Embossed/debossed printing is a unique and show-stopping way to add extra dimensions and interest to your printing. This specialty print method requires precision and high-quality materials to ensure the best possible result.
When carried out by experienced professionals, embossing printing can help to leave a lasting impression and build your brand identity.
Considering embossed/debossed printed products for your business? Read on to learn more.
What Is Embossing?
While embossing and debossing have been around since the 15th century, the process we now use and are familiar with didn’t appear until the 19th century. It is one of the most documented and longest-lasting methods of embellishment.
Embossing involves the use of metal plates to raise a logo, text or image to create a 3-dimensional effect. It is more accurately described as a kind of stamping or moulding of the stock to create a design.
Embossing and debossing add a touch of luxury to a wide variety of products and is an affordable and effective way to enhance your printing.
What is the Process for Embossed/Debossed Printed Products?
The process of embossing/debossing is much simpler than the results it produces. The material to be embossed/debossed is placed between two plates or dies fitted to an embossing press. These plates are most often made from magnesium, copper or brass and fit precisely into one another.
When they are pressed together, the material inside is forced into the recessed image by the plate behind. This leaves the embossed/debossed image or text behind.
Types of Embossing
Depending on the final effect you are after, you may like to stick with a traditional embossing approach or choose some added extras for maximum impact.
1) Blind embossing – This is the most traditional style of embossing and leaves clean, uncomplicated and subtle impressions.
2) Registered embossing - This process involves placing an embossed image in alignment with another element. This element can be created with ink, foil, punching or with a second embossed image.
3) Combination embossing - When foil printing and embossing is used on the same image for maximum visual effect.
4) Glazing - This uses heat in combination with the embossing process and leaves the embossed area with a shiny or polished appearance.
What Is Debossing?
Debossing is similar to embossing except the image, logo or text is pressed down into the chosen material to leave an indentation, rather than upwards and out of the stock.
Debossing is favoured for thicker materials such as leather that require more pressure applied to leave a clear image. It is unsuitable for thinner materials as it tends to leave an impression on the reverse side and can tear through.
Where and on What Can You Use Embossing/Debossing?
Embossing/debossing can be used to add flair or creativity to a whole host of materials and items. Virtually anything flat, malleable and thin enough can be successfully embossed. This includes paper, foil, leather, thin cardboards, non-woven textiles such as felt and some plastics. Some of the more common items that respond well to embossing include -
Personal or business stationery
Thank you cards
Labels and more
Why Choose Us?
At Infinite Print, we operate as a print management company which provides us with access to suppliers all over Australia and overseas. We choose this approach as it allows us to track down materials of the highest quality and use cutting-edge technology for every job. In doing this we can offer the widest range and produce exceptional results on all standard and speciality printing orders.
Our team has a vast amount of experience in helping clients from concept through design and delivery. We are passionate about providing outstanding customer service and sourcing the best printing methods and technology for every job. We understand that quality printing, whether for promotional materials, stationery, business cards and more all contribute to your valued image, brand and the impression you make.
Contact Infinite Print today on 0413 328 803 to learn more about embossing printing and a whole range of other quality print options.