If you want to try photochromics, but find paints and inks a bit inconvenient, try this innovative material. It delivers simplicity on a clever sheet you can cut and stick, wherever you like!
Photochromic film changes colour under the heat of the sun or with strong UV light.
This effect is reversible. You can take it away and put it back under the sun as many times as you want, to witness this amazing reaction. Starting out as translucent, it only takes a few seconds for the coating on the film to react with sunlight and become vibrant in colour. After around 10-15 seconds, the photochromic sheet will to revert to being colourless when under shady conditions. However due to its sensitivity, do not keep this product outside in sunlight for a prolonged period (4+ hours), as its UV responsive properties will become damaged.
SFXC photochromic film is a fantastic, no- mess alternative to screen printing ink, when using smart materials such as photochromics. This product has a wipe clean surface and can be cut with ease using a craft knife, guillotine or scissors.
We stock sheets of adhesive photochromic film in cyan, red and purple in various sizes. For application these films are ideal for UV awareness and covering printed material or graphics. As you can imagine, the design opportunities for using photochromic materials such as this are limitless. A fun, child-friendly way to use this sheet is to draw on them with a UV light pen!
You will find our photochromic film in the SFXC smart materials demonstration packs sold on this page. There are small and large pack options available.
If you would like to try our photochromic inks, they are available here.
For all the bright-sparks out there, this sun sensitive material is ready to use in any creative project!