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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.