Embossing & Debossing

Embossing is when you raise a logo or other pattern, image or text to create a 3D graphic. This raised design is achieved by pushing a metal die into paper, card stock or leather item from underneath. The raised area can then have ink or foil applied to it for added effect or it can be left unprinted or unfoiled (i.e. known as a blind emboss).

Debossing is where the print is pressed into the material to leave a permanent cavity; this method of print is most popular with leather and paper products.

When To Use Debossing as a Decorating Method

  • You are decorating leather
  • debossing is our go-to decoration type for adding custom logos and designs to leather products!

  • You want to design with Depth
  • The 3D embedded design that is achieved through debossing gives your product both dimensional depth and texture.

  • You want to make a product look more elegant
  • Debossing can take a custom accessory to another level in terms of sophistication and class. Debossed logos tend to be more simple and elegant than noisy.

  • You want your design to last forever
  • Debossing creates a truly permanent design that will last just as long as the product you are decorating.

What Materials can I Deboss?

In terms of custom decoration debossing is typically reserved for leather accessories and apparel like wallets, padfolios, luggage tags, briefcases and custom leather accents on promotional products like speakers and corporate gift sets. However, debossing can also be used on paper and cardstock materials, like those used in custom notebooks and journals. Because of the heat associated with the debossing process, it is not recommended to deboss fabrics or plastics.

Custom Embossing For Your Products

Just bring us whatever product you want embossed and the logo artwork, and we will create a die to stamp your product. Once the die is attached to our embossing machine, we heat up the die and apply strong force to stamp the leather, providing a long lasting embossed image.

So, let our experts at Inkpressions walk you through the process of getting some embossing done on your products. Whether it's a leather journal, an apparel product, or any other type of fabric material, if you are looking to get some embossing done, we're here to help get it done.

For Custom Embossing & Debossing Services

Call us at today at (514) 389-2480