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Glossary of Terms

Not familiar with a term we've used or just want to broaden your industry vocabulary? Our glossary will keep you up-to-date with the latest printing, marketing and healthcare terminology.

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  • Thermal Transfer

    Thermal transfer is a technology that uses heat to deposit dye or resin onto a finished product. It works by using heat and pressure to transfer the ink off the ribbon and onto the substrate that it is in contact with.

  • Thermography

    A process for imitating copperplate engraving, such as on calling cards, by dusting the freshly printed ink surface with resin powder which, when heated, fuses with the ink to form a slightly raised surface. The finished product is very similar to embossed printing in feel and appearance but is much less expensive.