(Closed) DIY thermography?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmm well ok I’m not sure if this could work for you.  But an option I have been considering is buying a custom stamp of my invitation (you can get custom stamps as large as 5×7 which is an entire invite) then stamping with it and embossing it using embossing powder.  I think the stamp runs you about $50 plus paper and materials of course, but that sure is a ton cheaper then thermography. Hope that helps!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Let me know if you need sites that sell the custom stamps, I have a bunch bookmarked!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

alternatively, if you know someone with a Gocco, you can use embossing powder to create a thermographed look.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well here are some custom stamp sites : https://shop.simonstamp.com/LoginPage.aspx?SessionExpired=true&CatalogID=Main%20Catalog&CategoryID=Traditional%20Wood%20Handle%20Rubber%20Stamps%20(20050602195215558)&TL=0http://www.rubberstampchamp.com/custom.aspx?id=31, and http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23981579.  Those are the ones where if you give your invitation wording in the format you want, you could have it made into a stamp.  This sight may have some large stamps with designs already http://blockheadstamps.com/sheets.html there are more sites out there too if you just google rubber stamps I am sure you will find a bunch with larger designs. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

you actually can do this.  If you put embossing powder onto the invitation as soon as it finishes printing and use a heat gun to set the powder, you should be able to get the embossed/thermography look just fine.  I tested this myself, afraid that regular inkjet printer ink would dry too fast, but it definitely seems to work. 

 You just want to use good cardstock, because with regular paper the ink just seeps right in, and makes the paper look transparent after embossing. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

what kind of paper…can metalic pearl paper be used?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

that’s a really great tip actually, Lorenna.

Maybe for your invitations just pick one element to emboss, like your names? It would probably be less scary to do consistently and would make it a little more special. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I know this is an old post, but I LOVE the idea of embossing after taking it out of the printer. Anyone have any pics of doing this successfully??

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