Why We Don't Use MDF

Why We Don't Use MDF

When ordering prints on wood, rest assured that all of our prints are printed on 100% solid hardwood.  To replace what we take, we make regular contributions to the National Forest Foundation to plant trees across America.

MDF, particle board and plywood all use binders that contain formaldehyde.  Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen (cancer causing agent).  

Formaldehyde is a toxin that just keeps on giving.  Products that have this toxin in them will continue to off-gas for years.  Some people think that painting or printing on MDF or plywood will resolve the problem of off-gassing but it just locks it away... for the time being.

MDF can be recycled; although there are few places that actually will accept MDF for recycling.  Most of it ends up in the landfills where the toxins will continue to off-gas over time and can potentially contaminate the aquafer (groundwater, rivers, streams, etc).  

Before you buy - ask what your photo is being printed on and keep the environment in mind.  

We don't have a Planet B.