Also called raised or raised-ink printing, thermography is a classic printing technique that uses traditional lithography and pine resin to create individually printed item piece-by-piece. The result is a raised glossy look, similar to spot varnish or spot UV with a three dimensional feel.
Thermographic printing can also be viewed as post print process with a physical change of resin powder. Prior to that, the first step of printing is completed by using rubber-based, slow-drying ink. While the ink is still ‘wet’, the substrate then goes through the process of applying resin powder onto the printed area (and removing excess powder) before going through the heating process. Once the resin on sheet or cards is heated and melted, a raised and glossy film will form on top of the printed area.
Like letterpress, thermography is still loved by people who prefer traditional art works with more personal or individual feeling that is hard to get through mass production. It’s often used in wedding invitations and greeting cards or diploma certificates.
Stock recommendations: anything between 150gsm and 350gsm
Additional finish: stamping, laser engraving and die-cut shaping
Custom dimension to suit personal needs.
100, 250, 500, etc
Wedding invites, stationery:
Tailor to your needs.