January 20, 2014

Keep the metal story going with hand made steel frames!

We really do love making silver photographs!  We also like the idea of keeping the metal story going with hand made steel frames.  Later this week we will be offering these frames to pair with our tintypes so that you too can keep the metal story going for your family!

Here is an example of some work we just completed.  The original photograph was a color print.  We added some sky to the background to complete the photograph and then exposed two 4x5 tintypes and one 8x10 tintype.  The tintypes were then mounted to steel frames, ready to hang. 


Want to get started making some tintype memories from your family photographs?  Simply email Jen at and she will help you get started making your precious memories permanent!

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digital tintype

digital tintype

January 08, 2014

Celebrate a 10th anniversary with a tintype!

Celebrating a 10th anniversary in 2004?  This year give the gift of a tintype of your special day, or make one of a favorite memory.  The traditional gift for the tenth year of marriage is tin.  Here, at Digital Tintypes, we love to create tintype memories for families and friends worldwide.  A gift of a tintype for your 10th anniversary will be remembered and treasured!

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October 21, 2013

10% off orders of 3!

Now through December 1st, take 10% off digital tintype orders of 3 or more in sizes 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10.  Get a jump start on the holiday by creating a unique photographic gift of a digital tintype for your loved one.  All orders are shipped in archival matting and are ready to gift or frame. 


Simply enter 10%OFF3 at checkout to apply the discount.

October 04, 2013

How do we package and ship out orders?

It is important to us that we treat your digital tintypes as the precious family memories that they are.  These life events travel with us as we grow and change through life.  We want your digital tintypes to last generations and treat them like pieces of art. 

This is why we mat each order that we ship out in acid free matting and include care instructions with each digital tintype.  This is an extra step, but it insures that your digital tintypes arrive on your door step safe and sound and ready for display in your family home, or ready to wrap as a gift for a friend.

September 19, 2013

'Can you remake my old tintype?'

We have been getting this question quite a bit lately.  The answer is yes!  We love to help families bring their old tintypes back to life, or create new tintype copies for multiple family members.  We offer custom sizes so that we can make new tintypes to fit into your old cases. 

tintype restoration photo restoration

Does your image need a little restoration work?  Well we are happy to help with that problem too!  Simply add our retouching service to your order and we will take away any little scratches, fading and slight damage from age. 

September 16, 2013

Upcycling film cassettes

We really love making something new out of something old.  Rediscovering a lost memory by restoring a photograph is our specialty, but so is creating unique photographic gifts.  This is where we discovered how fun it is to use film cassettes as the metal backing for our tintypes.  These pins were coated one at a time and were exposed in a 1960's Minolta 35mm camera.  They feature some of our favorite cameras and are a fun gift for any photographer or photo lover!

tintype pin

September 11, 2013

Restoring family history

We love photographic restoration!  It makes us really happy to be able to offer a family the ability to bring an old tattered photograph back to life.  Below is an example of a restored photograph that we have turned into a tintype.  The original photograph was taken in a dime store in a classic photo booth.  These images have a tendency to fade over time.  Luckily, this one wasn't as faded as some, but it did have a good deal of missing information on the left side of the photograph.  You can see the original on the bottom left below.  We created a restored image and then plated both a black and silver digital tintype at a 5x7 size. 

We are happy to receive your damaged family photographs and restore them to tintypes.  Simply email us at to get started!