Sunlight-developed dye for paper and natural fabrics
Jacquard SolarFast dyes are used to create photograms, continuous tone photographs, shadow prints, as well as ombrès on fabric and paper. SolarFast is also great for painting, tie dyeing, screen printing, stamping, batik and more! Watch Video
Shake well before use. Apply SolarFast to fabric or paper using a brush, sponge or brayer. While still damp, expose the design to sunlight and watch the colour magically appear! Place objects on coated substrate to block development during exposure. Any object that casts a shadow will create a pattern. Use a film negative to create permanent photographs on paper or fabric. After exposure, wash out undeveloped dye with SolarFast Wash and hot water, agitating vigorously. We recommend machine washing for textiles. Colour development is not complete until after washing.
Create your own negatives using an inkjet printer and Jacquard SolarFast Film
SolarFast thins and cleans up with water. For screen printing applications, use the SolarFast Thickener.
Fabric/Fiber/Surfaces: all artist papers, wood and natural fibers, including: cotton, linen, canvas, and silk as well as hemp and more.
SolarFast Negative Generator– easily transform any image into a film negative
These images were created using a photograph on a transparency. We recommend using Jacquard SolarFast Film