Embossed and Debossed Print

Don’t Let Your Print Fall Flat

Have you ever picked up a piece of print that had a raised image that you couldn’t help running your fingers across?  You probably thought it looked interesting too.
‘Embossing’ and ‘Debossing’ are two print techniques used to either raise or lower an image or text into paper. Both are a fantastic way of giving your print a fresh, superior look and feel.
Embossing
This is the print process of pressing a logo or graphic design into paper or card stock from underneath which gives the raised image a 3D effect. The most effective embossed pieces use a heavier paper stock to highlight the depth and detail of the embossed graphics.
The embossed area can be printed, foil stamped usually using gold or silver heat pressed foil or left without ink also known as blind embossing.
You can emboss a range of printed items to add a high-quality finish such as mailers, folders, menus, business cards, invitations and more.

Foil Stamped

Debossing
Debossing is the opposite of embossing with the design image imprinted into your piece of print to create a depressed effect. Just like embossing, you can choose to leave the debossed area untouched, fill it in with ink or foil stamp it.
Both processes work better using a coloured board without ink (blind embossing/debossing) or next to printed images so you maximise the 3D effect.
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