Embossing – Debossing
Embossing creates a magnificent graphic element by allowing designs to be raised or depressed in the paper.Embossing places a raised image on a box.
Debossing presses an image into the surface of the paperboard. A score that will allow a carton to fold without cracking requires a female channel into which the steel creasing rule will press the paperboard. In the same way,the more elaborate images pressed into a box panel for debossing or embossing requires both a raised male die and a recessed female die.
Debossing dies may be imbedded in the folding carton die itself so that when the platen descends, the image is pressed into the paperboard. If the embossing die is placed on the counter plate, the printed side of the sheet will be pushed up, forming a raised, or embossed image.
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