Add Depth with Embossing & Debossing

Promote your brand and give your corporate or team apparel a unique look with our custom embossing/debossing services. Embossing/debossing is a processes in which a image is raised/depressed into a material. Metal plates, called dies, are combined with pressure and heat to press a copy of your design in to the fabric. The elegant feel that embossing and debossing provide makes it an ideal choice for clean and professional looking custom apparel.

Frequently Asked Embossing Questions

Embossing Vs. Debossing?

Embossing is the process of imprinting a raised image in a material. Debossing is the opposite, it’s the process of creating a recessed/depressed image in a material.

What materials can be embossed on?

Embossing can be done on most natural fibers that are able to lay flat. These include but are not limited to Cotton, Fleece, Flock, Leather, Linen, Polyester, Silk, and Wool.

How do I set up the artwork?

Bolder lines and open details will work best, while closed detail and finer lines don’t allow for enough space to press/puff the material. It’s a good idea to avoid serif fonts for embossing. Use borders to achieve definition, they can be separate, enclosing the art, or part of the design.

Can I use my own apparel?

You can but we recommend using our pre-approved fabric to avoid the potential of the engraving wearing away.

Is there a minimum order for embossed apparel?

There are no minimums for embossing/debossing on fabrics, but because of the die that needs to be created there is a setup charge so the process is more cost effective on larger orders.

How much does it cost?

Cost will depend on a number of factors including how many shirts you’re looking to get done, the type of shirt, and how many designs (dies) are required for your order. For an accurate quote on embossing or debossing contact us.
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