Re: sort of funny question...

From: Judy Seigel ^lt;>
Date: 02/11/04-09:03:28 PM Z
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On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Christopher Lovenguth wrote:

> I was in the Whitney Museum the other night in the gift shop and I saw they
> had this art kit for kids to make “blue prints” that develop in running
> water. The kit contains 25 sheets of sensitized 5x7 paper with a plastic
> contact frame all for $10. Does anyone know if this is just blue paper (don’
> t know the technical name but what architects use) or cyanotype paper? I
> meant to buy some but got distracted by something else. For that price to
> have 25 sheets ready-made paper to use in a bind, I want to try it. Has
> anyone else? I know other companies make this stuff to for kids that
> probably sells at the Discovery Channel store, etc.

Chris, odds are that's Solar Graphics or a name like that, which I've seen
at the Metropolitan Museum, & other places. A friend of mine uses it to
teach children pinhole & similar "photo" rudiments... It's usually good
for that purpose, tho if it's out of date can be quite pale... However,
for a grown up photographer, doesn't have the density range even for "a
bind." But cyano A & B solution keep indefinitely in brown bottles with
plastic cap. And there's no way you can screw up just coating on paper,
even a good typing paper (which is about as heavy as the paper in that

For precoated *fabric*, see if is still in

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