The raised effect of thermography gives your print a tactile feel that makes it distinct from the everyday.
Carfax uses only high quality paper stock and can source a wide range of colours, textures and specialist papers.
Speed is all about efficient process, not flapping about. When you place an order online, it goes straight to the press without anyone having to touch it. That way we can print even your complex, raised print in a matter of hours.
Thermography is perfect for lettering and smaller areas of imagery. The raised print effect is achieved after printing, by applying an embossing powder to the slow-drying ink. The ink hardens later during a heating process and then solidifies as it cools, leaving the subtly distinctive finish.
Thermography is traditionally used to give print a three-dimensional effect which distinguishes it from standard flat print. If you trace your fingertips across the lettering and imagery produced by thermography, it feels raised to the touch and more permanent. Thermographic printing took off in the 1920s as a way of adding prestige to any stationery. So when Carfax launched in 1926, it mastered the exciting new technology to offer customers a distinctive, raised finish, at a lower price than the more time-consuming and expensive die-stamping for engraved stationery. Now, our LaserRaise process allows printed letterheads to feed through a laser printer.
Each business card is a chance to impress and a reminder of who you are; using raised print makes your card distinctive and memorable.
While engraved stationery is the traditional pinnacle of social stationery, thermography gives the raised print feel without the raised expense.