Embossing is the process whereby an image is raised on the substrate to create a three-dimensional effect. Combining an emboss with foil can create a stunning and visually appealing print.

How do we emboss?

There are three factors that need to be considered during the embossing process:

  • Pressure – the pressure of the embossed image on the substrate. Too little or too much pressure can create an inferior finish.
  • Heat – the level of heat for the best impression should remain consistent throughout the process.
  • Die Depth – Our in-house die studio can determine the die depth from the initial artwork. Deep etched dies are sometimes needed on a certain paper stock to achieve a more detailed blind emboss.

As well as blind embossing and debossing we have produced stunning fluted foiling work (hot foil and an emboss in one pass) on various substrates including leather, promotional goods and printed cartons.

Our three factories provide the complete range of services for a large number of printing and packaging companies in the UK. As well as smaller users, such as greetings cards makers, craft companies, leather goods manufacturers and commercial printers.

Our dies are all produced in-house and we can achieve decorative finishes or classy raised or debossed effects. See more about this below.

What else can we do for you?

Due to our vast experience and modern facilities, we are able to produce stunning raised and textured dies of the highest standard. Our dies are all produced in-house, therefore, removing the need to have the dies shipped to us before job commencement.

Furthermore, we can produce single level embossed dies, single level debossed dies or multi-level textured dies. We can also make a rigid or flexible counterforce, if necessary, to further increase the quality of the final image.

We are based in the UK with branches in Ipswich, Manchester and Nottingham but we use an extensive range of couriers enabling us to reach from the northern reaches of Scotland, throughout the UK, all over London, and down to the western most point of Cornwall.

If you are only looking for a die and not the finished printed product then please get in touch with our in-house die making studio.

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