TThermographic printing is a multi-stage process invented to mimic the look of engraved printing. Paper is printed with a special sticky ink which is coated with a special thermography powder. The powder attaches to the wet ink with excess powder vacuumed away. Finally, the powder-coated printed material takes a ride through an oven with temperatures ranging from 900 to 1300 degrees Fahrenheit causing the clear powder to gel and raise up. We work with several different print shops, including Laura Marr Printers , to produce quality thermography printing depending on the design needs.
DMost of us are already printing digitally with home and office printers, however, for printing on heavyweight and textured papers, it is important to have a special type of digital printer. Indigo Digital Printers and other high-end digital printers are able to work directly from a digital file on a computer. Digital printers transfer four colors of ink (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) to paper simultaneously, producing a full-color print after only one pass through the printer – meaning that each invitation takes less time to print and is less expensive to produce than other printing methods. Unlike letterpress, which leaves a relief impression, and engraving, which produces raised text, digital printing produces a flat image without any texture.