Rockland Tintype kit question

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Dmarkk, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Dmarkk

    Dmarkk Member

    Feb 27, 2018
    4x5 Format
    This is a very newbie question I suppose. I've tried to Google an answer, but it just alludes me. What is the difference between the Tintype kit and just using Liquid Light on a metal plate? Are they comparable?
  2. jnanian

    jnanian Advertiser Advertiser
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    Jun 21, 2003
    Multi Format
    hi dmarkk
    the tintype kit is for making direct postives
    the blacks look off whitish and the black are plate... ( or clear on clear glass )
    you could print / enlarge/ contact print negatives on a black plate / or sheet of glass and just develop it in regular developer
    i have run across some photographers who didn't want to mess wtih the reversal developer and just print on the metal plates
    the images look like a darkroom print, side buy side you can tell them apart, the reversed/ tintype images on the metal have a different "look" to them

    reversed glass plate images ( tintype developer ) have a weird greenish hue to them ...
    darkroom printed on glass in regular developer look like a regular print on glass no weird hue.

    either way it is a lot of fun :smile:
    good luck !
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