Debossing (also known as blind embossing) is our most popular form of branding. It’s a process of using a metal stamp (known as a ‘die’) to form an impression onto the surface of a product. As no colour is applied to the product in the process the finished effect is often subtler than other forms of customisation, however, the depth created on the product adds a beautifully tactile element to the branding.
Your artwork (whether that be text, an image or both) will be machined out of a brass block to create the die. Once the die is attached to the press a combination of varying pressure, heat and speed is to allow your artwork to be imprinted into your chosen product. We have a selection of early twentieth-century presses allowing us to select the machine best suited to your project, ensuring the best results time after time.
“The quality of the products and the customer service we have received from Noted in Style has been consistently amazing, we would therefore highly recommend them for branded notebooks, boxes or pens.”
The appearance of a deboss will vary from product to product, dependent on its construction. On the highly sought after Classic Moleskine notebook or the increasingly popular Leuchtturm1917 hardbacks, the heated die has the effect of compressing the material, creating a smooth finish with a sharp outline. Due to the nature of the cover material on products such as these, the colour inside the debossed area remains largely the same as the book cover itself.
However, with other products made from heat reactive materials, such as the Castelli Tucson notebook, there will be a colour change within the debossed area (usually a darkening), making the artwork seem more distinct.
The material also has an impact on depth of the deboss; the thinner the covering material and backing material the shallower the deboss will be. For example, the Moleskine Cahier has a thin card cover meaning that the imprint is much shallower than with other items, bringing a very subtle finish – perfect for those projects when you when need a minimal look.
Our debossing service isn’t simply about putting a logo in a set position to create your branded product. Our skilled team are able to place your artwork pretty much anywhere on an item and on certain products can produce a full cover flood or bleed off of an edge. Such production techniques create a real impact on branded products but do require great skill and care and are only suited to certain products with favourable cover materials and construction. Our knowledgeable sales and design team can advise you on the best product choices of you are looking for full coverage or an edge bleed – just call and speak to one of our friendly team.
Debossing is possible on most of the products that we sell and is a great way to brand a promotional product if you are looking for a sophisticated look. High quality, branded products are a great way to inspire and engage with your customers or staff. Branded stationary makes ideal giveaways for conferences, exhibitions, events and product launches, especially when presented in branded packaging too. Why not take a look at our packaging page to get some ideas or visit the totally bespoke section.