Thermography is the process where powder is added to the printing ink and then moved under heat to cook the ink onto the paper. When the ink & powder mixture is heated up, they are blended together in order to show the raised effect. Thermography is sometimes called the 'Poor Man's Engraving' because the thermographical effect looks very similar to an engraved effect (more about engraving here), and actually sometimes looks better than an engraved look. Find More Articles and Resources about Thermography Below.
How Offset Printing Works - How Offset Printing Works, including Thermography.
Flat or Raised... Which One is Right for You? - Both our flat printed and raised print letterhead versions are professional in appearance and appealing in price. However, there are differences in the two technologies.
Impact Thermography - Prior to 1980, the wholesale thermography industry was very centralized, dominated by a few large companies. As thermography machines became smaller, more efficient, and affordable, many commercial printers began producing thermography in-house. In addition, wholesale business card franchise operations came on the market, offering local service and overnight delivery.
IRINFO.org - RINFO.ORG is a content-based web resource and on-line community dedicated to professionally promoting infrared thermography and related PPM, PdM and NDT technologies.
Thermography - Explains the thermography process and its uses.
Thermography - The process of spreading thermal powders on the wet ink of a print application and heating it in order to melt the powder into a single solid mass which is raised above the printed surface. It is also known as "imitation engraving", however an engraving die is not needed with thermography. The process is faster than engraving and it is less expensive.
Thermography is a Printing Process Where the Ink is Raised on the Sheet - It was originally created to simulate engraving at a lesser cost. The process is done with a normal offset press and a “thermo” unit is attached to the end of the press or duplicator.
What's the Difference Between Engraving & Thermography? - Engraving and thermography are actually quite different from one another but these two printing methods are frequently confused. The printing results can be somewhat similar and can commonly be found on wedding invitations, business cards and the occasional letterhead.
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