Printing on Wood

WOOD

Printing on Wood

Want to print on wood? It can now be done rather quickly, offering an especially high level of accuracy and quality. Whatever the type of printing you want, all you have to know when printing on wood is that the process must be accurate. This will provide you with a finished good with the best possible finish.

Note that printing on wood requires a great level of skill. Where the people performing the job lack the necessary expertise, they might harm the wood and even lead to a final product that is crooked, unprofessional, even amateurish.

Pixelim offers its customers printing on wood.
There are two kinds of printing on wood:

First type:
The photo can be printed directly on the wood using UV printing while retaining the wood's unique texture and look. Alternately, the wood can first be covered with a printed layer of white ink to seal it, followed by your selected photo.

Using our innovative printer, we print directly on the wood (requiring nothing but premium ink), providing the wood and print with many years of durability.

You can order the wood with a prestigious and colored phased or beveled effect.

Second type:
MDF Flatwood – For a prestigious result, the photo can be printed on wood.
We print on wood using a unique method that we imported exclusively from Canada.
The photo is printed at full quality and maximum color control. In addition, the photo is coated with a protective Art Shield layer that protects the photo from damages, fingerprints, stains, fading and dirt.
Afterward, applying a special process, the photo is embossed onto decorative MDF wood with a prestigious phased finish.

We offer a choice of 16 finishing shades to match the color of the wood to the photo or your domestic design.

Upload your photo for a proposal.

You can order the wood with a prestigious and colored phased or beveled effect.

Printing on decorative MDF wood with a prestigious phased finish"

Printing on Wood

There are many wooden panels in modern interior spaces: Doors and closet facades, parquet floors, surfaces and partitions. They can all be transformed into design solutions that create a unique atmosphere in your room. All thanks to modern technologies for printing on wood.

Directly printing color photos on wooden surfaces is based on sublimation printing. It is suitable for residential interiors and office spaces. Prices for sublimation printing now enable massive use of the technology toward creating unique design solutions for any space.

Professional equipment is used to apply the photo to the wooden surface. There are three kinds of printers for this kind of project: laser, inkjet and thermal sublimation. They all provide a quality image, the difference being in the cost of maintenance and cost of the consumable materials.

Materials for printing on wood

Since industrial manufacturing uses different kinds of wood and wood products, imaging technologies are suited for printing on different kinds of materials.

  • Boards made of solid wood are the most expensive option, creating an indulgent yet pleasant environment.
  • Plywood and other kinds of wood-based boards: Chipboard, MDF, laminated chipboard and others – A more general version, also well suited for professional printing.
  • Decorative tiles and panels, including parquet and lamination, as well as finished fornir products of which you can create complex templates or molds.
  • Work surfaces, doors, screens, wall panels, slabs and other wooden items that can be transformed into the centerpiece of your interior design.

Quality of the finished photo may vary due to the type of material used. However, the modern technologies enable us to minimize these differences so that they are not critical and in no way impair the products' aesthetics. Whether a work surface made of solid wood or a chipboard cabinet door, the photo will be displayed in color and fine detail.

Wood Printing Process

Before feeding the wood base into the printing machine, its surface is processed, stripped of oil and other contaminants, as needed and coated with primer in order to create the proper substrate for the photo.

  • The wood base is then fixed into the printer supports, the photo file is transmitted to the printer and the printing machine moves along the base, one line after the next, applying the desired print.
  • During printer operation, the colors penetrate the upper layers of the wood and are permanently set due to the temperature or UV radiation. A powder (for laser printers) or liquid color composition (for inkjet) is filtered in with the base.

After applying the photo, the wooden base comes out of the printer and the final product is coated with lacquer. This deepens the colors within the wooden structure and preventing fading and other damages for several years.

UV Printing Technology:

The latest approach to professional printing on wood is the UV based method. It is based on the fact that UV rays functionally replace the slight heating that promotes color penetration into the wood. However, the cost of UV printing is comparable to sublimation printing. UV technology also provides quality finished, environmentally friendly and durable photos.

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