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Embossing vs. Debossing

Embossing and debossing are two processes that use heat and pressure to create a relief using two etched dies. The paper is pressed between a male (raised) counter-die and a female (recessed) die which creates the embossed effect. The difference between the two is that embossing creates a raised effect while debossing creates an indented impression.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011