Debossing / Blind Embossing

Debossing, sometimes referred to as blind embossing, is the process of imprinting a design into the cover of a notebook. It is our most popular method of branding and produces a sleek and professional finish. Whilst a deboss can look more subtle than other forms of customisation, the depth created produces a lovely tactile sensation.

Blind embossed Moleskine black classic for Christian Dior, Paris

Blind embossed Moleskine black classic for Christian Dior, Paris

Debossed on Castelli Flexi Tucson notebooks for The Three Graces

Debossed on Castelli Flexi Tucson notebooks for The Three Graces

A5 Castelli Tucson with a debossed front cover

A5 Castelli Tucson with a debossed front cover

Moleskine Black classic with debossing and screen printed Moleskine pen

Moleskine Black classic with debossing and screen printed Moleskine pen

If a blind emboss is the technique you opt for, once you have approved your artwork your design is made into a metal die. A combination of pressure and heat is then applied to the die to allow your design to be ‘stamped’ into your premium product. Each item is individually hand debossed, which ensures that the correct amount of pressure and heat is used every time.

The depth of the deboss will vary depending on the product type. Items such as the Castelli Tucson notebook, with its soft touch, smooth cover, are perfect for achieving fine detail – as seen below on Thomas Pink’s premium branded notebooks. The Tucson notebook cover allows a deep, crisp finish, even picking out individual hairs on the fox’s head.

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Thomas Pink branded notebooks and pencils

Thomas Pink branded notebooks and pencils

The sought-after Classic Moleskine achieves a clean, sleek deboss. The heated die has the effect of ironing the material, creating a smooth finish. The LEUCHTTURM1917 hardback notebook achieves similar results to the Classic Moleskine, creating a well defined deboss with a clean, sharp outline. However with thinner cover notebooks, like the Moleskine Cahier, the imprint is much shallower, giving an extremely subtle effect.

Moleskine Cahier with subtle debossing

Moleskine Cahier with subtle debossing

Moleskine Cahier with subtle debossing

Moleskine Cahier with subtle debossing

Gold foiling and debossing for BAFTA guru - Moleskine black Cahier

Gold foiling and debossing for BAFTA guru - Moleskine black Cahier

It is not just a small logo that can be applied by debossing. With certain products we can achieve a full cover flood. Below is an example of a debossed notebook which has a full cover design. This technique creates a real impact on products but it does require real skill and care in production and is only suited to certain products – so if you do want a full cover flood then please call so that our experienced team can advise you.

Full front cover debossed Castelli Tucson notebook

Full front cover debossed Castelli Tucson notebook

Debossing is possible on all of the notebooks and diaries we supply, as well as tablet cases, luggage tags and folders, giving you many options to create a stunning impact with your brand. Branded premium products are a great way to inspire and engage with your customers and they make ideal giveaways for conferences, exhibitions, events and product launches, or for staff use.

Red Catelli Tucson with debossed logo for A+E Networks

Red Catelli Tucson with debossed logo for A+E Networks

Softcover Moleskine notebooks debossed for Essential Wealth

Softcover Moleskine notebooks debossed for Essential Wealth

Brown Castelli Tucson branded for Cobra

Brown Castelli Tucson branded for Cobra

Call us today to discuss your requirements for debossed and customised corporate gifts.