Specialty substrates’ manufacturer Masterpiece Graphix (Fenton, MO), has added printable maple wood veneer to its product lines for commercial digital presses. Created from real and sustainable wood, the printable veneer is available in 19-inch by 13-inch sheets. Options include the original cherry and a new lighter maple. Both versions offer 14-point thickness and a white backer. The unique look of wood veneer enhances many design styles – including vintage, rustic, modern and urban, said the company. Commercial printers can use wood veneer to add personality to menus, direct mail, postcards, licensed and sports-themed graphics, indoor signage, invitations, packaging, business cards, tickets and event promotions, hang tags and more. The wood veneer sheets are compatible with the following digital presses: HP Indigo S2000, 3xxx, 5xxx and 7xxx series, Xerox iGen and ColorPress 800 or 1000, and the Ricoh C901, C71xx, and C91xx series. For printers that have different digital production presses, or are running wood veneer for the first time, initial testing is recommended.
Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.