Glossary of Terms


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Embossing

1. Producing a raised surface on a substrate. When deliberately created, a metal die is used to press a pattern or image into the material. Sometimes embossing is an unintended and unwanted effect created when the wet ink is pulled up from the surface of the substrate as the printing plate is lifted away. See waffling. 2. To raise in relief a design or letters already printed on card stock or heavy paper by an uninked block or die. In rubber and plastic platemaking. The process is usually done by heat.


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