Embossing and debossing, often collectively called "embossing" or "letterpress," are two techniques used to imprint impressed or depressed images onto paper, respectively. 


custom-embossing-closeup.jpgDebossed card with navy ink. Cotton paper. 

Embossing is often used in conjunction with foil stamping or ink. Embossing or debossing left unadorned is called "blind embossing." Embossing imprints best on cotton paper, which is superior in quality, strength and durability compared to wood pulp-based paper. Because it is so superior, cotton paper is more expensive. A more affordable alternative is felt paper. 

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