My print looks blurry. What can I do?

  • Improve the contact between your fabric and the object (or negative) you are using to block light. It is possible that your object (or negative) is lifting off of the fabric. Smooth out your negative before pinning it or try using a thin sheet of glass or acrylic to hold it down. For shadow prints you can also flatten leaves, flowers and other objects in a book to help improve contact.
  • 3-dimensional objects can cause undesirable soft/fuzzy edges around your shadow print. For best results, use flat, thin objects. It also helps to print at noon when the sun is directly overhead and rotate your print during exposure to ensure that light reaches all around the edges of your object.