Modern tintypes New techniques for archival pigment photography. Explore the DASS ART™ transfer system.

Once quaint and tiny, the historic metal tintype has been recreated and enlarged to new and dynamic possibilities by the use of the DASS ART™ Transfer Film process .Now this wonderful classic format on metal can be appreciated on a variety of substrates. This exciting technique is processed in complete daylight with non-toxic solutions.

If you are attending the ADOBE MAX Creativity Conference in October , stop by the trade show floor for a hand on experience with this image transfer process. See you there!!!

Original image printed on Epson 3880 uses DASS ART™ Premium Transfer Film to attach to etched aluminum substrate.
Images are reversed for correct appearance on the substrate.

A substrate is chosen and matched to complement your image.

Patinized aluminum substrate. Some appear almost like photograms .
An original Image has been transferred to a metal substrate, it is then dried and washed. There is no sticky surface residue left from the DASS ART™ releasing agent.
Transparent DASS™ Transfer Film with the image positioned.
An original image , Pond Man©, by photographer Steve Spring, has been applied to 1/4" glass.

A DASS ART™ transfer to copper foil laminated to aluminum substrate.

Various patinized metal substrates ready for transfers. These are created either in a hot bath or cold cooked with special chemical formulas that produce a natural black deposition. These are not accomplished with acids.

An original 19x24 image transfer on bristol paper is being washed. Many fine art papers including Bergger cot320 can be successfully used with the DASS ART™ process.

A finished imaged can be used as a base for mono prints or other creative techniques with a variety of materials.

A scanned vintage 100 year old glass negative image has been printed on DASS ART™ Premium Transfer Film .

An original image which has been applied to a patinized metal substrate is shown here in a vintage 1922 wooden sheet film holder.

An original image transferred to limestone paper. This new "paper" does not use any traditional tree pulp and is available in sheets and rolls from

Acrylic inks and other mixed media materials were added to this image after the DASS ART™ transfer was made.

An mosaic image has been applied to 1/8" glass using DASS ART™ Premium Transfer Film.

Collage image transferred to patinized metal substrate .

Studio Pets, 2/9/16, archival pigment transfers, mixed media.

A close up of a patinized aluminum substrate from my studio. The image seen is a chemical response - a ghost image- depositing the black on the mill finish aluminum.

A scanned 1948 original image transfered onto aluminum substrate. Your vintage photos can be recreated!

A portrait selfie is shown on corrugated 1/4" glass.

This framed image on patinized aluminum does not need glass. The viewer can see the surface of the transfer clearly and without glazing.

There are many different stained glass substrates that can be unusual and interesting additions to your projects.

Pond Man© , by Steve Spring , has been transfered to the back of reed textured 1/8" glass.

The DASS ART™ Premium Transfer Film roll on a HP z3200 uses pigment inks.

A scanned vintage image transferred on to a patinized aluminum substrate. You can see the abstract plate through the photograph which combines in the visual layer.

The above pictures represent the variety that can be created using the DASS ART™ products system. Artists can now express their ideas in new and inventive 1/1s , accomplished in their own studios with their digital Inkjet pigment printers.

The 1st of 9 images to be applied to the white metal substrate.
Mixed media panel with 7 transferred images, acrylic inks, graphite and paint pens... 2/8/16, Boulder, Co.

Contact me at , for additional workshop information, Christine Ellinghausen , an authorized DASSologist ™ instructor.

Working in Bonny Lahotkas' Boulder studio, Feb. 2016.

Upcoming "MIX IT UP" workshops are being scheduled in the greater West Plam Beach/Lake Worth, Fl. Area. I will post details on my Facebook page...

Christine loading plates for the patina cook in hot water bath.

This workshop is not affiliated with DASS LLC.

Digital Art Studio Seminar, now DASSART™, is a registered trademark. SUPERSAUCE™,WONDERSAUCE™, DASS ART™ and the DASS ART logo are trademarks of the DASS, LLC.

All associated products are available at and now also at Freestyle Photographic Supplies

Bonny Pierce Lhotka, is the author of the books Digital Alchemy, the Last Layer, Hacking the Digital Print, published by Peachpit Press, USA.


Thanks to Bonny Lhotka, for all her incredible inventions and formulas ! Stay tuned to the DASSART™ Facebook page for further tips and my Facebook page for upcoming events.

Get out there and have more fun! Made from vintage Kodak #2 folding pocket camera parts,real alligator head and paws, bromialiads, box wrapped in patina cooked plates. 1/1, 5/16.

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