Wood Photo Prints

article by Sandra Trentino
June 26, 2019
Today, it’s trendy to print photos on anything but photo paper. Even glossy photo books can get upstaged by a well-displayed print on a nontraditional surface. This article takes a look at pictures printed on wood. We’ll cover topics like why to buy wood prints, where to find them, and how to best display them in your home.

Photos Printed on Wood

Wood prints make a house feel instantly homey. They provide a unique way to share your favorite family memories with guests, and they’ll last a long time. But why buy them when there are many tutorials online explaining how to transfer photos to wood on your own? Yes, you can absolutely laser print a photo, buy acrylic gel and the brush to apply it, sand paper, wood stain, and pigment, cut the wood to size, follow the tutorial to transfer the picture yourself, and pray it looks how it’s supposed to. But why go to all that trouble when so many photo printing services now offer wood photo prints for any room in your home?

 photos printed on wood

Wood Photo Prints at Shutterfly

Pricing for Shutterfly’s wood prints ranges from $89.99 to $989.91. While we don’t deny that’s a bit pricey as far as photo prints are concerned, the printed memory you’ll receive will last forever. You can choose a picture from their limited gallery, upload your own, and even create your own designs. Nine different sizes are offered, ranging from 8×10-24×36 cm. Display options include single panels with designs like “modern monogram” and “picture in a picture” layouts inside, as well as multiple panel displays. Read our full Shutterfly review for more information.


Wood Photo Prints at Adoramapix

Adoramapix offers single-panel wood prints from $14-$89. Sizes are 4×6, 6×9, 8×12, 11×17, and 16×24. You can upload pictures from your computer or almost any social media account including Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Google Photos and more. Choose to create a print with or without a stand. Read our full Adoramapix review for more information.


Wood Photo Prints at Walgreens

Walgreens offers wood photo plaques in a black woodgrain finish, which is rare compared to other services. Prices range from $16.99-$99.99. Sizes 5×7 and 8×10 are eligible for in-store pickup. Other size options are 11×14, 12×12, 16×20 and 20×30. Read our full Walgreens review for more information.


Décor Inspiration and Consideration

Wood panels are lovely on their own, but when you design them with purpose they can become cherished memories. One idea is to photograph each member of your family in one location (like the beach) and create a panel out of each picture. Your display will be uniform because of the backdrop, but a unique memory for each family member. Another simple idea to spice up a wood panel is to attach a decorative cord to it, like a ribbon or rope. Hang the picture with a keyhole, but attach your decorative cord just under the keyhole and measure it to the correct height.

Aside from hanging on your wall, wood prints can be used as place cards during holiday dinners, or as a simple family sign on your front porch to welcome guests.