Direct to substrate printers?

I have seen some neat direct printing to wood and other materials (substrate) with a laser or uv printer online. I was curious if anyone had seen this type of work done with the cnc machines? Could it be something that uses the x-carve machine to create the movement needed to be able to print in color? I have seen folks using pens but this seems like something that could surpass a simple own pretty quickly if we could establish the system on the cnc.

Most likely not - inklines, printheads (which are not cheap) and too many other factors

I used to run a uv flatbed printer which printed on almost anything. Was pretty neat. I’d say it would be doable, however, probably way more trouble than it’s worth. If cost/trouble isn’t a problem… would be interesting to see.