Debossing is the opposite of embossing. With debossing, the imprinted design causes depressions in the material leaving a depressed (debossed) imprint of the image on the paper or cardstock.
Letters raised on metal plate. Debossing impresses a die into the surface of the paper material.
Both embossing and debossing can be used in combination with offset printing or foil stamping to add depth and impact to a design. Dies can be sculpted as single-level, multilevel, sculptured or with beveled edges to create striking, multi-dimensional designs.
Dies can be simple or complex, allowing a creative designer to make broad use of the embossing and debossing techniques.
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