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Embossing

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Embossing is the process whereby we raise an image on a substrate to create a 3D effect. Combining an emboss with foil can create a stunning and appealing print finish.

Due to our vast experience and modern facilities, we are able to produce stunning raised and textured dies to the highest standard. All our dies are produced in-house therefore, removing valuable time before the job commences.

How do we emboss?

  1. Pressure – the pressure of the die image against the substrate. Too little or too much pressure can create an inferior finish, or even ‘push through’ the substrate.
  2. Heat – the heat level should remain the same throughout the process to leave the best impression.
  3. Die Depth – our in-house die studio can determine the die depth from the initial artwork. Deeper etched dies are required on certain paper stock to achieve a more detailed and attractive finish.
  4. Paper choice – your choice of paper or board is important for the blind embossing process. Smooth material can be difficult, as can bright white – our representatives will be able to guide you on paper choice.

For us, it is not a job…it is a way of life

Blind embossing

A blind emboss creates a textured, three-dimensional finish on print, using a male die, a female die and pressure. A blind emboss can be a single-level or multi-level finish.

Debossing

Uses the same technique as a blind emboss. Instead of the finished effect jumping out from the paper (or board) it depresses into the material.

Foil embossing

Using a fluted die we can foil and emboss in a single pass. This saves make-ready time and will help create a stunning foiled and embossed finish.

Raise the profile of your print materials with Blockfoil. Contact us today and talk to our friendly team.

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Interested in what we can do for you?

Nottingham
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