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Photo Printing on Wood

Wood Printing Photo Tips

We want your photos to look amazing just as much as you do. This page is a guide to help you choose the perfect shot to print.


Image too bright for a wood print

Too Blurry

Despite the fact that every camera manufacturer provides an Auto Focus feature on all of their current products, a shaky hand can make the difference between a blurry image and a sharp one. The best way to alleviate this issue is to use a tripod when shooting photographs.

Some mental preparation can also be of assistance. If you count down from three silently and take a deep breath before shooting a photo, it can help maintain a steady hand when a picture is taken. Even if an image has a small amount of grain or blur, this fuzziness can still be transferred onto wood. Keep in mind that a sharp, clean photograph is ideal for printing.


Wood Print Image Too Blurry

Too Bright

When taking photographs, be aware of the amount of light focused on your subject matter. Even though most current cameras have an Auto Flash feature that determines when a flash is necessary based on the amount of light present when a picture is taken, sometimes the end result can be too bright.

If this is the case, a good rule of thumb is to take an additional photograph with the flash turned off.

If opting out of the Bright White finish option for your wood print, all the white in an image like this one will become transparent, making the wood base more prominent. This could affect image clarity.


Printing on Wood too dark

Too Dark

If not enough light is present when a photo is taken, it can result in a picture that's too dark. Take into consideration that a blank wood canvas is several shades darker than paper or a wood print containing our new Bright White finish option. Therefore, printing a dark photo on wood can result in a loss of detail.

This can be avoided by either using the Flash feature on your camera, focusing more light on your subject matter, or photographing in an area with more natural light if possible.


Image Printed on Wood Good Light and Shot

Just Right!

Here's a good example of an ideal photo to use for printing. It contains a good balance of light and focus, the subject matter is clear and the colors are vibrant.

We understand that most photographs are taken spontaneously instead of in controlled situations where focus/light can be accounted for. The most important decision you must make when purchasing a wood print is choosing the photo YOU like the most.

If you have any questions or concerns about the quality of the photographs you want to submit for printing, feel free to contact us at any time. One of our helpful sales associates will be more than happy to review your photos and provide feedback regarding your images.