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  • Variety of Premium Papers
  • Registered, Blind, & Foil Embossing
  • Spot UV, Die Cutting, & Colored Edges
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Embossing

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What the heck is Embossing?

Embossing and debossing are the processes of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs in paper and other materials.

An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material.

Embossing is typically applied to any important aspects of your design such as text and logos.

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  • Raised Foil (Inline)
  • Full-Color Ink Printing
  • Suede Card Stock (Soft-Touch)
  • 2" x 3.5" Only
  • Gold Foil, Silver, & Holograph
  • 20 PT Thickness
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  • Raised UV Printing
  • Full Color Ink Printing
  • Suede Card Stock (Soft-Touch)
  • 2" x 3.5" Only
  • 1 or 2 Sides
  • 20 PT Thickness
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  • Foil Stamp + Embossing
  • Foil Only, No Ink Print
  • Uncoated Black Paper
  • 2" x 3.5" Only
  • Add Round Corners
  • 16 PT Thickness

What’s the difference between “raised” uv or foil and embossing?

UV or foil stamping may not have the truly tactile feature of an embossed pattern, but just like embossing, they are effective if you want to highlight certain images or details on your card.

Embossing involves creating a raised 3D effect on the stock using a metal die.

The embossed elements are raised on one side and recessed on the other.

This is an expensive process, but it can give a card that custom elegant look.

UV or foil stamping is the process of applying a layer of foil on top of your card surface.

Meanwhile, spot UV is where specific areas of your card are coated with gloss or matte coating and then cured with UV light.

This produces a slightly raised effect on these parts. Now, the upside of raised foil or UV designs is that you don’t affect the other side of the card.

But with foil stamping, the metallic design tends to flake over time.

It may not last as long if your business card is pulled in and out of wallets or bags.

Spot UV is more durable and accurate if you are highlighting specific inked areas.

You could apply spot UV on the logo, for instance, making it shiny and slightly raised, while still allowing the underlying color to be seen.

What’s the difference between embossing and debossing?

Embossing and debossing are design processes where you either raise or recess certain images on your material. Let’s discuss these two further.

Embossing involves raising a logo or image to create a 3D raised effect. This is achieved using a metal die and stock (paper). The die is cut into whatever image you want, then pressed onto the stock like a stamp. The die can either be single-level or multi-level depending on the depth your design requires.

Embossing gives you visual as well as tactile design features. Hence, it’s ideal for making certain details stand out. Company logo, illustration, patterns – embossed details give the card a classy and textured effect.

You can choose to leave the embossed area as is (blind emboss) or fill it with ink or foil stamping.

Debossing, on the other hand, is the opposite of embossing. You are indenting the image into the stock. A metal die is stamped onto the paper, causing depressions that show the debossed print. Just like embossing, you could add colors or foil stamping on the debossed area or just leave it “blind debossed.”

Whether you go for embossed or debossed design, make sure that your image is ideal for this type of work. Usually, these work when a single image, text, logo, or pattern is done as an accent. You wouldn’t want to overdo the textures.

If you are doing a multi-level emboss, your largest parts should be the only ones that are deeply embossed. The stock might tear if the embossing is too deep in small sections of the design.

Also, take note of what you’ll be putting on the opposite side of the card. There should be no elements affected on both embossed and debossed areas, or else it would look messy.

How deep or far out will my emboss stick out?

Embossing is an awesome detail to add to your business card. It adds depth to specific designs, and it has a nice tactile feature to it. When it comes to the depth of the embossed paper, take note that when you emboss on one side, the other side of the card will have the opposite effect – or debossed surface.

So you have to be careful about depth. Too much and it could affect what the other side looks like. Stick to around 0.5 to 2 millimeters.

The depth of an emboss depends on the type of paper. Opt for softer cards that allow a clean embossed effect. Rigid card stock might not have too much give when raised, which could affect how the details are shown.

If your paper is thick, make sure that it is soft as well, like 40pt Cotton. That way, you could still emboss it using simple and bold details. Finer details may not show as well on thicker cards.

How do I setup my artwork for foil stamping and embossing?

You need to create two mask files for design projects that need foil stamping and embossing.

One has to be a mask file for foil stamping while the other is for embossing.

To create a vector-based artwork, use industry-standard applications such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

Foil Stamping

  1. Create a design. We offer blank print-ready templates, which you can use to make your art.
  2. Make a duplicate of the project you’re making. Go to File, and Save your project as Filename_FoilStamping_Mask.pdf.
  3. Remove details or information that you don’t want to be in foil.
  4. Adjust colored details to 100%K (C:0% M:0% Y:0% K:100%). Please be extra careful when doing this. Make sure that none of the objects in the artwork move during this process.
  5. Delete the template layer on both of the files, and hit save.

Embossing

  1. Now that you have a design, make a copy of it. Go to File, and Save your project as Filename_Embossing_Mask.pdf.
  2. Delete design elements that you don’t want to be embossed.
  3.  The area of the design must be solid white while the details that need to be embossed should be in a solid black color. Set the CYMK value to: C:0% M:0% Y:0% K:100%. Again, be extra careful in doing this step so you won’t accidentally move the design elements.
  4. Delete the template layer on both of the files, and hit save.

We have PrePress designers who can take care of everything for you.

Send us the artwork, and we will set up the mask files.

We will send a proof for your approval before printing.

How do I setup my artwork for embossing?

To set up your design projects for embossing, you must create a mask file using programs such as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Set up your document. We have blank print-ready templates, which you can use to create your design.

Step 2: Make a duplicate of the project you’re making. Go to File, and Save your project as Filename_Embossing_Mask.pdf.

Step 3: From the mask file, delete details or information that you don’t want to be embossed.

Step 4: Adjust colored details to 100%K (C:0% M:0% Y:0% K:100%). Please be extra careful when doing this. Make sure that none of the objects in the artwork move during this process.

Step 5: Delete the template layer on both of the files, and hit save.

 

We have an excellent team of designers who can help you prepare your print files for embossing. Just send in your artwork, and we’ll take care of the rest. Once we’ve set up your artwork for embossing, we will send you a proof for approval. When you give us the thumbs up, it will be all set for printing.

What type of black papers do you offer?

Black business cards are visually stunning. The rich, luxurious look and texture of black paper makes logos, patterns, and foil or embossing treatments stand out.

If you are looking for custom black papers, we can discuss a specific quote and have it ordered for you.

We also have our standard collection that includes:

  • Uncoated rich black stock – comes in 14 PT, 16 PT, or duplex 32 PT thickness
  • Onyx deep black suede – soft to the touch; comes in 22 PT thickness

Black museum board – comes in a very thick 50 PT (for letterpress printing or foil stamping only)

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