What is a Plak That Wood Print?

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A Plak That Wood Print is a unique and personalized way to display and showcase your photos on wood.   Whether its a wedding photo, a family portrait, or your favorite pet, they all look great printed on sustainable, Made in USA wooden plaks.  Different from other wood prints, Plak That Wood Prints are made up of several planks of wood pieced together to create a planked wood canvas.  We also offer solid style wood prints in select sizes available here.  Your image is printed directly onto the wooden canvas in full color adding a rustic and unique look to your favorite memories.  The color white is not printed so the natural beauty of the wood shows through on the image giving each piece a unique, natural, and rustic appearance.  Wood grain is also variable, so no two wood prints are the same ensuring a even more personalized work of art.  Create your own custom photos on wood today!

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How do I design a custom wood print?

Our super simple and easy to use wood print designer allows you to add your own pictures, words, texts, and backgrounds to any of our wood print sizes.  Best of all, you can upload a image, design, and review your wood print on your home computer or mobile device all on our website before purchasing!

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Tips for designing your custom wood print:

  • -When designing, ensure your image is stretched belong the red box called the “safe zone” to create a borderless or “full bleed” wood print.
  • -We offer sizes for both portrait style and landscape style photos.  It is best to design these types of photos in their respected sizes.  A selection of our sizes can be viewed here.
  • -Make sure words and text are within the red “safe zone” to ensure they do not get cut out when printed.
  • -Design on a desktop computer to have better control over designing your wood print.
  • -Our wood print designer overlays a wood grain texture over your image.  Use this to better judge color shifts and variations created by the wood.

Here is a short video on how to design a custom wood print using our wood print designer.  If you have any questions about designing your custom wood print, feel free to email us at contact@plakthat.com.

How do you make custom wood prints?

We have over 25 years of experience in commercial printing using state-of-the-art machines. We source the highest quality FSC certified sustainable wood and use our state-of-the-art process to print your images onto the wood.  Each piece of wood is carefully hand selected and examined to ensure quality and consistency in the wood.  All the woodworking and printing is done in our small shop in Ocean City, MD by hand.  We also do wholesale orders for photographers and re-sellers as well as point of purchase / promotional pieces for anyone who appreciates a nice wooden plak!

How do I mount my plak on the wall?

Plak That Wood Prints have supports on the back for the larger sizes, enabling you to set them on top of existing screws in the wall.  Or, just put a couple nails in the wall (level of course) and you’re all set!  The smaller 5×7 and 7×7 sizes have a slot in the back which allows the print itself to be “hooked” onto a wall nail or drywall screw for hanging and leveling. Below is a short video demonstrating how to hang a Plak That wood print.

How are you able to print directly on the wood?

We use a brand new process that prints your image directly onto the wood.  No transfers necessary, the ink is UV bonded to the wood and can withstand dusting and wiping. The results are amazing!

Do you archive the photos?

Every design that is created online will be saved for further use.  That being said, you have the control over whether or not those photos are private.  In addition, by creating a design with Plak That you are signing up to receive our fairly infrequent newsletter.  It is the best way to keep up to date on sales and promotions.  Don’t worry, you can always unsubscribe if you like!

How long is the turnaround time?

We hand build and examine each wood print to ensure quality and consistency.  Generally once an order is placed it takes 5 – 7 business days (about a week) in addition to shipping time. Shipping time varies depending on where you are located and the service selected, with the longest shipping times being around 7 days (to California).  We have expedited shipping available as well.

What is the latest date I can order and receive by Christmas?

2017 Holiday Shipping Terms & Conditions:

      During the busiest time of year in December, we do our best to make sure all items are delivered by Christmas but we are not responsible for delays caused by USPS or UPS.  We advertise that we will ship items out within the USPS and UPS advertised transit times but make no guarantees that your items will be delivered on the exact day they are supposed to.  Because of this, we recommend ordering as soon as possible.  For 2017, our last day to place orders with Standard S&H or Free S&H is Dec. 16th.  This means that it will leave our shop by Dec. 20th.  Our last day to place orders with Expedited S&H is Dec. 18th.  This means it will leave our shop by Dec. 22nd.  Our last day to place orders with Pickup from Store is Dec. 18th.  Those orders will be ready by Dec. 23rd, which is our last day to pickup your items.  We are closed on December 24th.

My wife’s birthday is in two days! Can I get it by then!?

Two days is tough, especially if you aren’t local (due to shipping times).  Email us to see if we can rush process your order or purchase a gift card that ships out immediately (via email) so that your loved one can design their own!  Trust us, she should probably be the one choosing the photos . . .

What file formats do you accept?

Our custom app will accept most photo formats, but the best is a high resolution JPEG. Try to use the original photo when possible for the best quality print.  If you want to use ones from Facebook or Instagram, download them to your computer first before creating them on our site!  If you have questions just follow the directions in the “create” section.  If you have a company logo or design that you wanted enlarged and printed, we highly recommend you email us the vector or .pdf  file of your logo.

Can I use images off of popular social media websites?

Images pulled from social media sites may not print the best.  The reason is because these websites will actually downsize and compress your images when you upload them to photo albums in order to save space on their servers.  Downsizing and compressing will degrade the quality of the photos in order to create a smaller image size for storage.  Use the original image file you used to upload to social media sites for the best results.

I have images from a Professional Photographer, can you print them?

Yes. Use the original full quality image file from your photographer if possible.  Also, ensure you have permission to use these files.

I have images on my smartphone, can you print them?

Yes.  Our wood print designer is smartphone enabled so you can design your wood print right on your phone.  When emailing or transferring your photos to a desktop computer to be designed later, make sure you are uploading the full size of the image.  Do not text images.  This will compress and degrade your images making them blurry when enlarged and printed.

What are your shipping options?

We ship using USPS and UPS Ground, depending on the size of the order, where its going, and cost.

Do you offer volume discounts, wholesale pricing, or affiliate programs?

Yes, yes, and yes.  Just email us at contact@plakthat.com and we will get you all set up!

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What payment options do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards as well as Paypal.

What is your return or refund policy?

We at Plak That want you to love your print.  However, a print looking “good” is completely subjective, and we cannot determine whether or not you will like it.  The woodgrain and toning of the print is beyond our control so any issues with color, tone, and woodgrain style are not grounds for a refund or reprint.  Wood is naturally variable and we can not predict how its going to show through your image nor can we control which prints end up on the blanks.  Our designer does a great job of showing an example of the finished product, but it is not going to look identical!  Each design that is created gets printed as-is, so if you have a question about a design or a coupon code is not applying as it should, then please email us before placing your order.  If you upload a low quality (grainy / blurry) photo, there is nothing we can do.  Blurry in, blurry out.  Social media and photo sharing sites online shrink your images to save space, so printing images from these sources is not encouraged!  If its a gift for someone else and you don’t have access to the high resolution files, get them a gift card!

If the print arrives damaged or it is the wrong design, we will happily reprint it for you.  Since each print is made to order and designed online by the customer, all sales are final.  If you have an issue with your order, email us with a photo of the print so that we can determine how to move forward.