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With Wood-u-Print’s high-quality printer and special UV ink, any wooden surface can be transformed into colourful panels with vibrant images.
plywood, oak veneered MDF panels, click panels and interior doors. The panels can be sawn to size after coming out of the printer and turned into personalised furniture components, table tops and more. “Because we print digitally, there are no extra costs to make each panel different. Our customised wall panels are very popular with hotels because they can have a different style or theme in each room for the same price as doing them all the same,” says Buggenhout.
Limitless options “The applications and possibilities are endless. Photos, images or text, whatever you like can be printed on any wooden surface for tables, cupboard doors for your home or office, walls or even exhibition stands. We are also developing printed ceiling panels and we are currently working on customisable steps for staircases,” Buggenhout says enthusiastically. For their range of ‘print & click’ panels, Wood-u-Print offers a fast and easy solution for anyone who wants a customised wall. The panels can renovate existing
walls, be used as a partition wall in any width and the design can be personalised. “The panels are much stronger and more scratchproof than for example wallpaper and the installation of a wall is much faster than plasterboards. Furthermore, there are almost no visible seams or screws, and of course there is no need to paint them!” Buggenhout says. “The entire process is fully automated and delivers the printed and lacquered panels in just four minutes.”
A unique concept The concept for the business came from his father, Walter Buggenhout who worked in the wood varnishing industry. In early 2010 he came up with the idea of printing images on the wooden panels before varnishing them. After a lot of research and development, they achieved the optimal combination of ink and lacquer, integrated the printing process in the production line and Wood-u-Print was born.
hotels and restaurants in the Netherlands, Austria and even Dubai. Wood-u-Print is also about to launch a line of small cube tables that will be available on the German interior design webshop Home24. The cubes or ‘MyCube’ printed on every side and are currently also available from the Wood-u-Print website. On the Wood-u-Print website there is a wide range of ready-to-order (click) panels, photo frames and furniture pieces available with various premade designs. If you want to personalise an item, you can do this through their practicable online layout application or visit the showroom in Merchtem. www.wood-u-print.be
The Belgian company, based just north of Brussels, was set up three years ago and quickly realised it had found a gap in the market. By now it gets orders from all over the Benelux and beyond, including
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Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.