How to make a tintype photo

Making tintype photographs began in the 1850's and involves creating a salted collodion film that can be sensitized by silver.  This sensitized plate is then exposed, developed, washed, fixed, washed, dried and varnished.  Our techniques to make our digital tintypes are the same as creating a tintype from the 1850's.  What makes our process unique is that we are able to take a digital image, create a negative, and expose that as a tintype.  If you are thinking about making a tintype photo, simply upload one of your favorite images from any digital file or scan in your favorite old photograph.  We can help you make a tintype out of any photo!

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Jennifer Jansen
Jennifer Jansen

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