What are Embossing and Debossing?

Posted August 4, 2010

Embossing is a highly decorative technique which raises surfaces to transform ordinary, flat, and lifeless material into uniquely contoured, 3-dimensional patterns. Where embossing raises the surfaces of materials, debossing works in reverse by pushing the surfaces of materials inward via a heat-pressing process.



Embossing

Debossing

Embossing is a highly decorative technique which raises surfaces to transform ordinary, flat, and lifeless material into uniquely contoured, 3-dimensional patterns. Most often used on letterhead, business cards, certificates, and logos, embossing enhances any design and gives your product a look of sophistication and style.

Where embossing raises the surfaces of materials, debossing works in reverse by pushing the surfaces of materials inward via a heat-pressing process. Often used for logos and titles, debossing enhances the appearance of your products by adding 3-dimensional depth. This technique can be used to give your product that much sought after eye-catching appeal.

Note: We cannot guarantee the uniformity of imprints on naturally uneven or coarse materials, such as leather. Extremely small fonts may not show up well when debossed on natural materials.

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