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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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In a gatefold the left and right edges fold inward with parallel folds to meet in the middle of the page without overlapping. The paper may be folded again down the middle so the folded edges meet and a fold is created in the center panel of the paper - also known as a double gatefold. Also known as a window fold.