Raised Ink (Thermography) Business Card Printing

Ideal for Raised Lettering or Logos on Business Cards

Looking for that old school look for your business cards?
Before CMYK became a big thing, raised ink/thermography was in vogue. It usually involves one colour, maybe two and is well-suited for minimalist business card printing.

How does it work? Thermography requires the lettering or shape intended to be raised to first be printed. While the ink is still wet, a resin powder is sprinkled onto it. After this, any excess powder is vacuumed off and the print project is heated. As it heats, the resin melts, slightly bubbles and lifts upwards. This traditional method of printing creates a totally unique finish.

Our designers will create your artwork ready for raised printing. Just email your logo or lettering with your design and we will take care of the rest.

    SINGLE SIDED PRINTING – 1 COLOURSINGLE SIDED PRINTING – 2 COLOURDOUBLE SIDED PRINTING – 1 COLOURDOUBLE SIDED PRINTING – 2 COLOUR

    SINGLE SIDED PRINTING – 1 COLOUR

    350gsm ivory board

    *Also available in 360gsm satin artboard, 300gsm Brilliant or Cream Conqueror and 280gsm Linen Board.

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    SINGLE SIDED PRINTING – 2 COLOUR

    350gsm ivory board

    *Also available in 360gsm satin artboard, 300gsm Brilliant or Cream Conqueror and 280gsm Linen Board.

    Custom quote

    DOUBLE SIDED PRINTING – 1 COLOUR

    350gsm ivory board

    *Also available in 360gsm satin artboard, 300gsm Brilliant or Cream Conqueror and 280gsm Linen Board.

    Custom quote

    DOUBLE SIDED PRINTING – 2 COLOUR

    350gsm ivory board

    *Also available in 360gsm satin artboard, 300gsm Brilliant or Cream Conqueror and 280gsm Linen Board.

    Custom quote

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    Lettering with Raised Ink Business Card Artwork and Printing

    Raised printing was originally designed to simulate embossed engraving at a lower cost.

    The process is carried out with a ‘thermo’ unit attached to the end of the printing press where freshly printed inks are dusted with a clear compound.

    As the excess powder on the non printed areas is removed by vacuum, the sheet passes under a heater set at 480 – 700 degrees Celsius. This fuses the ink and powder compound together. The sheet is immediately moved into a cooling section where the raising is stopped.

    The finished product looks high end and distinctive to the eye and touch.

    It’s a perfect choice for business cards, swing tags, certificates, menus and invitations.

    Choose from the many Pantone Ink colour options available.

    • High impact as printing stands out more
    • Able to match virtually any company colour
    • Unique texture, look and feel
    • Choice of 4 stocks
    • Lower cost than Letterpress printing

    Specifications:

    • 54 x 89mm
    • 360gsm satin artboard available with matt celloglaze 2 sides
    • 350gsm ivory board
    • 300gsm Brilliant or Cream Conqueror
    • 280gsm Linen Board
    • Pantone Colour Matching System or Black Inks used