Frequently Asked Questions
What is Real Wood Veneer Paper?
Real Wood Paper is a real wood veneer paper also commonly called wood paper, wooden paper, thin wooden veneer, etc. Real Wood Paper sheets are shaved from real trees. Just as each tree has its own unique characteristics and aesthetic qualities, so does every sheet of Real Wood Paper. Real Wood Paper retains the natural variations found in wood, such as grain patterns and color variations.
Real Wood Paper sheets begin with raw wood on the front, a layer of eco-friendly, biodegradable adhesive in the middle and then a backing option of fleece, paper, peel and stick adhesive or another sheet of wood. One is sure to be perfect for your project. Real Wood Paper can be printed (*see more details below), used with a Cricut machine, cut, scored, folded, perforated, paper punched, wood burned, laser engraved, laser cut, painted, stained and more.
Please keep in mind that this product is real wood shaved from the layers of trees. Each piece is unique and will vary from the photographs shown on our website. As each layer of a tree is different, each piece of wood paper is different. This is what makes it so uniquely beautiful! No two projects will ever be the same.
If you have any questions regarding which product would suit your needs, please contact us via our CONTACT US page.
What backing/thickness is right for my project?
Fleece Backed (.010″ thick) is a very thin, sheer, flexible backing appropriate for dollhouse enthusiasts, candle wraps, lamp shades, envelope liners…anything where flexibility, luminosity and light-in-weight is a must. The backing material looks and feels similar to very thin vellum. It is also excellent for adhering to another material such as cardstock, wood, etc. (.010″ Thick = 10 PT/165 GSM)
Paper Backed (.016″ thick) is slightly thicker than the Fleece backing. The paper backing has a texture and is excellent for adhering to other backing materials such as cardstock, wood, etc. This thickness is frequently used as wedding invitations that are glued to a larger sheet of cardstock backing. It has great flexibility for printing, textured backing to ‘grab’ adhesive and creates a beautiful, sturdy invitation, announcement, etc. (.016″ Thick = 16 PT/265 GSM)
Wood Backed (.025″ thick) is very strong and sturdy yet still has the flexibility to run through laser printers using the straight feed feature. There is wood on both sides which is perfect for announcements, menus, invitations, programs and more. You get to see the beauty of the wood on both sides. (.025″ Thick = 25 PT/414 GSM)
We always recommend testing our wood products for your project first to ensure compatibility. If you have any questions about which product is right for you, please CONTACT US prior to ordering. (Note: All sales are final unless product is determined to be defective. See our RETURN POLICY.)
What is Short Grain and Long Grain?
This has to do with the direction the grain is going on the sheet. Short Grain means the grain is going in the direction of the shortest direction. Long Grain is going in the direction of the longest direction. VIEW GRAPHIC HERE or VIEW VIDEO HERE
Do the sheets vary in Color and Grain?
Yes! Real Wood Paper sheets are shaved from real trees. Just as each tree has its own unique characteristics and aesthetic qualities, so does every sheet of Real Wood Paper. Real Wood Paper retains the natural variations found in wood, such as grain patterns and color variations. No two sheets are the same. That is what makes our product unique and what makes your project so beautiful. Each is truly one of a kind. To see a sampling of variations by specie, VIEW COLOR and GRAIN VARIATIONS page.
What kind of printer can I use to print on Real Wood Paper?
For Professional Printing Companies, we are not experts in all the printing equipment on the market so we are not able to tell you if your specific equipment will print perfectly. However, our experience has been that most printing companies are able to use their existing laser printers, digital printers, etc to produce beautiful end results for their clients.
For DIY’ers, any laser printer with a manual or straight feed works best. We know that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a laser printer with a straight through feed so we have tested a few popular printers. CLICK TO VIEW HOME/OFFICE PRINTERS WE HAVE TESTED.
We do not recommend using our paper in inkjet printers. Inkjet ink is wet and will bleed into the wood grains before completely drying. However, we have found that some Inkjet printers do just fine with Birch, Maple and sometimes Cherry.
We always recommend testing our wood paper with your printer first to ensure compatibility. (Note: All sales are final unless product is determined to be defective. See RETURN POLICY.)
What are other printing options for Real Wood Paper?
Screen printing and Foil printing are both beautiful options for printing on Real Wood Paper sheets. We recommend seeking a professional source for these options.
Do you offer printing services?
No, we do not do printing services.
Can I cut Real Wood Paper?
Yes! You can cut Real Wood Paper with scissors, craft knives, cutting boards, paper cutters, guillotine cutters, Cricut Maker, paper punches, laser cutters, etc.
Can I cut Real Wood Paper with a Cricut?
Yes! You can cut Real Wood Paper with a Cricut. We have a tutorial on How To Cut Real Wood Paper With a Cricut including settings for each thickness of Real Wood Paper. Several Cricut project tutorials using Real Wood Paper and a Cricut Maker include: Wood and Vinyl, Cutting Wooden Bookmarks, Wood Luminaries & Free SVG & PDF files, and Layered Wood Cross Bookmarks.
Can I laser cut and engrave Real Wood Paper?
Yes! You can laser cut and laser engrave our Real Wood 1/16″ thick wood panels and 1/8″ thick wood panels. Visit our blog post to See what laser cut and engraved Real Wood Paper Panels look like.
Can I score and fold Real Wood Paper?
Yes! You can score and fold Real Wood Paper. For best results, score your paper with a crisp line going WITH the wood grain. You may need to go over that line a couple of times. Fold on your score line.
If your project does require scoring and folding against the grain, the wood will most likely crack and splinter. You want to use just enough pressure so it doesn’t cut all the way through the sheet. It takes a little trial and error to get it right but once you get the setup figured out it will fold just fine for you. If there are still a few splinters on the fold line, just rub with a little sand paper. Some species fold better than others such as birch, maple and cherry.
- Try spritzing the wood with a little water at the score line as this will help make the wood be more flexible.
- Once your sheets are scored and folded, putting them under weight (such as a big heavy book) will help enforce a flatter fold.
- Using a regular clothes iron on a warm (not hot) setting, heat up the fold area, fold and put under weight. The heat reactivates the adhesive making the wood more flexible. When it’s cooled it will hold the desired shape better.
What type of adhesive is used to adhere Real Wood Paper veneer sheets?
Real Wood Paper veneer sheets are glued with a modified UVA adhesive. The adhesive is formaldehyde and chemical free.
Is Real Wood Paper biodegradable?
Yes! Real Wood Paper is cut from real trees and no chemicals or water were used during the production process therefore Real Wood Paper veneer sheets are clean, eco-friendly, 100% natural and biodegradable with no harm to the environment during decomposition.
Is Real Wood Paper sustainably harvested?
Yes! Protecting nature is very important to us. The logs sourced to make Real Wood Paper are from companies that practice sustainable forestry and harvesting procedures.
How quickly do orders ship?
All products usually ship within 1-3 business days. Occasionally, due to increased order volume, orders can take a little longer. Custom orders take longer. Orders are shipped using USPS Priority Mail or USPS Express Mail.
Do you offer wholesale pricing on Real Wood Paper?
No, we do not offer wholesale pricing on Real Wood Paper at this time however we do offer volume discounts using the link below.
Do you offer volume discounts?
Yes, we do offer volume discounts. Please visit our COUPON page for more information. Coupon Codes must be used at time of purchase. Coupon codes cannot be used on previous orders, custom orders or be combined with other offers.
Do you offer custom sizes?
Yes, we offer custom cut sizes. The largest size Real Wood Paper sheets we offer are 11″ x 17″. There is a minimum order of $100.00 for custom cut sizes. Please fill out our CUSTOM QUOTE form for pricing.
My Real Wood Paper is curling. What do I do?
You want to keep your Real Wood Paper stored in it’s original packaging until you are ready to use it. If it is exposed to humidity, it can remember that it used to be a round tree. But don’t worry. If your paper curls, all it takes is a warm clothes iron and a heavy book/box. Iron your paper with a warm, not hot, clothes iron and then place a large, heavy book or box on top of the paper to return it to it’s original flat state.
We take time and effort to inspect all of our products before we ship them to you. We are very thorough in packaging our items for a safe delivery. However, if you have an issue with any of our products upon arrival, please CONTACT US within 2 days of receiving your items. We will do our best to resolve any problem that may occur. Please keep in mind our products are made from live materials created by nature. Real Wood Paper retains the natural variations found in wood, such as grain patterns and color variations. Variations in color and grain are not considered defects and will not be returnable, refundable or exchangeable. These are the natural aesthetic characteristics we love and make our product offerings unique.
We always recommend testing a couple pieces to make sure our products are right for your project prior to ordering larger volumes. If you have specific needs, requirements or specifications, please CONTACT US prior to ordering to receive approval and to verify that we are able to accommodate your needs. Again, our wood products are made from live trees created by nature. Our products are not precision manufactured reproducible items. Each piece is unique and displays its own natural characteristics. All products will vary in color and grain from what is pictured on our website.
We will gladly accept returns, refunds or exchanges on defective products if we are CONTACTED within 2 days of the delivery date. Natural occurring color and grain variations and characteristics are not considered defects. Curling is not considered defective. That can be remedied using the instructions in our FAQ’s above. In order to receive our full return, refund, and exchange promise, all pre-determined defective products must be returned to us in the original packaging and in an unused, unaltered condition within 5 business days after contacting us. Please return your items to us with a copy of your original invoice in a prepaid and traceable manner (USPS Priority, UPS, FedEx, etc) to guarantee shipment tracking and a safe delivery of the returned goods. We will review the products that are returned prior to issuing any refund or exchange. Original Order Shipping Charges will not be refunded. The Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs incurred for the returned products.
If you have any questions about which product is best for your project, please contact us via our CONTACT US page prior to purchase so we can assist you in receiving the product you truly desire.
There are no returns or exchanges on custom orders, larger volume orders with quantities greater than 25 pieces, remnants and closeouts. Order quantities over 25 pieces are non-returnable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. All sales are final.