Zebra 8×10 Dry Plate Tintypes

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Zebra 8×10 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!

In the box there are 5 Zebra 8×10 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 standard zebra developer (Kodak HC-110). Exact recipe goes like this:

  • Mix 4ml of Kodak HC-110 into 300ml of water and then add in 3g of Ammonium Thiocyanate.*More info on how to use these Dry Plate Tintypes can be found 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 950 g
Product type Zebra Dry Plate Tintype
Format 8×10" (201x251mm)
Speed (ISO) 2
Grade Medium-High Contrast
Exposures 5
Film base 0.6mm black aluminium

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Dana Boian
Love them.

Really enjoying learning how to properly expose these plates.

Vincent Ollive
Great feedback

Fast shipping, high quality plates, easy to process ! Love it !