- Paper material: Premium Art Paper.
- Size: 9cm x 5.5cm (standard size). If you need custom size, please let us know in the Note during checkout.
- Special finish: Blind debossing.
- Full color printing: Yes (except the debossed area).
Bespoke printing plates are pressed into the card stock to indent text into the card, called a ‘deboss’. In the opposite, an embossed business card is when the card is pressed upwards out of the card.
‘Blind’ or no ink printing is possible when the wording is pressed into the card without ink. With blind printing, we recommend you stick to large text or logos so that the information is easy to read.
Blind Letterpress. But most people call it a blind deboss, deboss or an emboss. This is exactly like adding a color to a letterpress piece. But instead there is just no ink. So it leaves an impression pressed into the paper. But doesn’t press through the other side. Like a deboss/emboss would.
What is debossing?
Not to be confused with embossing, debossing applies pressure on the paper forcing the material down from the paper surface. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is recessed into the surface of the paper.
Important – Please read
Debossing involves a separate stage in the production process, after printing, laminating and trimming. Because it requires a separate press run, a tolerance of +/- 1/64 inch is standard for registration of deboss to printing graphic. Although we make all efforts possible to perfectly align the debossing to the print, a shift of up to 1/64″ may occur. Most of the time the shifting will only show on a few cards. Please keep that in mind when creating the artwork. It is not recommended to deboss fine lines or small text.
To avoid any shifting, you can chose a blind debossing. Blind means the debossed area is made without using ink on the debossed image. The debossing process alone creates the text or design on the paper.
As opposed to embossing, debossing will not show through the back side of the card.