face of an object, creating a ‘hollow’ impression, creating an image pressed into the surface

Debossing is a custom printing technique that stamps a depressed imprint of an image onto a piece of paper. Debossing can be done in varying depths to give the image more dimension and can be used in combination with embossing for a more striking design.

• Creates a unique 3D look
• Subtle and classy branding method
• Ideal for genuine and imitation leather products, as well as PU

Preparing of artwork for Debossing

Preparing the artwork in order for it to be use:

  • 1 colour vector format, or Black & white High-Res Jpeg.
  • A block is prepared to create the impression.
  • The shaped block is then pressed onto the item using heat, creating a debossed effect.


  • Long turn-around time
  • Maximum business card size (90mm x 50mm)
  • Limited range of products (leather & PU)
  • Only flat surfaces may be debossed


  • Looks very professional
  • Especially nice on long-term executive branded items
  • It doesn’t discolour

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