Blog 9 – The Magic of Wood Prints … Images to Love
Wood Prints is another category similar to Acrylic Prints and Metal Prints. The backing for the image is on a solid foundation of wood (meaning … not a piece of cardboard or foam).
This category of digital art uses a wood backing for the art. The wood is typically maple wood (of various thicknesses). The use of wood for your art backing will depend on your tastes, experiences, and uses.
Wood Prints tend to be cheaper than either Acrylic or Metal Prints. Depending upon the use of the print image, the user must make the decision to purchase a product that fits his or her intentions or uses.
Both Acrylic Prints and Metal Prints tend to have a higher image quality than Wood Prints. That does not mean those products would be any better than a Wood Print for the user’s intended purposes.
The options for Wood Prints are similar to the options for Acrylic or Metal Prints on Fine Art America.
In case the reader has not seen the options for either Acrylic or Metal Prints in these blogs, I will review the steps for Wood Prints to speed up the review process.
In this blog presentation, I will use a different image for demonstration purposes.
For example, need to get to this menu (for the image: BigStock 96280496 (Chemist).
Click > Coffee Mugs – Professions (in the Gallery list) … and then scroll down to the image: BigStock 96280496 (Chemist). *
Click > BigStock 96280496 (Chemist). (i.e., click on the image)
Click > Wall Art (in the list that appears just to the right of larger image)
In case you could not find the image easily, here is a direct link for you:
* Note: Some Galleries contain several pages. The image you seek could be on another page (i.e., page 2, 3 … etc.).
When you click on Wall Art menu below, another submenu will appear that looks like this (this is similar for any image you choose from any of the Galleries):
Note: The menu above is not active. You must go to the website to activate any of these links (images) so that you can follow the directions in this blog.
Click >Wood Prints (Ignore any prices you see posted): After clicking this link, you will have another submenu with several options when you get to the next page. Be aware that Wood Prints do not have “Frame” choices to go around these image prints:
Notice that you have one option for Wood Prints (1. Size … with four image shapes, Natural; Vertical; Horizontal; Square):
- Size – Also, in the horizontal line right below, you will have four options that can change the appearance (or orientation) of the actual image size you choose.
For example, take a look at your large image to the left of this submenu … then, be sure to watch this image as you click on your four options below:
- Click >Natural – This is the image appearance you will see when you first open this section (with five size choices). You will have 5 size options with Natural.
- Click > Vertical – Keep watching, and you will see a slight change in appearance in the image (but, with only two size choices). You will have 2 size options with Vertical.
- Click > Horizontal – Keep watching, and you will see a slight change in appearance in the image (but, with only two size choices). Make sure to observe if all of the image words appear in the “Horizontal” orientation. If not, do not select it. In some images this can happen … so be careful if you choose that orientation. v You will have 2 size options with
- Click > Square – Keep watching, and you will see a slight change in appearance in the image (but, with only two size choices). You will have 2 size options with
Here is an example of a Natural 9.00” x 12.00” Wood Print compared to a Square 11.00” x 11.00” Wood Print (of the “Chemist” Bigstock 96280496):
Natural – Wood Print
Square – Wood Print
Until next time, happy shopping,
Professor “Bumblebee” Watrous
PS: There is almost no reason to put a wooden frame around this type of Wood Print art. It come packaged with materials for mounting the Wood Print work.
PPS: When considering whether to purchase Acrylic, Metal, or Wood Prints, here are some observations from the literature … Acrylic Prints probably produce the biggest “eye-popping” art. Metal Prints are fantastic except that they tend to produce a “darker” image (so … consider that lighter images may be better in Metal Prints).
While they can still be very acceptable, Wood Prints lack the image quality of either Acrylic or Metal Prints, but they are cheaper and may actually be more appropriate for the application purposes being used by the buyer.