Thermography is a raised, clear, glossy finish that is applied to un-laminated stocks by using heat. This remarkable finishing is clear and therefor allows what ever color is underneath to show through. Thermography can enhance offset printing by being applied over top or it can be applied to the untreated cardstock to amplify the color. Thermography can only be used on one side of the card and cannot be applied in close proximity to foil due to the high heat used during the application process. Since thermography does not affect the other side of the card, it is a great alternative to embossing for clients who are looking to have a raised effect.