'Printing without ink. An impression produced by pressure.'

What is paper embossing?
Embossing is a proces of creating raised images and designs in paper and other materials. An embossed pattern is raised against the background. 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. 

Single-layer or multi-level embossing
There are 2 kinds of embossments: single layer emboss or multi-level emboss. When a single layer emboss is applied, the relief height is the same everywhere. With multi level embossing you can vary in heights. By printing in different levels, a beautiful three-dimensional effect can be created.

Advantages of embossing

  • Create a distinctive effect
  • Branding without the use of another colour
  • High impact, especially on colour PVC
  • Tactile finish

  • Adds new dimension to a substrate
  • Increases the likelihood of a purchase
  • Enhances the chances a consumer will touch the package
  • Provide visual enhancements


Application of embossing
When you apply this printing technique emboss in your design, we often recommend "less is more". This can be done, for example, by just adding a logo or a small accent as an emboss. Embossment is suitable for texts and letters, logos, images, prints, designs, fine drawings, but also for solid surfaces.

Combine printing techniques
Bring your design and packaging to a higher level, combine embossing with other special printing finishes. Through years of experience and continuous refinement, we have perfected the recipe for materials, machines and people from this technique. This creates embossing which is recognized worldwide by its exceptional appearance.

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