Kall Kwik Printers London: Thermography and Embossing
Thermography and Embossing are beautiful ways to create elegant high quality print, giving a grand impression. This prestigious product can be used on so many printed items raising the image of you and your company.
- Gilt Edge cards
- Wedding stationery
- Business cards
- Correspondence cards
- Laser Proof Letterheads
- Compliment Slips
- Personal Stationery
- Funeral Cards
- Various Card Textures
- Coloured Edging
- Various Foil Colours
With a wide range of stock and colours available and weights up to 700gsm you will not go un-noticed.
This printing process is very high-end quality product and the process is using metallic, pearlescent, holographic, matt and gloss pigment foils, we transfer your designs using a heated die onto material ranging from paper to 700gsm thick board. This is a very specialised process and if you are looking for a very high quality print outlook this is the method for you.
Embossing and De-bossing
This is a process where we have a die block made and can either be embossed, where the card or paper is pushed upwards giving a raised feeling or de-boss where the same but pushed into the paper or card both these effects are very beautiful and you can also enhance these by foiling over the top (foil embossed). The name blind emboss means only the emboss no print of any sort over the top, this is very subtle process giving your print the best quality finish.
What is Thermographic Printing?
Thermo printing is a multi-stage process. First, a printed paper drops off the printing press onto a conveyor. The conveyor moves the sticky ink underneath the thermography powder which is shaken on top of the entire sheet. The powder attached to the wet ink. The extra powder is then vacuumed up and stored for re-use. Next, the coated sheet passes through an oven with temperatures ranging from 900 to 1300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Laser proof thermography combines a specially formulated powder with an ultraviolet light used to harden or cure the raised stationery so it won’t melt onto your in-house printers. This can take place on an in-line machine or the conveyor of the thermo machinery combined with a retrofit unit. This is the most productive and cost-effective procedure and produces a smoother finish on fine lines of type, almost resembling genuine copper plate engraving.