Uses of Embossing and Foiling

Uses of Embossing & Foiling

Embossing is the process where a multi-dimensional 2D, 2½D and or 3D image is press formed onto a substrate. This new raised element could be a design, pattern, lettering, logo, seal etc. The surface could be anything on which you can press and leave an impression. Paper is the most popular surface for embossing but metal, plastics, cloth, wood, glass, tiles and much more can be embossed. Embossing is an elegant process that adds aesthetic appeal to the object. Embossing has many practical uses.

When a project calls for an attention-grabbing design, the printing and finishing options available are endless. The options when printing include the selection of unique colours of inks and or foils. Also available are a large range of high quality, exclusive, specialist and or premium substrates from numerous suppliers. These substrates are available in textured, matt or glossy coatings, to further increase the choices available, and to make the project stand out. The finishing options includes intricate die cuts, foldouts, index tabs, pop ups, embellishments and more.

Foil stamping is the process there a heated metal die with a design etched or engraved on it, is used to press a coloured and or patterned foil onto a substrate to create that design. Embossing is a process where an engraved or etched die with its matching counterforce is used the form a 2½D and or 3D design on a substrate. To take it to another level and create an even more striking effect, a combination die is used, which allows you to foil print and emboss the design at the same time, and is known as registered embossing. Registered embossing is embossing that is in alignment with the hot foil stamped area. When embossing without foil stamping or not in register to any printing, it is referred to as blind embossing.

Foil stamping and or embossing are ideal for projects that call for design that is striking and elegant. They are both versatile processes as the end results are eye-catching, with uses ranging from business cards and letterhead to pocket folders, invitations, book dust jackets, annual returns, reports, marketing materials, menus and much more