Blind Embossing

Blind embossing is a printing technique used to create unique design effects on paper. This is achieved by altering the surface of the paper through the use of two dies - one raised and the other recessed. When paper is pressed between them with a particular amount of pressure, a raised design is created, providing a three-dimensional effect.

Why use it

  • 3 dimensional design effects
  • Ideal for enhancing logos, texts or designs
embossing effects


Blind embossing is a popular technique to give paperboard a three-dimensional effect. This is done by pressing dies onto the board without using ink. The pressure creates shadows and highlights that define logos, texts, or even images. Blind embossing is a subtle yet effective way to draw attention to important elements of your packaging design.


 embossing printing

Press Types

 clampshell presser

Clamshell Press

Derived from the similarity of an opening and closing clamshell, paper is placed between dies to create an emboss/deboss effect.

 straight stamp die presser

Straight stamp press

Like a stamp, single sheets of paper are fed between dies and are imprinted to create an emboss/deboss effect.