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Embossed Business CardsOrder

The embossing process adds a tangible appeal to your cards . Whether raised above or pressed into the paper, the crisp embossing of graphics introduces a whole new dimension to the finished product.

We emboss your wordmark, logo or brand into the surface of the paper, embedding the design according to your preference. Embossing is commonly associated with business cards, invitations, presentations, awards, certificates and official document seals.

  • Provides a Rich Tangible Effect
  • Variety of Papers Available
  • Perfect for text, seals, monograms and logos
 

How Embossed Cards Are Made

A metal die is created from your logo/design/artwork and installed onto an embossing press. This is an industrial-strength devise which applies hydraulic pressure to the paper until the image is firmly creased and embedded into its fibrous structure.

The weight and force applied ensures that the creasing is permanent and the design won’t fade or depress with time. The cards will retain their crisp and prestigious appearance for years to come.

Embossing vs Debossing

Embossing is when a design pushes above the surface of the paper. You can feel the design/paper with your fingertips, not unlike braille. Debossing is the opposite process – when graphics are punched into the card stock.

NOTE: Technically you are creating both effects as flipping the card over shows an inverted mirror image of the impression. For applications where the impression is only wanted on one side, we recommend stacking cardstocks with our duplex cards.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Embossing?
Embossing is when a design pushes above the surface of the paper. You can feel the design/paper with your fingertips, not unlike braille.
What is Debossing?
Debossing is the opposite process - when graphics are punched into the card stock.
What is the minimum quantity I can order?
Our minimum order is 500 cards per unique design.
Do you have a minimum order for multiple lots/names?
Yes, if you're producing 10 or more unique lots at once, the minimum order is 250 cards per person.
What are the most common business card sizes?
The three most requested sizes are 3.5" x 2", 3.35” x 2.17” and 2.25” x 2.25”.
Can I color match to a specific Pantone color?
Yes, we can match specific PMS colors for your brand/logo.
What is the best paper to use for embossing?
In our experience, embossing looks best on coated or uncoated paper stocks.  
Can I see a digital proof before final production?
Yes, our pre-press department will provide two rounds of digital proofs for approval prior to final print production.
Please note, any additional digital proofs will be billed accordingly.
Can you produce a press sample before printing?
Yes, a press sample can be produced prior to final production. However, we will have to charge accordingly for set up/press time. A 50% credit for the press sample will be applied to the final invoice, if the project is officially approved for production.
Can you ship paper/printed samples for my review?
Unfortunately, we can not send out paper/printed samples without a job ticket being generated into our system.
What is the standard turnaround time?
Once final proofs are approved, standard production time is 5-7 business days.
Please note, production time may change depending on our current press schedule and how many specialty options have been selected.
Do you offer a variety of paper stocks/materials?
Yes, we offer are a variety of paper stocks/materials. Options include gloss, matte, coated, uncoated, silk, linen and texture papers/materials.
Can I supply my own paper for you to print on?
No. We cannot run any paper through our press that has not been sent directly from our paper-house. If there is a particular paper stock you are looking for, we can place a custom order for your cards.
Do you offer round corners or custom die cut options?
Yes. Our minimum order is 500 cards per unique design.
Do you offer edge printing or edge foil stamping?
No. Edge gilding or printing is not a service that we offer.
How can I make a payment?
We accept all major credit cards and company checks. Please note, a job ticket must be created and payment is required before we can start proofing/final production.
Can I schedule an appointment to review sample/paper stocks?
Yes, We can schedule an appointment for you in our Jersey City showroom/production facility. There you can review various printed samples, paper stocks, and consult with a production specialist.
My order is a rush, is a 24-48 hour turnaround possible?
Please contact us as soon as possible, so we can check with our production department. Please note, rush turnaround will be billed accordingly.
Unfortunately, we do not schedule production appointments in our Manhattan corporate offices.

Fine Print, Inc.

315 Madison Avenue, NYC 10017

Open Monday - Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm

*No Walk-In Appointments*

Showroom/Production Facility

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Open Tuesday - Friday

*No Walk-In Appointments*

Feel free to contact us directly at 212.619.5446 or inquiries@fineprintnyc.com