Blind embossing

Blind embossing is printing without ink and moulding the image into relief from pressure on the reverse side of the paper or card.

Blind embossing is particularly successful for chunky and more solid designs. It is also important that a soft paper is used. Blind embossing gives a tactile but understated and elegant result.

Plate sinking

Plate sinking is the reverse of blind embossing and pushes a debossed area into the card.  Piccolo has a number of standard-sized plate sinking dies, some with straight edges and others with sloping bevelled edges

Blind embossing is often used to add monograms to invitation cards and place setting cards.

Plate sinking adds a special luxury feel to wedding invitations.

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