Blind deboss and embossing are two different processes where an impression is made in the paper without the use of ink. To put it in the simplest terms, a deboss is pressed in to the paper, and an emboss is raised up from the paper. Embossing is a process that requires a male and a female die (die and counter die are the technical terms) and the paper is sandwiched between them in the press, under heat, to mold the paper to the designed shape. A blind deboss is letterpress printing without ink, allowing us to use our standard printing plates. Embossing leaves a reverse image on the back of the sheet and a blind deboss does not. We offer both processes in-house and will be happy to recommend which process is suitable for your art.

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