SolarFast: sunlight-developed dyes for paper and natural fabrics.

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Use SolarFast to print permanent photographs on fabric!


SolarFast dyes are used to create photograms, continuous tone photographs, shadow prints, and ombrès on fabric and paper. SolarFast is also great for painting, tie dyeing, screen printing, stamping, batik and more!

Permanent on all artist papers and natural fabrics, including cotton, linen, canvas, silk, hemp,  and wool. Color is washable and lightfast and leaves fabric completely soft.

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 color 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. Machine washing is recommended for textiles. Color development is not complete until after washing.

SolarFast thins and cleans up with water.
For screen printing applications, use SolarFast Thickener.

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