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.
Click on the bars below to see more information.