What Exactly is Photo Printing on Wood?
Believe it or not, we get this question all the time. The answer is simple. Photo printing on wood is exactly what it sounds like – we take digital photos and print them directly on sustainable plywood with UV inks.
Photo wood printing differs from other methods like photo mounting and dye sublimation printing on wood in that it does not print the image on paper first and then glue or heat transfer the image to the wood surface. The image is literally printed directly onto the wood surface providing for a richer, more vibrant result. Learn more about our wholesale prices and read some common FAQs related to photo printing on wood.
Photos Printed on an Organic Wood Canvas
It's all about the grain. One of the coolest features about wood printing is how the natural lines of the wood grain show through in all the lighter colors of an image or photo. The primary reason for this is that no white ink is used in the printing process, so any white color is replaced with the natural color of the wood.
Plywood is such a cool canvas for printing because every print is unique. Like a fingerprint, no two sheets of plywood have the same grain signature, so every print – regardless if the same image is used – becomes a unique piece of art. The natural color of plywood also makes for a great frame, and as result we offer our photo wood prints two ways – edge-to-edge with no margin or centered with margin.
Print Instagram and Facebook Photos on Wood
Upload images directly from your social accounts like Facebook and Instagram and have them printed on wood. Visit the create-your-own page and select the different upload options in Step One.
Learn how you can use the high resolution version of your Instagram photos here.