This is one of the most eco-friendly products in the studio. It is sustainable and contributes to the LEED® v3 certification under MR Credit 6: Rapidly Renewable Materials. This panel is from the moso (Phyllostachys pubescens) species of bamboo which is not eaten by pandas (because it grows so fast that leaves are too high to reach).
The fine grain and interesting edges means you don’t have to cover this up with a frame. Images can be printed direct to this dense board with UV cured inks which allows the grain to show for a natural, warm look.
The panels are available in thicknesses of 1/4″, 1/2″ and 3/4″. Since the board is so dense it can be heavy and larger images should be printed to the narrower thicknesses.
The panel also makes a good substrate for mounting fine art paper (such as fine art bamboo paper) if the picture wouldn’t be enhanced by the grain and warmth of the bamboo.