Finishing effects from subtle to striking can be achieved by the various types of embossing.

The purest form of embossing is called blind embossing, since it raises the paper without the use of ink or foil. The image is defined only by shadows from the raised impression. This image can be one level, multilevel, or it can have sculptured details.

Printed or foil stamped areas can also be embossed, or a page can contain a combination of raised printed areas, and blind embossing.

The embossing process uses heat and pressure
to reshape the paper, which makes the selection of stock very important. Heavier stocks allow deeper impressions and softer sheets with long fibre, can be stretched further without cracking, than the hard coated papers.

By using a hot embossing die on a textured sheet the pressure will iron out the texture in the image area, and produce an attractive contrast.


Belmont Press offers one level and multilevel sculptured dies in magnesium, copper and brass, and multilevel sculptured dies in brass.

We suggest that the final final stock selection not be made until the dies are produced, and samples are embossed on several types and shades of stock. This allows the customer to see a finished embossing effect before the job is printed.


Max Sheet Size

Min Sheet Size

1 Bobst 126 B M A

36" x 50"
14" x 19"

3 Bobst 102 B M A

28" x 40"
14" x 16"

1 Bobst 102E

28" x 40"
14" x 16"

2 Heidelberg Cylinder

22" x 30"
8.5" x 11"

1 Heidelberg Cylinder

21" x 28"
8.5" x 11"

5 Kluge Platen

14" x 22"
4" x 5"
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