for raising specific elements for a tactile experience.
Advantages of Embossing
- Can emboss on almost any paper for high flexibility.
- Tactile feel – the raised elements of the print provides dimensional depth
- Brand protection- The process not easily duplicatable.
- Separates your brand from others.
Limitations of Embossing
- Cost prohibitive – Starting cost of $400
- Cannot print and emboss at the same time. We use the “blind emboss” method.
- If embossing on top of pre-printed art it’s difficult for the image to register closely to the emboss.
- Cannot print too thin – .5pt minimum
- Type limitations: avoid text sizes less than 8-10pt
File Preparation for Embossing
- Vector art required with the cut line in 100% black ink with minimum .5pt thickness
- The ideal file is InDesign with emboss as 1 layer and print another layer. Vector files a must.
- If you only have PDFs, send the emboss file as a separate file in 100% black.
Time and cost for Embossing
Embossing costs can vary greatly depending on artwork and size. The smaller the size, the cheaper the magnesium die.
Just 1: Pricing starts at $400 for embossing only.
100: for business cards with embossing only, budget around $500
1000: for business cards with only embossing, budget around $650
Standard 5-7 business days depending on quantity and printing specs.
1-day turnaround extreme rush options available depending on production schedule.
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