5 March 2018 Everything You Need To Know About Embossing Embossing is the process of creating an impression on an existing surface, and can often be found of a range of products. Glass, metal, cloth and paper are the most common materials that are used for embossing. The process used to create the effect raises the surface of the material, creating another dimension to the product – unlike the results that regular printing or engraving usually provide. Adding an embossed surface to a product establishes a premium quality for your brand, and creates a more tactile experience for the customer. The History of Embossing The earliest form of embossing can be traced back to the 15th century, where stamping plates were heated and used for the creation of personalised stationery. This was limited, expensive and well sought after, as it was seen as a mark of high quality and professionalism. Embossing became more of an art in the 19th century, as printing services were more affordable and much more attainable. The most notable embossed product from this era is embossed and engraved coins; these are still available from a penny press as novelty gifts, often named the ‘stretched’ or ‘elongated’ coin with an image embossed on the surface of the material. Why emboss bottles? Embossed bottles are an effective way to add creative flair to your product. The impression of your selected design can add a sense of personality to your brand, as well as making your product distinctive in comparison to the competition. However, embossing is often considered to be a lengthy process, requiring specialised tools – as well as a heavy cost to follow. This is why resin doming offers efficient way to create an embossed effect, without the embossing process itself. Resin doming adds a multiple layered design to your product, and creates an embossed effect without the use of the specialised tools that the embossing process requires. It also comes with a self-adhesive feature, created to provide the production efficiency that you’re looking for, without the need for extra adhesives or materials. To find out more about resin doming and the processes behind it, have a look at our resin doming service. Here at Signet, we work with a range of clients to produce luxury packaging that is bespoke to their needs. For more information about the work that we do, or how we can help you take your packaging to the next level, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, call us on +44 (0)1733 396080 or +44 (0)1577 330300, or use our simple contact form.