Transferring Prints to Wood

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    Transferring Prints to Wood

    Hello! I am new to alternative printing, but am interested in transferring some prints to wood. I have tried a direct transfer of a laser print using gel medium, but was not completely satisfied with the results. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks!


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    Here is a sample of what I do. Photo shows original photo on the left and the wood image on the right. Photo 2 shows the side view.
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    Bianni - I am impressed more with the side image shot... WOW... great stuff...!!!

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    Super cool. How did you do it?

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    WAP, Iv've been doing this about 20 years ago when when computers were not so much in use. When I was still active in advertising photography. With computers now it is easier. I open the image in photoshop and convert to grayscale, adjust the contrast and size. The smallest that I have done is this ballet photo, 16X20. I then apply a straight line screen to the image and adjust the lines per inch to 4 lpi. With this size the lines created are about 80 and each line has different thickness depending on the tone. Black creates a fine line, gray is wider and white is the full width of the line. I number the lines and have it printed and then strip each line which I glue to the edge of 80 pieces of 3/8 x 2 x 16 wood slats. I then carve out all the blacks and scrape off the remaining print from the wood. I then assemble the numbered wood strips on its edge and glue them on a piece of 16x20 marine plywood. The space between the carved wood gives the impression of light and shadow. So actually this is a very low resolution image . Quite tedious but it gives me satisfaction. Here's another image.Name:  nude comp (1).jpg
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    Wow really amazing! How long does this process take you?

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    Three weeks for a 30x40. The ballet which is 16x20, 1 1/3 weeks

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    you could try, silver nitrate and do a darkroom print.


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