Embossing / Debossing on Printed Packaging
- Embossing is raised relief. Debossing means indented.
- These effects can be done on any type of cardboard packaging such as
LPs, Digipaks, Box Sets, and more.
It is not uncommon to see embossing on lettering, and debossing on images.
- They can also be done on non-paper types of material wraps like leatherette.
Softer paper stocks like fiberboard can be embossed but the effect is not as pronounced.
- Embossing & debossing can be combined with foil and spot gloss,
though registration is sometimes challenging depending on the artwork.