By the 1960s, the cost and lead time of die stamping were luxuries few could afford, so thermography saw a surge in demand. It promised the same beautiful tactile effect, without the need for an engraved metal die.
It is a compromise of course. True die stamping will print fine serifs with a deep coverage that can’t be imitated, and thermography is always prone to an uneven “orange peel” effect if spread over a large area. But well printed thermography gives a perfect result when printing text on a business card, and remains very popular. We offer a high temperature version too, which is needed for letterheads to be used in laser printers.
Thermography is printed using Pantone inks, not process. So please supply artwork in spot colours.