Zebra 4×5 Dry Plate Tintypes

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Zebra 4×5 Dry Plate Tintypes are Thin Black Aluminium Plates coated with ultra fine grain Silver Gelatine emulsion that is sensitive only to UV and blue light with nominal sensitivity of ISO 2. They deliver an impressive positive image with the finest grain quality at extreme resolution. Overall they are very similar to a more well known Wet Plate version with a few advantages. Because they are coated with Silver Gelatine emulsion which is then dried, plates can be used for months and developed whenever you desire just like with Standard Dry Plates. No need for rushing and portable darkrooms. They can be loaded into Zebra Wet Plate Holders straight away as well as in Zebra Dual Dry Plate Holder together with this adapter to lift the focal plane.

Plates are completely hand made so each one of them is inspected a few times thru the process to assure maximum quality! Check description below for developing instructions.

In the box there are 10 Zebra 4×5 Tintype Plates together with easy to follow developing instructions.



How the positive is achieved?

Normal processing for Zebra Dry Plates results in a black negative but since with Zebra Tintypes emulsion is coated on black surface a special developer mixture is needed. Your goal is to make the negative white and you can achieve that by adding Ammonium Thiocyanate to the preferred developer (they are listed in our Developing Charts).


*More info on how to use these Dry Plate Tintypes can be found HERE

**DEVELOPING CHART for Zebra Dry Plate Tintypes is available right HERE.

***Exciting news! We have expanded our product range at Darkroom Chemistry to include Ammonium Thiocyanate in our store which can be ordered right HERE.

Weight 450 g
Product type Zebra Dry Plate Tintype
Format 4×5" (100x126mm)
Speed (ISO) 2
Grade Medium-High Contrast
Exposures 10
Film base 0.6mm black aluminium

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Sarmad Almouallem
Tintype dry plates

Great plates, you might need to shave the edges a little bit to make it fit your regular 4x5 film holders otherwise...great job on sensitizing and packaging the product ,plus the website is amazing easy to navigate and so informative, pretty generous sharing knowledge and information..
Highly recommended


Great product!!! Highly recommend!

Anthony Vranicar
4x5 Dry Plates & holder recieved

I received the plates and holder last week, but have been away from home and have not experimented with them yet. I did try to insert a blank plate into the 4x5 holder and found it to be very easy to do, much easier than inserting film into a traditional holder. Also, I love the packaging graphics - great job!


Merci pour ce super produit ! 👍🏻


This is my first plate ! A little under exposed but that was my fault . It's truly amazing watching the image come "alive" in front of your eyes . With a little practice I have a project or two in mind . Im going to NEED another couple of boxes soon !