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Thermography

Thermography – A printing process where the ink is raised on the paper. #Thermography

Thermography

Full Color Printing was very expensive, now it has come down in price, but before that a lot of printed stuff, mostly business cards were printed with raised type, known as thermography printing.

Thermography - A printing process where the ink is raised on the paper. #Thermography
Thermography machine

See video below!

Thermographic printing uses a special ink, on an offset printing press similar to a AB Dick. Then a powder like resin is applied, on a special equipment, that is heated and causing the printed area to puff up, to raise on the surface of the paper.


Thermography - A printing process where the ink is raised on the paper. #Thermography
resin powder

That raised printing gave it a 3D like feel effect.

Thermography - A printing process where the ink is raised on the paper. #Thermography
Sample of raised ink (thermography printing) on a wedding invite I created using clipart

Often used in

  1. Business Cards
  2. Diplomas
  3. Gift Wrap
  4. Greeting Cards
  5. Stationary
  6. Note Cards
  7. Wedding Invitations

Thermography (raised letters) after printing while ink still wet this is how you get raised ink (thermography printing) #thermography #thermographyprinting #raisedtype #raisedink

Video of thermography process to make raised ink

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Steve is graphic designer who works at a print shop. He has been in graphic design since high school and continued on to get an Associates of Applied Science degree in graphic design too. He has since worked mostly in advertising design for various newspapers and shoppers. He has also worked for a couple sign companies. He currently works at a print shop. Steve has over 30 lifetime years of graphic design.

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