Prolab Digital Offers Direct Bamboo Imaging
LOS ANGELES—Prolab Digital has unveiled a longtime staple of East Asian printing with its introduction of bamboo printing. East Asian cultures have printed text and images on bamboo for millennia, now Prolab Digital has translated this ancient art form for the modern world.
Prolab Digital has produced hundreds of bamboo prints for Fortune 500 companies, individual clients, and mom and pop retail outlets looking for images with an earthy aesthetic that are also environmentally friendly.
The printer feels its point of differentiation is printing directly onto the surface of the bamboo instead of pasting a pre-printed acrylic onto the wood. The direct printing method offers Prolab's clients images that are both crisp yet melded into the grain of the wood itself, providing an organic feel to the image.
Aside from its visual appeal, bamboo offers the benefit of being renewable, eco-friendly and completely biodegradable. Standard thicknesses for artistic bamboo prints are 1/4˝, 1/2˝ and 3/4˝.