Give your packaging design another dimension that print alone simply cannot do. Embosing can be used by itself or together with foil, coatings or printing.
Add depth to your Design
Embossing and debossing is a way cost-effective way to elevate the attractiveness and value of your packaging. Embossing or debossing is simply a procedure used to raise the surface of the paper and design, or recess the paper in the case of debossing, giving some depth or relief to the surface. This adds impact visually and also adds a tactile element to the design, begging your packaging to be picked up and stroked The procedure requires the use of two dies: one that is raised and one that is recessed. The dies fit into each other so that when the paper is pressed between them, the raised die forces the stock into the recessed die and creates the embossed impression There are various types of embossing that can be done.
Your end user will also appreciate the tactile, "high-end" feeling that embossing and debossing adds.
Types Of Embossing
Blind embossing does not include the use of ink or foil to highlight the embossed area. The change in the dimensional appearance of the material is the only noticeable difference resulting from the embossing. The blind embossing process provides a clean and distinctive or subtle image on paper stock. It is best used to create a subtle impression or low level of attention to the piece, yet provide some slight form of differentiation for the finished work.
Debossing” is similar to embossing, but recesses the design rather than raising it. Rather than the paper being raised in specific areas, it is indented. The process involves applying pressure to the front side of a substrate and forcing the material down from the surface. The look of the effect is similar to engraving.
his type of die allows embossing and foil stamping to be accomplished in a single impression. From a design perspective, this means that every part of the design that is being embossed is also being foiled The process requires close registration that must be controlled to keep the image and foil matched precisely.