The Cyanotype process dates back over 160 years and was discovered by Sir John Herschell in 1842. It was the first successful non-silver photographic printing process.
In 1843 scientist Anna Atkins used the cyanotype process to produce illustrations for her book “Photographs of British Algae” which is regarded as the first book to be illustrated by photographic means. Anna Atkins is also regarded as the first female photographer.
Cyanotype is an old photographic process that makes beautiful, one-off cyan-blue print images. This process can be used with either paper or fabric and the exposure of an image either by using a contact acetate negative or by the making of a photogram.