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Glossary of Print Terms

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Embossing

Embossing is a process performed after printing that uses a metal die to reshape a printing surface, creating a raised image. Embossing can be applied to overprinting or on blank paper (called blind embossing). Blind embossing can be an especially effective and eye-catching effect when used with textured and embossed paper finishes.

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A sheet proceeds through a press and is printed on one side. The gripper grabs the sheet and flips it over from head to tail and it is printed on the other side. The second time the sheet is run it is gripped from the opposite side as the original.