First off, check out the amazing work of Sean Mahan shown below. Amazing, right? Yes. Aren’t you inspired? Why not print your work on wood? You can.
There are a few ways to get your design onto wood. Inkjet printing, or “giclee,” is the most popular printing method right now with printers ranging from desktop home models to multi-thousand dollar high end commercial flatbed printers. All options shake out to a field of two: do it yourself or hire somebody. Think of the possibilities!
Veneer Suppliers: (google ’em too)
DirectJet printers and their cousins are designed to print on large, flat surfaces. (An industry site can be found here.) A number of commercial giclee printers use these high end machines to print your designs on glass, wood and aluminum.
Service Bureaus / Printers: (google ’em too)
Here we go! This is what you’ll need. Mod Podge, Elmer’s washable glue, and a piece of cardstock.Step 5: Soak it. You can dunk it in water, run it under a faucet, or squirt it with a spray bottle. Let the cardstock get really wet and soft. Gently peel off the cardstock. I held this under running water while I peeled it. You can gently rub the image with your finger tip to loosen any remaining paper pulp.Posted 14th October 2009 by Katie