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Create a tintype from your photograph

We are a full service digital tintype studio and specialize in digital tintypes providing an opportunity for anyone to own a tintype. Our team treats each image as a historical artifact and takes great care to provide you with the highest quality product.

Our digital tintypes are created from authentic collodion formulas that we make by hand.  Our collodion recipes are created from the 1860's photographer's formula book, The Silver Sunbeam.  We make our varnish by hand as well, it is created using the same traditional formulas that have served photographers for well over 150 years.

We also create custom sizes, contact us for more information about custom sizing or get started with our easy order process by selecting a size

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Multiple Plate Styles Available

We offer four different plate styles for any digital tintype product. Each has their own tone and reflective quality. See the videos below for more detail

Rose Gold Plate

Brown Plate


From iPhone tinstamatic to tintype in hand!

April 09, 2014

We really like using the tinstamatic app for taking fun iphone photos with a tintype flare.  Why not take some of those iphone tintypes and turn them into tintype you can hold in your hand.  Here is another one we recently made:)  Fun with tintypes! the iPhone tintstamatic the tintype in hand! 

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Featured Artwork

April 08, 2014

This one of a kind purple glass ambrotype was created on location with a 8 x 10" Century Studio camera, reducing back and mobile darkroom.  It was made on location in Joshua Tree National Park in California.  It comes mounted to a steel framed formed by the artist and ready to hang.  

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