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What is the Difference Between Blind and Registered Embossing?

First off, what is embossing?

Embossing is impressing a design or decoration with or without a printed image. The whole embossing process is very good and it can enhance the look of any design. When there is a printed image, it is referred to as registered embossing and where there is no printed image, it is referred to as blind embossing.

In this article, we are going to explore the major differences between these two types of embossing and the most preferred one between the two.

Blind Embossing

This is the method of creating characters, especially logos without using ink. In this process, two metal dies are used. One of the dies is with a raised detail and the other is without. When the paper is press in-between these dies, the embossing is done and metal plates are used in the process.

You may be asking, which of the will give you a better effect? The blind effect gives a better effect than the registered, especially when it comes to smaller details.

Registered Embossing

In the registered embossing, the graphics or the images are printed with ink on the material before raising it. Spot UV may also be used to print the graphics or images

In both of these embossing techniques, an amount of heat is involved but the resultant effects are different. It is very effective when it comes to improving the overall aesthetics of the material for printing

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