5 Ways to Print on Wood | DIY Image Transfer

5 Ways to Print on Wood | DIY Image Transfer

Wood print and DIY image transfer are great tools to customize your woodworking projects or to brand your work. I’ll show you 5 different ways to print on wood and the pro’s and con’s of each of them.

Thank you to Rockler Woodworking for use of the laser. You can check it out at Rockler here: http://bit.ly/fullspectrumH2012

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Fix This Build That says:

If you want a detailed write up you can see it here: http://fixthisbuildthat.com/print-on-wood-5-ways-diy-image-transfer/

Also, all prints were mirror image from a laser printer and normal multipurpose copy paper. I do not own an inkjet printer anymore so couldn't test those methods.

Austin Davidson says:

Can you use more than one color?

Colin Sevier says:

Well if you're going to cheat use the laser then I'll just say I use my Logojet 2400 and UV print. I also have to laser but like you said it's not good on pine

Nicole Cabrera says:

Can the polycyclic method work with any type of wood?

Anil kumar says:

Which type of paper and printer should be use for acetone printing. Will it work with colour photos

ThroughTheMind says:

Can any of these methods be used with prints from an inkjet printer?

mark beauchamp says:

I use a matte glue but will be switching to water base poly

Tony O. says:

Great ideas Brad.  Been looking for a way to get better results than printing to address label paper with the labels removed.  Subscribed

David Dixon says:

Does the image HAVE to be black and white or does it work for color images as well?

Dale Bolen says:

From what I could see the laser looked worse than anything else

Steven Becker says:

Great video! Is that matte or satin polycrylic? Thanks!

Derek Elliott says:

Very useful. Thanks

maher ahmed says:

Great job
Would you be able to do this process on canvas and mirror and glass?

Lazo Towe says:

Not so sure about the paper. Is it TRANSFER PAPER or any ordinary copy paper?

cynthianaslim says:

What wood are you using? I'm using poplar, and it looks nothing like the video. Using acetone here.


🤔 Sun printing should work.

Julyo Dorado says:

Instead of paper I use the shiny part of the stickers paper with my láser printer.

Xenoace32 says:

Elmers glue mixed with water should also work.

Joey Fleming says:

I've heard of people running wax paper through a regular printer, printing the image on it then transferring that way. Never tried it though

Eduard Nemček says:

I have tried the Acetone, laser printer and seems that doesnt work….. 🙁

Freedom Through Knowledge says:

the laser looked awful

Riejohn Madriaga says:

Hi Can we use a normal Bond paper with a picture?

murdhoch morris says:

What printer kind? Laser jet or ink jet? And can I use diffrent brand for polycrylic?

wch bang says:

I laser cut, then sealed the wood, then spray painted black, then sanded back the surface, worked amazing, and if you sand less you can get amazing water and sky like patterns in the wood, I also used pine

Josh_is_Eljan76 says:

Try combining the Acetone with the Iron

Tawhidur Rahman says:

can I use polyurethane in stead of polycrylic? please inform me

Nomad Boatbuilding says:

I used to use the gel technique many years ago, to create faux ceramic tiles. I would cast a plaster panel using clay as a mould which gave the results an organic texture and then do an image transfer onto that. With a little distressing the results looked like an ancient fresco.

Jeremiah Roth says:

Hay thanks for getting back to me. Have a great day

Jeremiah Roth says:

Will polyurethane work

Cory Sieniawski says:

Had a question. I used the polyacrylic method but had an issue when removing the paper. At times the image was coming up with the paper. Would the solution be to let it sit longer or apply more or less acrylic before placing the image. Thanks!

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