Embossing is the process of creating a three-dimensional image or design on paper or other material.  It is accomplished by creating a die, which is then stamped onto the paper, raising the embossed area above the rest of the sheet.

Embossing is often done a company’s logo, names of publications, on product images, or artistic elements.

The embossing can be done with a single-level die, raising everything the same degree. Or a multi-level die can be used, creating a variety of raised levels.

You can emboss a printed image, which is called registered embossing (meaning the embossing is registered to a certain area).  Or you can emboss a non-printed area, called blind embossing.  Blind embossing is usually done on the cover of a brochure or catalog or on business cards and stationery. Typically it will be an embossed logo, company name or even a product.

Debossing uses the same process, except instead of creating a raised effect, a recessed effect is created.

Embossing or Debossing is done after the piece has been printed and requires a separate press run.

For more information on embossing or to get a quote, please give us a call at 818-709-1220 or Request a Quote here.

If you’d like to come by and see samples of embossing, we are located in Chatsworth, an easy drive from Valencia, Sun Valley, Simi Valley, Pacoima and Van Nuys.

Published On: June 14th, 2022 / Categories: Print Finishing, Printing / Tags: , /