Hand-Pressed Tree Ring Print - 12"x12"


Sapwood + Soot creates tree ring prints using real tree cross-sections, also called tree cookies. While our specialty is personalized family tree ring prints, we create these ink and paper original and one-of-a-kind prints as well. Each of our hand-pressed prints is created using a piece of actual wood that has been salvaged, high quality watercolour paper created following sustainable forest management standards, and professional-grade print-making ink. We distress the pieces of wood so their growth rings become more exposed, and we then spread ink onto the wood and hand-press a piece of paper on top. The ink used is thick and rich, and adds a layer of texture. No two original ink and paper prints are the same. There may be imperfections with original prints, but we think that adds to the character.

PLEASE notify me if you would like a print with several trees, or a print with only one tree.

This print would make a perfect gift for a housewarming, birthday, holiday, or just because.

We aim to be as sustainable as possible in the creation of our personalized tree ring prints and we source salvaged wood for our prints. These tree ring prints were created manually from a spruce tree branches of a 102 year old spruce tree that was removed due to insect damage.


PLEASE NOTE this listing is for an original ink and paper tree ring impression print. The paper may have creases due to the print-making process. This print is NOT framed.

Keywords: gift, hand made, wedding gift, nursery decor, home decor, housewarming gift

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If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at sapwoodandsoot@gmail.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you make the original tree ring prints?

Yes! After we acquire some wood, we prepare the wood surface for printmaking and create original prints using a little elbow grease and ink.

Do you cut down trees for this?

Our source trees are trees that have been cut down for a different purpose. Several of our source trees were reaching the end of their life span and were cut down because they had become a safety hazard for the immediate area around them.

How do you know what year belongs to which ring?

Each ring of a tree represents a different growth year, with the centre of the tree being the oldest ring, and the outermost ring being the youngest. Sometimes the rings can be difficult to distinguish and there may be some inaccuracies in years, but our process ensures we do our best to count the rings as accurately as possible to give you our best product.

How old is the oldest design you have available?

We currently have prints that are 38, 77, 102, and 117 years old available.

Is the size of the tree in my print the actual size of the real tree?

Some of our tree prints are true-to-size, but others are too large for standard poster sizes and have been scaled down. This will not affect the results of your print.

Do you sell any other products with the prints on them?

We currently only sell digital downloads and paper prints. We would love to hear from you if you would like to see our art on a different medium!

Do you make the print after it has been customized?

We outsource our printing to a company who has manufacturing facilities in Canada and other countries.

What kind of paper is used for the prints?

We print on museum-quality thick and durable matte paper. Each poster is giclée-printed on archival, acid-free paper that yields brilliant prints to brighten up any room.

Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
Giclée printing quality
Opacity: 94%
ISO brightness: 104%
Blank product sourced from Japan

What does your name, "Sapwood and Soot", mean?

Our prints wouldn’t be possible without two things: trees or ink.

Trees are actually quite sophisticated, and a tree trunk is made up of different structural components. The rings of a tree are easily distinguishable in the sapwood, which is the component that allows the flow of water and minerals from the roots to the leaves.
We use ink to create our original prints. Ink has origins from charcoal or soot from fires.
Hence the name, Sapwood and Soot.

What if two people are born in the same year?

No problem! We have a few different solutions. You can either choose the same colour for the people born on the same year, or you can choose different colours and the ring will be split for each colour.

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Love these prints! Excellent quality. Exactly what was described and arrived quickly!

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