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Plate Sinking

Plate sinking also known as debossing is a technique in which an area of the card that is to be printed is stamped so that it is lower than the rest of the card. Text may then be printed or blind embossed onto it. The thicker the card the better the effect.

Debossing in this way is economical and has many creative applications.

The benefits of plate sinking:

  • Excellent for emphasising printed areas.
  • Best results attained with softer, off-white and coloured materials.
  • An economical process that really makes an impression.