Product Info

Product Information

Our Woodland Blocks are handmade, beautifully crafted with a rustic and organic finish. Each one is unique.

First we have your image professionally printed and then mount it and seal it onto 20mm wooden blocks.

The surface of the image is sealed, and the edges are hand sanded. You can see a small amount of the wood peeking around the edge and corners with soft brush strokes visible on the surface (smooth finish also available).

We have set out to create a high quality fine art product. In making our blocks, we don’t use any craft grade products, so no Mod Podge here! All ingredients are archival fine art quality.

We start with an isolation coat between the print and the wood, to prevent any substrate induced discoloration. Without this, wood can leak oils and impurities into anything attached, and cause yellowing over time. Next the image is professionally printed using Epson archival pigment inks. Our Pro Lab is a Hahnemuhle Certified Studio, meaning that the lab has been assessed for excellence in accurate colour management and printing practices, to achieve a consistently high quality output. Your image is Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308. This cotton rag paper is one of the finest Giclee Printing Papers in the world!

The print is mounted on the wood, using techniques designed to eliminate any bubbling or warping of the print. The edges are hand sanded for a beautiful rustic style and we then seal the image for protection. The sealer we use is actually a fine art varnish, in a matte finish. It is normally used as a museum grade varnish for acrylic artworks. The varnish contains Ultra Violet Light Stabilisers (UVLS) to help reduce inevitable UV fading and damage. It also protects the artwork from dust and moisture damage.

The surface of the block can be lightly dusted with a soft cloth, however the sealer is not hard like furniture varnish, but a flexible polymer, so it WILL scratch if mistreated. Blocks should never be stacked without a protective layer in between, and are only intended for interior use. Like all good artworks, they should be displayed out of direct sunlight. Please remember that ANYTHING will fade if hung in direct sunlight for a period of time.

We have set out with the intention of creating a high quality product, that we want to give to our own families. We have done extensive research into all our ingredients, and if all the tech information is correct…there’s no reason why, in normal situations, our blocks shouldn’t stand the test of time.

As the wood is a natural product, there are always unique differences and irregularities between pieces. Keep in mind this is a hand made product. Our brush strokes are soft, but visible and there may be slight imperfections between blocks, as is the case with all handmade items. These blocks are created by hand, not by a robot in a factory.