Paper Embossing

Paper embossing is the name given to the process of creating a relief image in paper by raising parts of it. The chosen design, once raised against its background of the non–embossed paper, gives a stylish alternative to standard printed images. Paper debossing is essentially the exact same process with the design being sunken into the paper rather than raised. Embossing and debossing can be performed on other materials, too, with all necessary equipment available from the suppliers at

The process of paper embossing requires two dies between which the paper is placed. The dies are made with the desired image or design. On one die, the design will protrude outwards, whereas on the other die the design will be indented. The dies are then pressed together with the paper between them, leaving the design embossed into the paper. Paper embossing can be done by hand using a manual embossing device, however, large-scale production requires something a little faster, such as an embossing press. There are a number of factors that come into play when embossing paper, such as the amount of pressure applied, heat, the depth of the die, and the type and thickness of the paper itself. It is also possible to combine embossing with printing to produce a coloured paper embossing.

There are many uses for embossed paper. Perhaps most common is in the manufacturer of high-quality letters, postcards, and invitations. The addition of an embossed design to an elegant letterhead or invitation can add a subtle air of quality to the overall design, ensuring it stands out. All the latest developments in this sector can be found through

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