Embossing is a finishing technology based on hot or cold stamping with metalized or pigmented foil and also polymeric film with spraying. It is done on special semi-automatic and automatic embossing presses.

There are several types of embossing in polygraphy:

Foil embossing. The foil is put between the substrate and the plate. By means of a heated plate’s pressure the metalized foil coating remains on the product.

  1. Embossing (relief multi-level stamping). It is applied for the creation of relief images and texts. It is conducted by passing the substrate between the stamp and the counter stamp
  2. Blind embossing. Allows receiving the "embedded", smooth print on textural paper without using foil or ink. This is a single-level stamping which is almost invisible, but gives visual effect of depth due to the shadows created by the light reflection
  3. Texturing. This technology consists in impression of the image on smooth material (metalized paper) by means of a cliché. It is used for imitation of foil stamping or leathery texture with a certain pattern (for example, crocodile leather)
  4. Overlaminating with holograms. This type of embossing differs from foil stamping due to necessity to place each hologram with accuracy of 0.1-0.2 mm. The accuracy is achieved thanks to laser tracers or marks on the foil

The modern equipment and high-quality materials allow prompt embossing on paper or leather.

Types of embossing


Embossing is applicable as a finishing method for косметическая упаковка, business cards, labels, advertising and small job printing, etc. One or several embossing methods are preferable to each type of products. For example, golden embossing is used for business cards. Embossing is often used for confectionery and alcohol gift boxes.

 Embossed printing - Vesna
Its benefits: fast execution, huge opportunities for creative designs and protection from counterfeiting.