What our clients have to say about us:


Fantastic Process and Final Product !

"Reading a lot of reviews, it appears that a lot of folks order a tintype as a 10th anniversary gift; I ordered a tintype and an ambrotype as a first valentines gift, having just gotten married in December. Both pieces are striking, and brought a timeless look to the two wedding photos I chose to use. The folks at Digital Tintypes were super responsive, and reached out at multiple times to make sure both pieces would be perfect. The ambrotype truly makes it look as though we've been married you decades, rather than months. My recommendation: don't wait for an arbitrary anniversary date, and don't limit you ideas merely to wedding photos. I would highly consider having family photos and others done by Digital Tintypes to preserve and have a unique display piece."


From Newspaper clipping to Tintype, success!
"All I had of my Great Great Grandmother was a Newspaper sketch in an article. It turned out just fabulous! Great job and something we can now keep forever! Thank you!


Great anniversary gift!

"I had a tintype made of one of our wedding photos to give my husband for our tenth anniversary. It made a wonderful, unique "tin" anniversary present. Great people to work with--they made sure they got my tintype to me in time for our anniversary."

5.0 star rating✮✮✮✮✮ Great anniversary gift!
Review by Tom H. on 20 Jun 2020review stating Stellar and speedy service for an incredible gift


Stellar and speedy service for an incredible gift

Review by Tom H. on 20 Jun 2020review stating Stellar and speedy service for an incredible gif

"I ordered a Digital Tintype to commemorate our 10th anniversary, and the resulting object is a beautiful object of fascination. I was very impressed with the fast turnaround for such a great piece. Thanks again!"

Make a wet plate collodion tintype or ambrotype from your favorite photograph!

Thank you for visiting Digital Tintypes! We specialize in restoring and preserving precious images in the wet plate collodion process. Our collodion studio specializes in creating tintypes and ambrotypes from uploaded digital files and old photographs. Our cofounder, Jen Jansen, has decades of experience in custom restoration of old photographs, and treats every image like a precious heirloom.

We created this service to provide an opportunity for anyone to create a modern collodion heirloom of their cherished memories. Our team treats each image as a historical artifact and takes great care to provide you with the highest quality product.

Our digital tintypes and ambrotypes are hand crafted one at a time from the finest chemical formulas. We expose a silver gelatin negative of each image first, to keep the entire process photographic. Our chemical formulas are the same as those made in the 1860's. Our goals are to make heirloom images of your favorite photographs. We pay special attention to the highlight, midtone, and shadow areas in all photographs to make certain that all areas of your photograph are recreate with as much detail as possible.

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

Each metal tintype, or glass ambrotype plate is made from hand poured collodion and processed one at a time.

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