It probably comes as no surprise that we have a love of fine paper and printing techniques to the utmost degree. Some of our favorite processes that we turn to again and again are blind embossing and debossing. The techniques are subtle, yet transformative, allowing the raw materials - the porousness of the paper, its tactile qualities - and the detail and intricacy of the design work to shine.
Historically used to embellish leather-bound volumes or to stamp family crests, these techniques are enchanting, specialized processes. Achieved by using two engraved dies or plates - one that is raised, another that is recessed - the embossed surface is transformed into a unique topography of letters and patterns, able to be enjoyed through touch as well as sight. The deboss technique allows the design to sink into the surface of the paper and recess. Absent of ink or foil to fill the design - the result is utterly elegant and classic. Take a look at some exquisite examples below. - Simone
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