Cyanotype Printing Technique Using Redox System in Application of Printed Hanging Fabrics Designs

Document Type : Original Article


1 Home Economics Department, Women's College Ain Shams University, Cairo. Egypt

2 Textile Printing, Dyeing and Finishing Department, Faculty of Applied Arts, Helwan University, Giza, Egypt

3 Home Economics Department, Women's College Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


The field of hand textile printing, considered as one of the most exciting branches of arts in combining multiple concepts and techniques. Whether it is in terms of its value, artistic originality, ability to form visual images with all its technical and aesthetic values. The field consists of many methods, each with its own broad and unique elaboration capabilities, through which it allows continuous experimental practice of the presented techniques, through creative technical expertise. The use of techniques based on iron ions in the formation of light-sensitive compounds is one of the uncommon techniques in the field of textile printing. It is Experimental printing field based on oxidation and reduction, such as, cyanotype techniques, which are iron-based photographic prints. One of the earliest photographic processes is the blue printing (cyanotype). Blue printing technology is one of the pictorial alternatives known as Siderotype. The main purpose of this study is to overview the uses of non-traditional manual printing techniques in textile printing field (especially, blue printing), in addition to applying this technique on hanging printing fabrics through innovative designs.


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Volume 66, Issue 13 - Serial Number 13
Special Issue: Applied Chemistry for Greener Life and Sustainability
December 2023
Pages 541-549
  • Receive Date: 24 March 2023
  • Revise Date: 12 April 2023
  • Accept Date: 14 April 2023