Blog 12: Love Wood Prints
Blog 12: Love Wood Prints
Images To Love on Wood Prints
Wood Prints is another category similar to Acrylic Prints and Metal Prints. The backing for the WOOD PRINT image is on a solid foundation of wood (meaning … not on 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 reviewer has not seen the options for either Acrylic or Metal Prints in previous blogs, I will review the steps for Wood Prints to speed up the review process.
In this presentation, I will use a different image for demonstration purposes.
Click > Collections
Click > Coffee Mugs – Professions … and then scroll down
Click > BigStock 96280496 (Chemist)
Click > Image (i.e., click on the image you see on the website … looks like this one below):
Click > Wall Art (in the list that appears just to the right of larger image that appears on the website) … you should then have this image and menu shown below:
Note: The image above is just a demo. To get the image you need to work and build with, just Click > this link: Chemist Menu (which may take a few seconds to populate for you).
When you click on Wall Art … in the working image you just opened … you should get another submenu in which you can find Wood Print.
Here is the link click series you can use to open the Wood Prints:
Click > Wall Art, then Click > Wood Prints
Be aware that Wood Prints do not have “Frame” choices to go around these image prints:
Notice that you have two options for Wood Prints (i.e., PRINT SIZE and SHAPE … with four image Shapes: Natural; Vertical; Horizontal; Square).
Print Size – Size options will vary according to the Shape that is selected. For example, take a look at your large image to the left of the 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 text 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. You will have 2 size options with Horizontal.
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 Square.
Mounting – Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 3/4″ thick maple wood. There are D-clips on the back of the print for mounting it to your wall, using mounting hooks and nails (included).
Note1: There is almost no reason to put a wooden frame around this type of Wood Print art. It comes packaged with materials for mounting the Wood Print work.
Note2: 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 Acrylic Prints if that fits your application better).
Note3: 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 (rooms with brighter lights or outdoor light).
Note4: Where would you use a wood art print? Well … what about anywhere you wanted one. For some ideas … they may be good any place subject to rust, corrosion, dust, or high humidity. May be good in rustic places like cabins, lodges, country or mountain hotels.
In case you have not had the opportunity to do so yet, here is the order information for the important tutorial book that can help you through many rough spots on FAA websites:
One Billion Secret Choices in Fine Arts America [eBook]
One Billion Secret Choices in Fine Arts America [ Print Book]
The next Blog 13 covers some quality differences between art prints and posters.