Embossing | Specialty Embossed Printing | Gold Image Printing
What is Embossing?
Embossing is an artistic technique which creates a pattern on a paper; this is the simple embossed definition. The pattern can be raised or in relief, depending on how it is embossed. Many consumers interact with embossed items on a regular basis, ranging from embossed book covers to notarized documents.
There are a number of ways to emboss something. Some artists emboss by hand, using hand held tools to stamp out a pattern in the material being embossed. This technique will create unique raised designs which cannot be replicated. Embossing of this style is often used for customized art projects, or when ordering an embossing die would seem impractical for the embosser. Both dry and heat embossing techniques are used for hand embossing projects, depending on how the artist wants the finished piece to look.
Embossing online through the services offered by Gold Image Printing requires a separate run through the press, usually, unless a die is designed to be inked. More commonly, printed materials are “blind embossed" with our embossing machine, meaning that they are embossed without the use of ink. When blind embossing is used, it is important to ensure that the embossing die is properly registered, so that it will mesh with the inked patterns which were produced first. Embossing may also be used in paper making, to distinctively stamp individual sheets of paper so that they will be identifiable to consumers.
How is Embossing Used?
As mentioned briefly above, embossing can have a variety of different uses. From crafts stamping & embossing to embossing near me at affordable rates, everyone is interested in using embossing in a variety of ways. Independent artists may make and use their own embossing stamps for smaller projects, whereas larger companies may seek out the creation of custom dies and counter dies in order to press their logo or even company name into products. You may have come across envelopes in your day-to-day life that have a seal embossed onto them. This is usually done by blind embossing and is a great way of showing off your brand or motto without shouting it into the face of your customers. Embossing can also be used in full color, in many ways the opposite of blind embossing, in order to heighten the intensity of a design.
As we explore the various products Gold Image Printing has to offer when it comes to embossing you'll come to realize just how luxurious of an experience this specialty can help create. All in all, embossing is heralded as an elegant way to add tactility and class to your products, whatever they may be.
Embossing at Gold Image Printing
As the leading online printing service, Gold Image Printing is dedicated to a hassle-free and seamless ordering process where you can contact us at any time for additional help including questions, requests for adding specialties, and shipping concerns. We have a variety of products available that you can add embossing to, including several that feature this brilliant enhancement. Our embossed note cards let you bring sophistication and innovative style to thank you notes, holiday memos, and more while sporting your brand name, logo, and even contact information. Not looking to order note cards? How about getting some of our beautifully printed embossed business cards? With so many business cards out there on the market today it can be extraordinarily difficult to stand out from the rest, that's why you should invest in some of our luxury embossed business cards, so your name can literally pop out when a potential client picks up your card. For those of you with note cards and business cards already down pat, we still have plenty more embossing-friendly products we have available. One such product is our embossed stickers. Great for impressing with stunning merchandise at trade shows, conferences, and exhibits, these embossed stickers will let you dress up your products (or whatever else you or your customers choose to stick the stickers on) to impress. When it comes to embossing you may sometimes encounter less paper stocks than some of our other products. Since embossing presses the paper, it's essential that the paper is able to withstand the process without getting ruined or being rendered otherwise ineffective. You can have a look at all our paper stocks and feel free to contact us to inquire about its availability for embossing if not otherwise specified.
Other Relevant Specialties
In addition to embossing, we here at Gold Image Printing have a variety of other specialties that you can add to our products through a request for a custom quote. Speaking of other specialties, this is a good time to mention that embossing, by lifting up one side of the paper, creates an indentation on the other side; the process of creating that indentation is called debossing. Since these two go hand in hand, you'll notice that products that offer one also offer the other. Offering a similar yet not as substantial debossed effect alongside a shine is our foil stamping, a luxurious approach to foil printing. Still debating whether emboss or foil stamping is for you? Read our Gold Image Printing Blog post: Which Should I Choose: Foil Stamping or Embossing? to learn more. Usually more affordable yet still shiny is our digital foil; along with foil stamping, this specialty lets you make use of our diverse foil color chart. We are also happy to offer the tactile elegance of soft touch laminate and letterpressing! Interested in shopping for an assortment of embossing products as well as those that make use of our other specialties? Set up a corporate account to guarantee your every preference is kept well in mind for every order!
The way you use embossing is ultimately up to you. If you're looking to make a one-off embossing art print, this is probably not the specialty for you. With that said, we're always happy to help out our customers, so do let us know if you have any special requests and we can work with you to ensure your creative ideas are fulfilled. Those of you looking to print a lot with our embossing will find our prices to be affordable and our graphic design services hassle free and memorable. We look forward to your next embossing custom quote or embossing product order!