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August 2004
This Month's Tip:
Use Embossing to Create Texture

Embossing and debossing techniques are great ways to add dimension and a touch of class to logos, images, headlines and other text. They can also be used to create texture and other realistic effects that mirror the printed design of a project. Here are two projects that utilized embossing to augment creative designs and generate increased interest and interaction in the finished pieces.

The first project that highlights our embossing capabilities is a
saddle-stitched brochure designed to resemble a crate full of citrus fruit. The first and last pages of the brochure are entirely covered in detailed images of fruit. To heighten the realism of the fruit, we embossed the images to resemble the fruit's rind texture. Printed logos are then debossed to give the appearance that they are "carved" into the virtual skin of the fruit. To complete the effect, the front and back covers are die cut to expose the "fruit" through the "crate".

Another project is an invitation that includes a die cut wheel designed to resemble a record. The highlights of the piece are embossed grooves that give the "record" the texture of a vinyl album. The record is then attached to a backing piece with a grommet that allows it to "spin" to reveal the invitation copy.

The Diecrafters Advantage
These are just two examples of how Diecrafters can help you take advantage of creative embossing and debossing to bring your projects to life. With our complete range of related post press services - including die cutting, foil stamping, embossing, debossing, mounting and gluing - let Diecrafters be your partner in planning your creative projects. Give us a call today to discuss your next project!


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