Raised Ink Thermography Same Day
& Raised Letter Printing
Same Day Rush Thermography is a post print process that is achieved today using traditional printing methods like offset printing or letter press coupled with thermography machines. Our same day rush thermography machines consist of three sections with a through conveyor.
The first section applies thermographic/embossing powder, made from plastic resins, to the substrate (normally paper). The areas selected for raised printing are printed with slow-drying inks that do not contain dryers or hardeners so that they remain wet during the application of powder. This ink is dried and hardened later during the heating process.
The second section of the process is a vacuum system that removes excess powder from uninked areas of the substrate.
The third section of the process conveys the product through a radiant oven where it is exposed to temperatures of 900 to 1300 degrees Fahrenheit. The heating process takes on the order of 2.5 to 3 seconds. Through conduction from the paper, the powder temperature rapidly increases and starts melting. When the process is correctly adjusted, the center of the largest filmed areas reach sufficient quality level as the product exits the heater. The melted ink then solidifies as the product cools.
We are able to accommodate printing this product as a standard for most stock that we carry in house as well as for rush raised printing orders. The fastest we can print via same day rush thermography/raised letter printing is same day, you can even pick up your product if your in local to nyc.