Embossing is a print finishing technique that creates a raised, three-dimensional effect on paper or cardstock.

It involves pressing a metal die into the reverse side of a material, causing specific areas on the front side to rise.

Embossing can be applied with or without ink and can enhance the tactile and visual appeal of printed materials, such as Business Cards or Book covers.

When used without ink it is also known as blind embossing and is more commonly used on higher-end luxurious print and packaging or very formal invitations or correspondence.

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