Emboss and Deboss

The benefit of working with us to produce your emboss or deboss requirements is that we know what we’re doing!  Our experience is wide and varied; and our expertise is deep — much like our embossing.

To achieve the best results for embossing and/or debossing, we recommend that you work directly with your ink and paper supplier and involve us at the early stages of design and production planning.

A Deep Emboss or Deboss

However deep we go when we emboss or deboss, we need to ensure that the depth does not affect any of the subsequent processes (for example, cutting, folding and perfect binding and embossed cover and accompanying text pages.  The perfect depth for embossing or debossing is somewhat subjective; it needs to be deep enough for the contrast in depth to highlight the detailed areas.

When the depth is too great, the emboss may be flattened by pressure points or feeding through subsequent bindery or finishing processes.  Other risks with too deep an emboss or deboss, is that die that presses the image into the paper may ‘tear’ through the other side.

Experience and Expertise in Embossing and Debossing

We have highly talented craftspeople who are exceptional at what they do.

We use our skills to produce the best emboss or deboss for the size, the paper and the desired result.  Uncoated papers have more fiber, less filler and typically perform better with deeper embossing and debossing – and they look and feel better too.  However, we do work with many coated papers successfully.  If you have a specialty or new substrate that you want to work with, we recommend testing for depth and reproduction before we produce the full run.

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In addition to a wide range of papers, we can emboss or deboss a number of substrates such as mill board and chipboard, however if we have not embossed or debossed the product before or if we believe that the design to be embossed is challenging (perhaps somewhat intricate) we will advise you if we need to test prior to a full production run.  Testing can be done with the actual die to be used or with a PBS die that we use to test substrates.
We have five presses that can emboss or deboss your project.  The largest sheet size we can handle in our press is 28 x 40″ and the smallest is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ for auto feeding, and smaller for hand feeding (contact our Production Coordinators for more information on hand feeding smaller size embossing, debossing or foiling projects – for example, business cards).

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Close up image of an emboss project