SolarFast sunlight-developed dyes are used to create photograms, continuous tone photographs and sun prints on paper and natural fabrics. SolarFast is also great for painting, tie dyeing, screen printing, stamping, batik and more. No heat setting, chemical or steam fixing necessary!

Check out – a website for easily turning photos into film negatives to use with SolarFast™ dyes.

How is it used?

  • 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 the coated substrate before exposing, to block development. Any object that casts a shadow will create an image. Use a film negative to create permanent photographs on paper or fabric.
  • Prints are washable, lightfast and archival. The dye leaves fabric completely soft. On paper, SolarFast has zero relief and will not affect the texture of the printed surface whatsoever.
  • Check out the SolarFast video here.

SolarFast thins and cleans up with water.

For screen printing applications, use SolarFast Thickener.

all artist papers, wood and natural fibers, including: cotton, linen,
canvas, silk and hemp

Sizes – 14 colors
4 fl oz/118 ml (Item JSD1)
8 fl oz/.24 L (Item JSD2)

Also Available
SolarFast Thickener (for screen printing)
4 fl oz/118 ml (Item JSD1901)
8 fl oz/.24 L (Item JSD2901)

SolarFast Wash
4 fl oz/118 ml (Item JSD1902)
8 fl oz/.24 L (Item JSD2902)

SolarFast Film
8 sheet pack, 8-1/2″ x 11″ (Item JSD1000)