Blind Embossing (or more commonly called Embossing) is a process that applies pressure to both sides of a material to alter the surface, giving it a three-dimensional or raised effect. The procedure involves the use of two dies; one fitting into the other so that the raised die forces the stock into the recessed die to create the embossed impression. There is no ink, toner or outlining in the blind embossing process. The result is a subtle, yet elegant image for your personalized stationery.
Two folds at right angles to each other which results in one side that may open left and the other side that may open right, like a french door, typically exposing written or decorative printed material on the inside layer.
A proof is a test sheet made to reveal errors or flaws, predict results on press and record how a printing job is intended to appear when finished. Our website offers two types of proof.
1) The first type is a Virtual Proof where you will see an impression of the requested imprint when you order. This will come up as you order and you will be asked to approve the proof before you order;
2) The second type of proof we offer is an email proof which is the actual proof created by a typesetter and emailed to you for review before printing. Some items include an email proof and some offer an option of an email proof for your review. Production time begins when the approval to an email proof is received. Usually email proofs arrive within 1-3 business days.
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3) A few items do not offer proofing and we can sometimes add a proof on those items for a charge. Please let us know and we can quote the situation for you. Home goods such as furniture and clothing, etc. do not offering proofing. At times the lettering used on an item is shown on a pop-up window so you can see what your lettering will look like.
A relief printing method done using cast metal plates resulting in type of images that may actually be depressed or debossed into the paper by the pressure of the press. Letterpress Printing dates back to the early 1900's as the traditional means to print stationery products. This process is more manual and requires more tooling and craftsmanship to achieve the desired quality. To achieve a quality product, a letterpress product will generally be done on heavier, higher quality papers.
Thermography is currently the traditional process used to produce many stationery type products. Thermography, also called "raised printing", is an offset printing process in which a powder is applied to a wet ink and then melted, causing a raised print surface. Thermography began as a more economical way to achieve an engraved look.