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  • Samantha Urbanick
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    @samanthaurbanick
    9 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Ladies,

     

    I’ve been seeing a lot of people printing on what looks like wood veneer these days and I’d love to try it out, but want to get suggestions first about what kind of wood to use, where to buy it, etc..

     

    I know I spoke to someone at the conference about it, but it was the ONE thing I forgot to write down that weekend. 

     

    Here’s an example of what I’m looking for:

    http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/2011/07/earthy-wood-and-floral-wedding-invitation-from-akimbo/

     

    Thank you!

     

    Samantha 


    davina farinola
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    @davinafarinola
    9 years ago

    I have done some preliminary discussions with cabinet makers and have set about locating wood laminate wholesalers (they usually supply sheets to cabinet makers to cover doors etc) I he been testing various wood samples.  I cant find anything in Australia that’s like the Night Owls stuff (it seems to be 2 or 3 layers of birch) the stuff i have found is just one layer that is around 1mm thick and some varieties are prone to cracking….


    Cherie Irwin
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    @cherieirwin
    8 years, 10 months ago

    I know this is a little old, but I get wood veneer for printing at http://www.cardsofwood.com  I buy the 11 x 17 and 22 x 24 via their sheets and cut them down to size.  They have remnants for sale, too.  They are the same quality as their regular sheets, but far less expensive…perfect for practicing.


    Samantha Urbanick
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    @samanthaurbanick
    8 years, 10 months ago

    Thanks, Cherie! A friend of mine actually just recommended the same site to me the other day. Can’t wait to try this out!


    davina farinola
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    @davinafarinola
    8 years, 10 months ago

    looks like an awesome site. Thanks for that!


    Cherie Irwin
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    @cherieirwin
    8 years, 10 months ago

    No problem.  I have a laser engraver/cutter that I use to engrave wood printing blocks, but I also engrave and cut veneer all the time.  I have stacks and stacks of the stuff.  I stock up when they have their remnant sale.  The maple is my favorite.


    davina farinola
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    @davinafarinola
    8 years, 10 months ago

    May be an issue importing it to Australia as our customs can be difficult and also the postage from the US usually cost as much as the product! Are the woods a laminate sandwich or lust one thin natural veneer?


    Cherie Irwin
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    @cherieirwin
    8 years, 10 months ago

    They have several options.  I would check out their site or contact them directly for more information.  I live in the U.S., so I know nothing about customs and shipping to another country.

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