Embossing and Debossing
Embossing is a very elegant process. It has the ability to change the nature of any material that has been embossed. Embossing enhances the quality of the product by adding a raised or recessed area using a dye that presses a desired shape or indentation into the paper / leather stock. An embossed pattern is raised against the paper surface while a debossed pattern is sunken into the paper. The effect of embossing varies with type of paper used. A blind emboss does not include the use of ink or foil to highlight the embossed area.
Foiling or Foil Stamping
Foil stamping refers to a printing process where a foil paper, heat and pressure is used to make various designs and graphics on different materials. It refers to the commercial printing process of the application of metallic foil; such as gold or silver, or any other flat opaque colour, to paper where a heated die is stamped onto the foil, making it adhere to the surface leaving the design of the dye on the paper. Foil stamping can be combined with embossing to create a striking raised design.