This finishing can also be combined with foil, printing, or can be left “blind” for a more subtle look. Deboss is a plate stamping technique which uses heat and pressure to create an indented look to all, or specific sections of a design. This is high end technique that can be used on our uncoated paper stocks to add a bit of dimension. Deboss can be used on it’s own to create a subtle look called a blind deboss. We can also perform what is considered a registered deboss which is where we combine deboss with offset printing or foil stamping to create a more dynamic look. Deboss is not to be confused with letterpress which is a similar technique in which ink and pressure are applied at the same time. Deboss is instead a separate step that is in addition to foil stamping or offset printing. Debossing only pushes halfway through the card which means that it does not leave a complete reversed emboss on the opposite side.