a process of photographic printing, used chiefly in copying architectural and mechanical drawings, that produces a blue line on a white background.
a print made by this process.
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How to use cyanotype in a sentence
Of the eight modes represented in the show, the most common today is cyanotype, invented in 1842 and long used to make architectural blueprints.In the galleries: Old-time technology with a contemporary twist | Mark Jenkins | August 5, 2022 | Washington Post
Marty Ittner’s swirling piece, a response to climate change, is rendered in the deep blues of cyanotype.In the galleries: A wide array of media carry election-year messages | Mark Jenkins | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
For Round 1 Mary snail mailed Elizabeth a cyanotype photogram, which she then bordered with inkjet-printed video stills.Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote. | Tanya Basu | September 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The positive cyanotype gives blue lines on a white ground, being the reverse of the ordinary blue print.The Manufacture of Paper | Robert Walter Sindall
It should then be put in the printing frame in the same way as the cyanotype paper and exposed to the sun.
Prints made upon this cyanotype paper have a beautiful blue tone, and are so simple and easily made that they are very popular.
British Dictionary definitions for cyanotype
another name for blueprint (def. 1)
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