In WPI’s Chemistry and Biochemistry Launch Camp, students make cyanotype prints from images that they bring on a flash drive or email to the instructor.

That’s great, what are Cyanotypes?

Like any chemistry-based photographic technique from the 19th century (e.g. silver albumen, platinotype) cyanotypes rely on the interaction between a particular compound and light. In the parlance of photography this light sensitive compound is called a sensitizer.

That’s great, how do they do it?

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