Thermography Printing 101, Thermography Wedding Invitation with Floral Envelope Liner, Classic, Traditional Style

Invitation Printing 101 – Thermography

Welcome back to Invitation Printing 101! Today we’re discussing thermography ink. My last post discussed flat, digital printing so now we’re stepping into the world of texture with this raised ink option.

The Basics

First Look:
• Raised ink
• Glossy, slightly rubbery texture
• Usually printed on a smooth matte or metallic paper

It’s great for:
• Traditional weddings
• Classic styles
• Designs with one or two ink colors

It’s often combined with:
• Embossed borders
• Backing layers
• Pockets

Details and Samples

Thermography is created by dusting a resin-like powder over a special ink. Next, the invitation is heated causing the powder to create a raised, slightly rubbery effect upon drying. Since the inks are applied separately, thermography printing is a great option for classic designs with one or two ink colors. The final product is usually glossy but matte finishes are also available.

Thermography printing is great for simplistic designs like this nautical invitation. In this case, we used a combination of gray and navy ink on soft white and slate papers. A backing layer and textured cream pocket finished the look for this beachfront wedding.

Catie + Ryan, Nautical Pocket Wedding Invitation, Navy and white color palette, sea theme motifs, shell, seahorse and crab illustrations Catie + Ryan, Nautical Pocket Wedding Invitation, Navy and white color palette, sea theme motifs, shell, seahorse and crab illustrations

As you can see in these traditional invitations, sometimes one color is all you need. Both designs use classic typefaces and black ink. The first is framed beautifully with an embossed border. The second features rounded corners and a lovely floral envelope liner on ivory shimmer paper.

DFP "Treasure" Wedding Invitation, Embossed Border, Black Thermography Ink Lemontree "Katherine," Black and Cream Thermography Wedding Invitation with White Rose Floral Envelope Liner, Traditional Style, Calligraphy style font

We love dressing up thermography invitations with foil accents, bellybands, layers and pockets.

Laurie + Monica, Traditional Black and White Pocket Invitation, Layered of black, white and shimmer paper, classic calligraphy style typeface, monogram in pearlized foil Laurie + Monica, Traditional Black and White Pocket Invitation, Layered of black, white and shimmer paper, classic calligraphy style typeface, monogram in pearlized foil Lasercut Bellyband Wedding Invitation, Black and gold color palette, vintage deco style, embossed frame, classic typefaces Lemontree "Brooke," Mauve and Ivory, Traditional Wedding Invitation, Layered Paper, Bellyband, Monogram, Calligraphy style script, Thermography printing

Thermography invitations are a great option for couples who are looking for a classic style that they can infuse their personality into. This stunning wax seal, pocket-style invitation we designed for an intimate winter wedding in New York City does just that!

Silvana + Paul, Wax Seal Wedding Invitation, Winter Wedding, Red and Cream Color Palette, Gold Wax Seal and Ribbon Detail, Pocket Invitation, Monogram with Wreath Laurel

As with any raised or indented ink, seeing it in person is a must! Contact us to set up an appointment in either our Center Moriches or Mineola Studio. If you live out of town or have an extra busy schedule, give us a call and we’ll be happy to send you samples and set up a phone or video appointment.

Happy planning!

xoxo,
Fat Cat Signature