3 October 2012

emboss


Materials that stretch sufficiently without breaking, such as paper, leather and metal (precision embossed metal), can be embossed and debossed. Pressure is applied using metal tools to form an indent, known as deboss, or raised surface profile, known as emboss. With the addition of steam it is possible to shape thin sheets of veneer (structural and decorative wood veneer).

Image from The Manufacturing Guides