What is the difference between Blind and Registered Embossing?

Blind Embossing

 The embossed element is not printed with ink. The emboss is not aligned to any graphics.


Registered Embossing

 The embossed element is printed first, and then embossed in alignment to the printed element.

 The embossed element is printed in Spot UV, and then embossed in alignment to the Spot UV.


Debossing is the opposite embossing and 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 a printed image, blind embossing is not as suitable for fine details, especially small text.  


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