THE THERMOGRAPHY PROCESS
Thermography is very similar to flat or offset printing with a few added steps. Once the ink is printed onto the page, a colorless powder is lightly dusted on top. The paper is then put through an oven system that bakes the powder, fusing it to the ink and creating a raised effect.
ADVANTAGES OF THERMOGRAPHY
1. More vibrant and intense than flat printing.
2. Professional and eye-catching raised look.
3. Can be combined with other printing techniques.
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DISADVANTAGES OF THERMOGRAPHY
1. Can only be printed on one side due to the process.
2. Cannot be used on a fold or within 1/4 of an inch from the edge of the paper because the ink will fracture when folded or cut.