Heat Reveal (then hide) Scratch Cards
Presenting the next evolution of scratchcards - ‘heat and reveal’ card printing from Better Printing!
These innovative printed cards offer a fun, interactive way to get potential customers and partners engaging with your brand. Simply place a finger or thumb on top of the pad and watch as your body heat reveals the message underneath!
It’s all thanks to clever ‘thermochromic’ heat-sensitive ink, which stays opaque at room temperature and temporarily turns transparent when things get cozy. Thermosensitive ink offers the suspense of a scratchcard without the messy latex residue; and since the ink can be reactivated again and again, your message can remain a surprise for each and every person!
Heat and reveal printing is perfect for creating show-stopping business cards, versatile multi-use scratchcards, or as a security/verification feature for vouchers and tickets. Plus, Better Printing can provide thermosensitive printing for brochures, booklets, flyers, leaflets and plenty of other products in our range.
‘Chill-and-reveal’ printing is also available on request - perfect as an on-pack promotional gimmick for all sorts of refrigerated foods and drinks.
And as always, you can customise your print even further with your own unique specifications - artwork, size, shape, material, finishing options and more!
Take a look at our standard thermochromic card printing prices below; or if you have a more specific print project in mind, contact our print experts on 023 8087 8037
or at email@example.com for a quote.
Thermochromic ink uses clever heat-sensitive dyes called leuco dyes, which react and become translucent at certain temperatures. Your cards are printed with a layer of regular ink, followed by a layer of thermochromic ink on the desired areas of your design; when the ink turns clear at temperature, the artwork underneath is temporarily revealed, then hidden again as the ink’s temperature returns to normal.
Our standard cards are activated at body temperature, so you can place a thumb or finger over the heat-sensitive areas of your design to reveal them. Alternatively, Better Printing can provide ‘chill-to-reveal’ inks which are activated at lower temperatures - get in touch to find out more!
Don’t worry; Better Printing can supply your cards with lamination for added protection, which won’t affect the heat-to-reveal functionality of the thermochromic ink. (We recommend adding lamination to your order to protect the thermochromic ink from damage.)
Unfortunately you can’t add things like foiling or spot UV gloss varnish on top of the heat-sensitive areas of your design - but Better Printing can certainly add these extras to any parts of your card which aren’t printed with the thermochromic ink.
Thermochromic heat sensitive ink is 100% recycled. Please note that your local recycling centre may not accept cards with lamination or other finishing extras.