Tony Curcio, editor of Graphic Arts Magazine ask me to talk about the fascinating and visually compelling technology of embossing. Here’s an excerpt of that recently published article.
We often talk about what we see and what we hear, but what about the objects that we touch? With over 2,000 sensory receptors in our fingertips, touch has been shown to elicit more intense sensations than sight or sound alone! Dr. Eagleman studies the science and physiology of the sense of touch – the science of haptics. In The Neuroscience of Touch, he explores why touch is such a crucial part of the sensory experience and how it influences our decision-making. This is why we need to discuss embossing.
What is embossing? Embossing is the process of creating a raised image in paper (and other materials). The process alters the surface of the paper, creating a three-dimensional relief effect. When we add embossing to a printed piece, we add an extra dimension that draws viewers in and invites them to touch. From book covers to business cards, the options for printed items that can be enhanced by embossing are virtually unlimited.
Click through to read the rest of the article including: “How does it work? Types of Embossing. Elements that affect embossing.” and more…
Learn more about the process of Embossing & Debossing and see examples of our work here.
If you need assistance with a project or asipitation which includes embossing or any combination of our specialty printing processes, get in touch. We’re here to help.