Debossing creates a three dimensional image to strengthen your marketing message by using a debossing die to press into the paper.

The result is a more tactile, and more memorable, communication.

Creating a lowered (into the paper) image provides you with a stronger and higher impact communication piece.

The depth in the image allows your customers to see and to feel the texture, which reinforces your messaging.

However deep we go we always need to ensure that the depth does not affect any of the subsequent processes such as cutting, folding, or perfect binding.

The perfect depth is somewhat subjective:  it needs to be deep enough for the contrast in depth to highlight the detailed areas but not so deep that it pushes through the back side of the paper or substrate.

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Paper thickness must be a minimum 5 pt. and often ranges up to a maximum of 25 pt. (however we have worked with thicker substrates; let us test your material if you want to use a heavier thickness substrate.

Lightweight or low caliper papers or substrates do not perform well as the effect is very (too) shallow.

Specialty substrates need to be tested prior to production run: for example, some heavyweight corrugated stock may crush when feeding into the press, other specialty stocks may not react as expected.

We have more than five presses for debossing (and embossing) work; they can handle from large 28 x 40 press sheets to small business card size.
Deboss sample of book cover, with clear foil overlay
Deboss with Clear Foil