Combination Embossing

A combination between embossing and foil stamping, combination embossing creates 3D designs that feature a metallic finish. The image, design or text is embossed and lined with foil to create impactful 3D designs.

  • Features foil stamping
  • Ideal for brand logos, designs and text
  • Common for folding carton and paper packaging


Combination embossing refers to embossing a design and foil stamping at the same time. The first press is a blind emboss while the second press features foil to create metallic 3D designs. Ideal for applications in folding carton and paper packaging, combination embossing is commonly used to create impactful brand logos, designs and text.

Foil Stamping Process

Blind Embossing

Relief Pattern Configurations

Single Level
Two Level
Single Level, Rounded

Press Types of Embossing/ Debossing

Clamshell press

Clamshell press

Derived from the similarity of an opening and closing clamshell, paper is placed between dies to create an emboss/deboss effect.

Straight stamp press

Straight stamp press

Like a stamp, single sheets of paper are fed between dies and are imprinted to create an emboss/deboss effect.

Holographic Foil

Roll press

Large paper rolls are fed through between dies continuously to emboss/deboss designs faster than other traditional methods.

Embossing/ Debossing Die

Embossing/Debossing Die

Embossing/Debossing Die

Two opposite dies that fit together like puzzle pieces, embossing and debossing dies feature a mirrored image of the custom design, one being raised and the other sunken into the die to create the desired look.