Blind embossing

also known as raised embossing

This three-dimensional, raised embossed effect enhances the expressiveness and contrast of images and messages – be it on a colour motif or with the pure elegance of unprinted paper – the lasting impression is made.

Blind embossing describes a paper processing stage within the printing process in which an engraving or etching and a suitable die plate produce a deformation in the paper under high pressure. An embossing with a raised motif is known as a raised embossing and one with a sunken motif as a recessed embossing.

There is also multi-stage embossing, where the motif has several levels, and relief embossing, which uses three-dimensional processes to create a spatial effect.