Embossed refers to a fabrication process of applying a raised dimensional design to a material. The process requires both male and female dies to create an offset surface, as opposed to debossing, which involves pressing into the material and only requires one die. Embossing uses both heat and pressure to create this effect and can be applied to laminate, leather, metal, paper, wallcovering, and vinyl. Blind embossing refers to a process that is completed without the use of ink, metallic foil, or plastic additives, resulting in a more subtle appearance. Embossing can be paired with printing processes to create more intricate designs.


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