Coatings, Volume 10, Issue 12 (December 2020) – 129 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Natural wood with warm colors, varied patterns, mellow gloss, and fine texture is appreciated in people’s lives. However, natural resources are in short supply, especially precious timber in the wood industry. The application of natural wood textures in furniture and wood products, aiming to achieve a pleasing sensory experience by mimicking the surface characteristics of natural wood, has long been the subject of surface decoration. In the increasing trend to manufacture imitation wood material, inkjet printing is a relatively new technique that allows additive contact-free manufacturing based on digital image data. However, the main strategies such as image processing, texture designing, and printing workflows are central issues for replicating real wood surface texture to fabricate the vivid 3D wood texture. View this paper
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