Embossing, debossing techniques in printed packaging and things to take notes

In printing, we must use a lot of different processing techniques to make a beautiful and unique product, . Today, Starprint would like to introduce you embossing and debossing technology that many customers love to use for printed packaging. What makes this printing method so fantastic? Come to find out some interesting information through the article below.

1. What’s embossing in printed packaging?

Embossing is a popular printing technique that has been around for a long time. It highlights a certain area or detail of the printed packaging to make a strong aesthetic impression. After embossing, the front surface tends to rise while the backside sinks. Once touching it, you can feel the ripple in the part that gets embossed.

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This technology is quite complicated as it limits the quantity per print. However, the finished product is eye-catching and unique. Nowadays, the embossing printing techniques get used in name card printing, wedding card printing, product tag printing, and other types of printed packaging.

2. What’s debossing in the printed packaging?

Unlike embossing, debossing is a method that makes the details sink the surface of the printed packaging. The whole process is not only cost-effective but also increasing the look and texture of the paper.

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To apply it, the commonly used paper material should be high-grade fine art paper. And it should have an average quantity greater than 300gsm. And with such thickness and rigidity, the embossing method often shows up in paper-based publications. Some common ones are paper box printing, invitation card printing, postcard printing, catalog printing, etc.

3. Embossing and debossing printing process

Normally, the embossing and stamping printing process will include the six steps as below:

  • Step 1: Brainstorm ideas and sketch your designs
  • Step 2: Delineate the area to get embossed, debossed to fix the stamping position. Avoid applying it to the content on the back.
  • Step 3 Create an embossed, debossed copper mold. Please note that this step requires meticulousness and detail. Doing this helps finished product to be perfect and of good quality.
  • Step 4: Print it according to the original description design
  • Step 5: Create the shape for the print according to the mold by an external force
  • Step 6: Process the final product such as laminating, cutting, and more.

3. Things to take note of when embossing and debossing on printed packaging

To emphasize and highlight the texture, the stamped area must be treated on a high-quality paper surface. The most optimal solution is using the printing surface with a quantity greater than 300gsm or the backing layer of 300gsm or more. That way, the print which gets embossed or debossed on one side won’t affect the other side.

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At the stamping position, do not print in color, but only utilize original material and color of the paper. If you perform the printing and then stamping process, it will lead to the deviation of the product.

Besides, modern machinery technology today makes the finished product look sharp, delicate, and unique. And embossing or debossing contributes to enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the whole item. With a little attention in processing, you can rest assured to have impressive stamping patterns.

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