Embossing & Debossing
Our EM series embossing and debossing machines are primarily designed for a roll-to-roll application, although it is equally useful as a machine for passing smaller single items through, such as samples etc. EM series machines are capable of producing limited product runs or can be integrated into large-scale production processes.
Generally, embossing is a process most often employed to attract attention or convey a high-quality textural contrast in relation to the surrounding area of the finished product; although embossing can also be used to improve the performance of some products. Our EM series machines are designed to blind emboss (without ink), although they can be used for other similar processes, such as foiling.
Embossing or debossing alters the surface of paper, fabric and other substrates, such as membranes, by providing a three-dimensional, raised or lowered effect on selected areas and can often be used in combination with foil stamping in some industries.
The procedure uses of one of two roller types, one that is raised or one that is recessed. Our EM series machines are designed to use either a raised or recessed roller in conjunction with a rubber or similar roller to produce the effect on one surface of the product. The raised die roller forces the product into the rubber roller and creates the debossed effect; still known as embossing in some industries; whereas the recessed die roller creates a raised emboss effect on the product surface.
A specific level of pressure and heat is applied to the embossing roller in order to squeeze the fibres of the product, which results in a permanently raised or lowered area in the finished product. A thorough understanding of the process and product testing will enable a more successful result.