What is the difference between blind and registered embossing?

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There are two categories embossing can be separated into:

Blind Embossing

The emboss is not aligned to any graphics.

 

Registered Embossing 

The emboss is aligned to printed graphics.*

The emboss is aligned to a Spot UV finish.

 

Debossing can be categorised in the same way: Blind Debossing and Registered Debossing.

Since a blind deboss or emboss will have a much more subtle effect than it does when registered to ink printing, blind embossing is not as suitable for fine details, especially small text.  

*Please note: Registered 3D Embossing is no longer available.

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