Embossed wedding invitations allow you to actually feel the design that has been molded into the paper. Embossing can be used to design borders or actual pictures as part of a wedding invitation design. There are several terms related to embossing that you should be familiar with including…
Embossing – The process that creates a raised design by pressing an image into the invitation paper. Ink or foil can be added to highlight the raised design giving it dimension and drama.
Blind Embossing – An image is embossed into the paper but is not highlighted with ink or foil so it’s simply left as an elegant raised design.
Debossing – The opposite of embossing meaning the image is stamped on the paper to appear indented without using ink or foil.
Pearlize – Commonly used to emphasize the design on embossed wedding invitations, this printing process applies a shiny pearl-like finish to part or all of the raised area.