Printing on veneer - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 02-18-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 154
View Bonka's Photo Album My Photos
Printing on veneer

Has anyone ever printed, successfuully, onto store bought veneer using an ink jet printer?
If so I would like all of the gorey details please.
Bonka is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 02-19-2013, 10:58 AM
Senior Member
bigcouger's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: St. Marys, Ga.
Posts: 1,718
View bigcouger's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via MSN to bigcouger Send a message via Skype™ to bigcouger
I tried once an told myself never again now I just inlay what I was going to put on the veneer

All Pictures Posted by Bigcouger are owned by Roy Millsaps an is not to be copied or used with advertisements without the written consent of said person. Pictures are here to help guide you in your woodworking abilities an to encourage you in your wood working hobbies, not to be copied
Thank you
bigcouger is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 02-19-2013, 12:32 PM
Senior Member
Woodenhorse's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 256
View Woodenhorse's Photo Album My Photos
I would not recommend an inkjet printer. The inks are not light fast and will fade over time. Even the UV (or pigmented) inks are not stable beyond a few years. If you must print on it I would recommend you find a large format print company who can either screen print or has a UV curable printing system (not the same as the aqueous UV inks mentioned earlier). A UV curable ink is much like epoxy resin and is cured with UV light rather than a catalyst. They can print on nearly any surface and are very durable. Brand names for these printers are: Durst Rho, Vutek, Gerber, Ghandi, Arizona to name a few.

Those who say it cannot be done should stay out of the way of the people doing it.
Woodenhorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 5 Old 02-25-2013, 10:18 PM
zbohm's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Eldora N.J.
Posts: 78
View zbohm's Photo Album My Photos
Hey Bonka. What were you trying to make that you wanted to print on veneer? And have you made any progress. I subscribed to this thread because I was thinking of lampshades with some sort of printed designs on them. Just wondering
zbohm is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 02-26-2013, 12:26 AM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Louisville, KY burbs
Posts: 85
View jeffsw6's Photo Album My Photos
A regular home/office inkjet is probably not going to be able to do this. I have an Epson 3880 that I use for printing small posters. I've read that it does an okay job on veneers and the prints will actually last a long time. Probably not the 100+ years it's supposed to last on photography paper, but the difference is very noticeable between this printer's inks and my regular document printer.

If you don't plan on making a lot of these prints you should probably just have it done for you. The 3880 cost me about $1000.
jeffsw6 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sketchup printing SawdusttillSunset SketchUp Help Forum 1 06-16-2012 01:17 PM
Printing on wood midnightblue69 General Woodworking Discussion 22 03-23-2011 05:30 PM
I Was printing out a few manuals and... John in Tennessee Power Tools & Machinery 0 11-28-2009 04:53 PM
Printing on plywood naem General Woodworking Discussion 5 09-02-2007 03:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome