Embossing is simply the formation of an impression of some form of decoration, lettering, pattern or design on another surface such as cloth, paper, leather or metal. Embossing involves creating an impression by incorporating dyes and the stock under very high pressure. In embossing, the plates are pressed against the surface, which raises the surfaces and adds a new dimension to the object.
Embossing is a demonstrative tool used by firms to draw the customers to particular products. It involves applying texture to a substrate by lifting its surface at various angles. It could also include amalgamating a foil substrate onto a different one so as to come up with a foil stamp look. This look is most popular on wine and food labels that have earned standing in their market.
The technique of embossing is fairly inexpensive and is usually used for both artistic and functional purposes in various industries. It is one great technique that can be employed in a variety of ways, from embossing Braille books to engraving names on credit cards, to mention just but a few.
Apart from brilliantly making an image stand out, embossing is a technique that adds attractiveness and elegance to any surface or paper. It is also important to note that using different kinds of paper will have varying kinds of embossed effects. There are many different kinds of embossing that can be done to achieve different results. Here are 6 types of embossing press:
In this type of embossing, the embossed image exactly registers to a foil stamped or printed image. The foil stamped image area is usually embossed so as to give it a raised look.
The embossed image area is raised to multiple levels with varying depths and in so doing, gives the image more texture and relief which gives it an interesting look.
It is also known as same-colouring embossing or self-emboss. In this type of embossing, the effect is not stamped over a printed foil or image. The colour of the image is usually similar to the colour of the surface.
This refers to a hand-tooled process. It is usually used in a drawing or photograph to create different levels of depth so as to make the image appear multi-dimensional and realistic.
This is an entirely new design where pastel foil or pearl foils is used for embossing. While the methodology is the same as the other types of embossing, the technique is very much in demand as it is trendy. Given that pastel and pearl foils are transparent, for tint embossing, it is best to use white stock.
The embossed area embodies the printed image. The bevel can go outside of the printed image or remain inside; it all depends on the client’s specifications and personal requirements.
If you want to make your products to stand out in a sea of flat, lifeless brands, get your products artistically embossed, and not just by any common seal maker in Singapore, but by a professional who knows what they are really doing.
The texture of the label when combined with an aesthetically engaging ink job works wonders in engaging the senses; which creates a more innate craving within the customer. However, attraction isn’t the only reason that brand manufacturers emboss their products.
Embossing works more like a smoothing press; for it augments the surface of the paper, fills up microscopic crevices and gaps within the paper that would otherwise avert ink and cause bleeding. The outcome being a perfectly printed label.