Do you want to draw attention to your product’s name? Or, maybe you want to enhance a certain area of your product? By adding embossing or debossing to your products you can add a distinguishing touch. How do you know which one to choose for your product? To start, you need to know what it means to emboss or deboss. Embossing and debossing are two techniques used to imprint impressed or depressed images onto a variety of materials, including aluminum, polycarbonate, polyester, vinyl, steel and brass. These imprinted materials can be utilized in many areas, including Point-of-Purchase displays, electronic control products, nameplates, business cards, and much more.
Let’s take a closer look at the differences between embossing and debossing. “Emboss” simply stated is a raised design. More specifically, embossing offers a new raised dimension that can be a pattern, logo, or other option. Special tools, or dies, are used in the embossing process. These dies are placed underneath a material to apply high pressure and ultimately raise the surface of the area being embossed.
“Deboss” is defined as a deep impression onto the surface of a material. By using this process, the surface of the area being debossed will be concave, or lowered. Any area that is debossed will be easily recognizable to the touch, which is advantageous for products that try to distinguish two surfaces from each other.
While embossing and debossing have key differences, both processes offer functional and stylistic advantages. With our custom fabrication capabilities, Wilson-Hurd offers both embossing and debossing as design options. Watch the slide show below to view examples of products that feature embossing and debossing.
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