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.