Thermo Invitation Printing | Quality Printing London

10 July 2018

Thermographic (or thermo) printing is a unique print process that can be used to add a special touch to your printing. The final effect is sometimes confused with embossing as the print appears raised and shiny, but the process used to achieve it is quite different! 

Take a look at our thermo machine in action, printing a quality thick invitation…

How does thermo printing work?

  1. Firstly the invitation is printed with ink, the thermography process is carried out while the ink from the printing is still wet.
  2. In the next stage of production a thermographic powder is applied to the invitation.
  3. The excess powder is vacuumed away to leave only the areas with the wet ink still covered.
  4. Now the invitation undergoes the heating process, where the powder is baked to create a raised and shiny effect.
  5. The final stage is cooling the invitation to get the finished product!

Have a look at some examples of  invitations we have printed using the thermo print process below…

Are you throwing a fabulous summer party or a formal dinner to celebrate your company’s achievements? Create the right first impression of your event by sending a luxury invitation! 

We can help you to create an invitation worthy of any mantelpiece… get in touch with us today to discuss your business cards project with us… give us a call on 020 7582 6500 or email sales@solways.co.uk.

If you would prefer to discuss your project in person please contact us to arrange an appointment. We love to put a name to a face and to chat about all things print-related! 


Solways Printers offers print processes away from the mainstream. Our specialties encompass specialist print processes: duplexed (THICK) business cards, triplexed (EXTRA THICK) business cards, watermarking, foil blocking, embossing, digital embossing, Indigo digital, die-cutting, thermography, lithography, book production and magazines.


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