Getting an authentic tintype of yourself or one of your photos isn’t easy. Unless you live near Photobooth in San Francisco or know how to make one yourself, your options are extremely limited. There’s a new option available, however, and this one will let you order a tintype from the comfort of your couch.
Restoration company Digital Tintypes recently announced a new website by the same name that will take any photo you give them and turn it into an 8″ x 10″, 5″ x 7″, 2.5″ x 2.5″, or 1″ x 1″ pendant tintype using the original processing techniques.
Digital Tintypes has been in the business of old photos for over 15 years now, but only recently did they decide to establish a new revenue stream by making your new pictures look old rather than the other way around.
The service itself is very easy to use, and just requires you to make two decisions. Once you’ve selected your desired size, you’ll have to pick one of their four plate styles — either black, brown, rose gold or polished silver. After that you’re on the home stretch, just place the order and upload your photo. You’ll receive your very own tintype in the mail in 3-4 weeks.
Prices are determined by size, and will run you $60, $35, $115 and $200 for the 1″ x 1″, 2.5″ x 2.5″ pendant, 5″ x 7″ and 8″ x 10″ sizes, respectively. To learn more about the service or place your own order, visit Digital Tintypes by clicking here.