Wood Printing Pretoria
Wood Printing Pretoria
Wood printing is our new favourable product that is currently trending more than Canvas printing. With the printing done directly onto the wood, you get the feel of the wood texture along with a full coloured print that warms up any living space. A big benefit of a wood print is that it is less prone to being damage, making it easier to transport.
Not only is our Wood printing service available for custom prints, but we also have prefabricated printed panels with a variety of modern & popular prints, ranging from nature scenes, landscapes to vintage cars. (see available prints below).
We mainly use 2 different types of woods:
- Knotty pine boards – Each plank is 95mm wide and 15mm thick which slides into each other with the back reinforced by horizontal planks that are secured with nails. These nails add to the unfinished vintage look and feel that has recently become a popular trend.
- Veneer boards with a rosewood cover – Veneer boards with a 9 mm thickness covered with 0.3mm rosewood. This type of woord print does not require the boards to be bound which gives it a neater, more finished and smooth appearance.
The wood panels can be pre-treated with a primer that will make the hues clearer. Redblock’s wood printing is done with a UV large format flatbed digital printer, that can also print white, unlike other wide format printers that only prints on white backgrounds. (see our available wood panels below)
In what format can the photos / design be?
We prefer your designs in the following format: pdf (editable), tiff, eps, cdr (vector). Files that are supported by CorelDraw (X3) or Adobe Photoshop are accepted. Please do not send your designs in Excel, Word, PowerPoint or Publisher. The files can be sent via email along with a quote request.
What are the procedures to follow if you want to place an order for wood printing?
Send us a quote request along with a description of your design or the design/photo itself via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our web form on the contact us page of this website. Once you accept our quote, we require a 50% deposit of the total amount (as quoted) and your final design. The photo/design can be provided by you or you can request to have one designed for you at an additional fee.
What is the lead time on a print?
The lead time is 7 – 10 working days after receiving the deposit and the art work has been approved. The design/photo will be edited to prepare it for the printer, that will need to be approved by you before we start printing. Your order can be picked up at our office in Menlopark, Pretoria or you can arrange to have it delivered.
Can the wood print be placed outdoors?
Yes it can and will resist all the outdoor elements provided that it is sealed with clear varnish. It can be done at an additional cost that depends on the size of the panel. Please request a quote for this option when sending us a quote request.
Can your own wood be provided?
Yes, you can provide your own woord. Though we would recommend that you contact a Redblock agent first for the specifications: in terms of thickness, finish, requirements, etc.
What is the biggest thing we can print?
Our biggest size is 2.4 x 1.2 meters and the height of the print heads is 50mm. We can use wood to a thickness of 45mm.
Are you limited to our standard size panels?
No, you are not. You can provide us with your own measurements, which we will customise your boards to. By customising your size board it will add an extra 3 working days to the turnaround time. This will add an additional cost of 30% more per square meter.
How long will the ink last?
The Wood printing is done with a UV printer, that is also used on ad boards that are placed outdoors. It will literally retain its colour for hundreds of years if it is hung indoors.
Do we deliver?
We deliver within Pretoria and make use of couriers for places outside of Pretoria. The standard delivery fee is R130 + VAT for each volume of .15 cubic meters (1 000 x 1 000 x 150 mm). Standard delivery is available for Pretoria and surrounding areas. These areas include Sandton, Fourways, Krugersdorp, Midrand, Randburg, Roodepoort, Alberton, Kempton Park, Vereeninging, and Centurion. For other areas not mentioned, please contact one of our Redblock agents first.