Embossing is a process in which images or texts are raised against the background to create a 3D effect. This effect is achieved through overprinting or blind embossing – a process that is done on a black paper.
For best quality embossing, the paper should be really thick. For instance, you can use art paper which is over 300gsm or C1S paper which is over 250gsm, while making sure that the text is more than 14lb. For embossing, wrapping the printing paper on a board like hardcover is essential.
Embossing serves the purpose of making a logo or any other special image or text stand out on the cover. Other than covers, embossing is also used on paper boxes. Using embossing and Spot UV together is also a great idea to get great final results for your printing product.