Wood Printing


Photo wood printing is done directly onto the wood, with this process you get the texture and feel of the wood incorporated with the full colour artwork. The greatest benefit of wood printing is that it is less prone to damaged.

The Wood Printing service is available for custom prints.


  • KNOTTY PINE BOARDS โ€“ these are 95mm pine sheets that are timbered together using cross boards on the back side for additional support.
  • VENEER BOARDS WITH A ROSEWOOD COVER โ€“ These are 9mm thick veneer boards covered with 0.3mm rosewood. This type of wood does not require it to be bound and thus gives it a neater, more finished appearance.

The wood panels that we use can be pre-treated with a primer that makes the hues in your design clearer. Redblockโ€™s wood printing is done by a UV large format flatbed digital printer. This printer can also print white, unlike most other wide format printers that can only print on white backgrounds.


We prefer your designs in the following formats: pdf (editable), tiff, eps, .cdr (vector). Files that are supported by CorelDraw (X3) or Adobe Photoshop are also acceptable. Please do not send your designs in Excel, Word, PowerPoint or Publisher. The files can be sent via email along with a quote request. If your design file is larger than 12mb you can forward it to us by using Dropbox or WeTransfer. We are happy to assist if you need any help in this regard.

Files of around 12mb can usually be sent via email without any problems.

Send us a quote request along with a description of your design or the design/photo itself via email, alternatively you can also complete our web form on the CONTACT US page on this website. Once you accept our quote, we require a 50% deposit of the total amount (as quoted) along with your final design. As in most cases you are welcome to submit your own photo or design, or our team of designers can quote you for doing the design.

The lead time is 7 โ€“ 10 working days after we receive your deposit and your art work has been approved. The design/photo will be edited to prepare it for the printer, that will need your approval before we can start printing. Your order can be picked up at our office in Silverton in Pretoria or you can arrange for delivery via courier. Courier costs will be determined by the size of your finished product.

Yes, it can and will resist all the outdoor elements provided it is sealed with clear varnish. This can be done by us at an additional cost that will be determined by the size of the panel. Please request a quote for this option when sending us your quote request.

Yes, you can provide your own wood. Though we would recommend that you contact a Redblock agent first for the specifications in terms of thickness, finish and other requirements.

Our biggest printable size is 2.4 x 1.2 meters and the height of the print heads is 50mm above the flatbed. We can print on wood with a maximum thickness of up to maximum of 45mm.

No, you are not. You can provide us with your own measurements, and we will customise your size. This customisation can add an additional 3 working days to the turnaround time and an additional cost of 30% more per square meter.

The Wood printing is done with a UV printer, that is also used for printing billboards which are placed outdoors. It will literally retain its colour for hundreds of years if it is hung indoors.