H.H. Bennett Studio is one of the few places left where you can have your portrait “struck” for an authentic wet plate tintype photo using period equipment. We understand coming to our studio is not always an option, so we are bringing this unique experience right to you. Upload your favorite photo here, and our experts, following the same methods H.H. Bennett perfected more than 100 years ago, will enhance this treasured memory by creating a stunning image on metal, a timeless heirloom that can be passed down for generations to come.
For a complete product description, please visit H.H. Bennett DigiType Page and then return here to order.
Before checkout: Have ready one (1) digital copy of the image you would like us to convert to a tintype. The image should be on your computer or phone, in an easy to find location so that you can upload it here.
Image upload tips:
- For best results, source images need to be no smaller than 2MB and no larger than 25MB
- Colors will interpret in unexpected ways. For example, reds and yellows render very dark. Blues will render very light.
- Images are reversed! This is true to the tintype process. See the samples, above.
- The original image size may need to be adjusted to fit the proportions of the plate size.
The DigiType package includes:
- Tintype image in H.H.Bennett branded photo sleeve
- Digital copy of the tintype for your records
To order additional Digitypes from different source photos, add one to your cart, and then continue shopping to add another.
Notes & tips:
- Display your tintype in a frame (no glass required), or set it directly in a small easle.
- Our tintypes are made on flat aluminum plates. They are black on the front, the side your photograph is on, to create contrast and allow the process to work. It is burnished silver on the back.
- Tintype photographs, by their very nature, include "character" or imperfections. These character markings, known as artifacts, are created by the materials and chemistry, and they are part of what makes each tintype unique.
- Not Refundable: This item is not returnable or refundable.