thermography Print Production


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Understanding thermography

Thermography uses a combination of special inks and powdered polymers to create a raised dimensional image on paper. The powder adheres to the special inked areas, the excess is vacuumed off, and then heat is applied briefly to melt the polymer. As the paper exits the heated section of the press, the polymer cools and hardens. The result? The look of expensive engraving at a much lower cost. The thermographic printing is not fake engraving. With modern polymers effects such as transparent dimension, matte artwork and even textural fields like granular sand and florescent and pearlescent finishes, even glitter can be created with thermographic methods.

There is no limit to the colors that you can use in thermography. Now there are a few things to consider when you're designing for thermography. Large areas of thermography may become modeled with an irregular surface. Although that might actually be kind of neat, you should avoid folds in the middle of the thermographed area because the art might ...

Understanding thermography
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Understanding thermography provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Fundamentals

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