. Results were consistent under both sunshine and UV box conditions. Mixing can be messy and time consuming.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        cyanotype kit

        By TM Easler

        from Campobello, SC

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Photographers' Formulary New Cyanotype Kit - 100ml/Makes 50 8x10" Prints:

              Easy to use. Almost mistake-proof. makes very nice prints

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