What is Thermography?
Thermographic printing or "Thermo" for short is a traditional printing process in which paper or card is printed with slow drying pantone inks that are applied with a specialist embossing powder to make the ink raise when heated.
Once the powder is applied they are processed through a vacuum system that removes all excess powder from the uninked areas. They are then inserted into a radiant oven via a conveyor to apply the heat. Once cooled, the ink becomes solid and has a plastic like raised feel with a subtle shine.
Thermography is very popular for the following products:
It has also been used to print braille text.