Next to the saltprint, the oldest method of making photographic prints, once used mostly in luxography and photocopying (hence the blueprint), it is a fantastic tool for creating images with a characteristic blue tint. Since cyanotype tones really well, its natural colour needs not be an obstacle to using it for a wide range of subjects.

Prints made on appropriate paper and stored carefully will last well over a hundred years. Similarly to other iron based processes, cyanotype combines well with gum bichromate enabling the photographer to create unique images ith great depth and tonality.