Debossing is a special technology in surface finishing of printed matter. Using debossing process can make the printed matter with a 3D effect. The main purpose of debossing is making the logo or special image more stand out on the cover. Debossing is often used for book cover, package, etc.
Selecting the right paper is also crucial for best quality debossing. The paper thickness and the surface texture will affect the performance of details. Like coated paper, often recommend over 250gsm, Coated one side paper, often recommend over 200gsm.. For hardcover book, mounting gray board on the printing paper is for a more high quality embossing effect. Besides, embossing can be combined with foil stamping.
In today’s era of promoting green, using embossing and debossing processes can emphatically reflect the environmental protection concept of users or publishers.
Embossing VS debossing
Embossing is the use of a convex template to emboss the printed matter surface into a three-dimensional relief-like pattern through the action of pressure. The embossing makes the printed matter protrude locally, making it have a 3D effect and causing visual impact.
Debossing is to use the concave template to deboss the printed matter surface into a relief-like pattern with a concave feeling through the action of pressure. The debossing makes the printed matter partially depressed, making it have a 3D effect and causing visual impact.
Both ebossing and debossing are recommend the paper weight over 200gsm.