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Blind Embossing

Blind embossing is a classy way to add tactile and visual interest to a printed piece. It's referred to as blind embossing because there is no ink used in this process.

Blind embossing is often used to highlight part of a logo or graphic. It's an ideal technique for a variety of projects including:

  • Folders
  • Report covers
  • Invitations
  • Stationery
  • Business cards
  • Note cards
  • Envelopes

To create a blind emboss, we start by making a die of the graphic we'll be embossing, kind of like a stamp. We put this die in our die cutting machine, and then we run your chosen paper stock through the machine.

This creates a raised imprint on the paper, called a blind emboss.

We can also create a debossed impression, which is a recessed relief, or indentation, of the graphic.

Things to Consider for Blind Embossing

Paper Stock
The paper stock is probably the most important element when it comes to a blind emboss. A lightweight paper won't register the embossing as well as a heavier stock. Smooth, shiny stock can also be a challenge to emboss well. A subtly textured stock with long fibers will yield a deep, crisp embossing. Our embossing experts will help you select the right stock for your blind embossing project.

Simple graphics with clean, defined borders work best for blind embossing projects. Think sans serif text or simple logos. For more complex graphics, we may suggest increasing the size to highlight intricate details. Our graphics team can help you customize your graphics for an ideal blind emboss.

Contact us today to discuss how blind embossing can improve your project. Call 419-861-8611 or email us.



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