The alternative processes are also called ancient photographic processes. They are primitive photographic techniques.
Here you can find the necessary to make cyanotypes, but also to coat supports with liquid photo emulsion. You will also find all the necessary products to prepare your supports, to make counter-types, or compatible papers.
What is an alternative process?
These are primitive photo techniques, often discovered during experiments by the pioneers of photography.
Often they do not need to go through an enlarger, but the print is made by contacting a negative directly on the surface to be exposed.
The cyanotype is an old negative photographic process, by means of which one obtains a Prussian blue photographic print. This technique was developed in 1842.
The liquid emulsion consists in coating a diverse and varied support with the same photo emulsion that constitutes the silver photographic papers. Thus it is possible to draw an image with an enlarger on an object, a glass plate, a mirror, a car door, a coffin...
They are particularly suitable for making cyanotypes, Van Dyke prints, and platinum prints. Making platinum/palladium prints requires some experience before getting satisfactory results. On the contrary, it is very easy to get good results quickly with cyanotype, or with Van Dyke.