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Emboss Techniques to Consider for Your Next Print Project

Embossing is a post-press technique that stands the test of time—and for good reason. To start, there’s a variety of embossing techniques to consider that sure to fit any design style.

Whether your goal is to add an element of minimalist sophistication with a blind emboss, an undeniable WOW impact with a sculptured emboss/foil combination or anything in between, there’s an embossing option that’s sure to exceed your expectations. Emboss techniques also add an effect that goes beyond the visual; the additional elect layer of texture adds another tactile dimension to your printed piece, making it more memorable, enjoyable and valuable to the recipient.

Since an emboss also adds an extra step to the printed piece, impacting both the cost and timeline of your project, it’s especially disheartening when they don’t turn out as expected. That’s why the print experts at Domtar Paper have created this embossing guide with 7 top embossing techniques to consider for your next print project. Featuring seven considerations for your next embossing project, this FREE download walks you through the process—from initial exploration to embossing options, to project planning, to execution, to communicate with your printer—ensuring your printed piece will meet your creative vision.

Due to popular demand, we have printed this with a few examples for you to hold onto.  Make sure to request a sample for yourself, your department or your classroom. To ensure we continue and provide the best resources, come back and let us know whether this was helpful, ideas for our next project and more. `

And, if you choose to print your embossed masterpiece on Cougar® or Lynx® Opaque Ultra papers, we would love to share your creative vision so you can inspire others. Submit your work in our Gallery for a chance to be featured.

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