At Plywerk, we use birch and bamboo for all of our wood prints (unlike our sister site over at Prints On Wood). Birch and bamboo are specialized forms of plywood, and both are fantastic for custom photo wood prints. However, there are slight differences between both selections. Read on to find out more:
-Birch comes in 3/4" thick sustainable birch plywood.
-Birch is the lightest among the two options.
-The layered side profile gives the wood print a unique and lovely look.
-Artists and photographers choose birch as their main choice for a canvas.
-It's guaranteed 100% sustainable wood.
-Bamboo is also 3/4" thick sustainable bamboo plywood.
-Contrary to popular belief, bamboo is actually made of grass - not wood.
-It's the heavier option amongst the 2.
-There is a "flute" (fancier, more elegant) side, and a "layered" (simple, classic) side.
-It's more expensive than birch, but the quality is unmatched.
Both options are great. In fact, it all comes down to personal preference. Many people prefer the look of birch while others prefer the feel of bamboo. And if you prefer purchase a blank bamboo panel or blank birch art panel.
Regardless, they're both great canvases to print your art and photos on. And if you're unsure which one to pick, why not go with both? Trust us, you can never go wrong with either option!