EMBOSSING AND DEBOSSING

Embossing and debossing are two techniques that we use to either impress or depress an image onto a label or package.  

 
 EMBOSSSED PACKAGING, dagwood,  LONDON

EMBOSSING

Embossing uses a metal die pressing into the back of the material to slightly raise images off the surface. It creates a tactile, 3D effect that brings emphasis to the area that has been embossed.

Embossing can be used on its own ( blind emboss ) but is often combined with print and hot foiling to create a premium finish to the embossed logo or image.

Micro-embossing can add even finer detail to the packaging project and can provide textures, micro textures and security features

We created the example on the right using metallic red foil for the background square and gold foil for the crest and text. The red foil was then micro debossed with a geometric pattern and all the gold foil elements were embossed.

 DEBOSSED AND HOT FOILED PACKAGING, dagwood,  LONDON

DEBOSSING

Debossing is really the opposite of embossing and where the image has created a depressed effect. In the same way as embossing, the debossed area can be left untouched (blind deboss) or filled in with hot foil.

The example on the left was created using flat blue foil for the disc with shiny metallic silver foil for text and the circular cross hatch pattern. The cross hatch was debossed and the logo embossed.

At Dagwood, we have a skilled and experienced team who use use traditional methods combined with a large range of specialist machinery.

DO YOU NEED PACKAGING PROOFS AND MOCK-UPS?

Embossing and debossing provides a tactile, premium finish for your packaging mock-ups. Dagwood can provide embossing and a large number of other finishing options for your proofing and packaging mock-ups including debossing, micro embossing and debossing, hot foil, cold foil and cast and cure. We are always happy to advise you on the best finishing solution for your project so please do not hesitate to contact us