Plates and substrates

In this section you will find our range of aluminium plate for creating tintypes, and our range of glass sheets for creating ambrotypes.

Whilst it may be possible to ship some of the smaller sizes of glass sheet this would need to be entirely at your own risk, our couriers will not cover any breakages for glass so the risk is down to you. We don't normally offer to cut the glass smaller, though we can sell you a glass cutter, cutting glass is very easy to do once you've practiced a little.

With regards to the aluminium sheet we can cut this to size for you if required for a nominal charge, if you're interested in this service then please use the contact us form in the footer and let us know your requirements.

  1. Black aluminium

    Black aluminium

    Starting at £0.60
    This is a preorder, your full order will be shipped when it is in stock

    Glossy Black aluminium sheet or 'Trophy Aluminium'

    Perfect for producing tintypes

    Minimum order is 10 sheets per size

    This is for pre-order only, your order will be shipped once we have sufficient orders.

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  2. Albumen powder - 200g

    Albumen powder - 200g


    200g of Egg Albumen powder. This can be used for Albumen printing and for subbing glass prior to coating with collodion for the Wet and Dry Collodion processes.

    4.8g of Albumen powder is roughly equivalent to one large egg white. Diluting this amount with 35ml of water will give you the equivalent of one egg white.

    Our 200g pack is equivalent to 42 large egg whites.

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  3. Toyo TC17 oil filled glass cutter

    Toyo TC17 oil filled glass cutter


    One of the most renowned glass cutters on the market, great cutting action with supersharp blade and tactile feel on the cutter head.

    Brass body which can be filled with oil.

    Comes with a small bottle of cutting oil Learn More
Plates and substrates - Wet Plate Supplies is a UK based store selling a range of supplies for alternative photographic processes, namely Wetplate collodion, Cyanotype, Gum bichromate, Kallitype, Van dyke and Pt/Pd. They also offer training and studio facilities for both wetplate and other alternative processes.