Special Effects

Embossing

Using heat, pressure, and a special die, the surface of a paper is reshaped to create images. Embossing is a way to add visual and tactile interest to a piece. Embossing can be used on its own or with 4-color printing or foil stamping.

Blind Embossing

Uses the same process as embossing but results in a raised image the same color as the paper.

Debossing

A design is heat pressed into the surface of the paper with a die which creates depressions or indentations rather than raised impressions as in embossing.

Die Cutting

Die cuts are areas of a printed piece that are partially or completely cut. The die is a steel blade used to punch out a desired shape. We offer a wide range of standard dies for most popular cuts. Custom dies are available for creating an endless range of contours.

Foil Stamping

This is the application of foil to paper where a heated die is stamped onto the foil, making it adhere to the surface leaving the design of the die on the paper. Foil stamping highlights specific text or images and is available in an array of colors. Foil stamping can be combined with embossing to create a more impactful 3D image.

(Click on the colors below to see a larger image.)

Metallic Foils

Gold
Dull Gold
Silver
Dull Silver
Copper
Red
Electric Blue
Sapphire Blue
Burgundy
Green
Mini Pillars
Spectrum
Lavender
Matte Copper
Pink
Ocean

Non-Metallic Foils

Black
White
Cardinal
True Blue
Hunter Green
Yellow
Light Blue
Clear

Note: Solid foil colors are NOT completely opaque. If you are going to use on a colored paper, talk to your customer service representative for more information.

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