Thermography Overview


Thermography is raised printing, in a gloss or matte finish. Our matte finished thermography is absolutely beautiful, and has the look of an engraved piece of stationery. Gloss finished thermography will have a slightly higher raise than matte finished thermography.

We have a line of premium metallic thermography powders, that deliver near foil stamped metallic quality.
The following premium metallic colors available:
Super Gold
Strong Gold
Rose Gold
Antique Pewter

Premium metallic thermography swatch books are available for graphic designers and corporations.

Resin powder is applied to the wet ink of an offset printed press sheet.  The paper is passed through a heated chamber, causing the powder to melt and raise from the papers surface.

There are various coarseness of thermography powder, each designed for specific copy styles.
Very fine powder is for thin typography and graphics.
A medium powder is suitable for most work.
A course powder is for somewhat thicker type and graphics.
Heavy coverage of color in thermography is limited to items approximately 1/4” wide or less.
Large fields of color will not render a smooth appearance, and should be avoided in thermography

Medium size copy performs the best with thermography.  Very thin copy does not raise as tall, and large fields will render lumpy.  Photographs, tints, percentages and opacities will not accept thermography smoothly.

Papers with a smoother surface work the best with thermography.  100% cotton papers absorb the ink too quickly, and will not work with thermography.

The most frequently produced items are thermography wedding invitations, thermography business cards, thermography Mitzvah invitations, thermography invitation suites, thermography personal stationery and thermography business stationery.