for raising specific elements for a tactile experience.

Why emboss?

The feeling of text pushing against the paper helps your project look and feel premium. It also gives a dimensional feel.


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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