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The process of die-stamping is used to create stationery with a raised image or text. The paper or board is traditionally hand fed onto a die or copper-plate printing press. Uniquely, these presses print and emboss at the same time. During this process, a roller transfers a thick layer of ink onto the substrate which gives the luxurious look and feel that no other printing method can achieve. The engraved process is the pinnacle of the art of printing to which the discerning client aspires. This process can also be used without the use of ink, to create a ‘blind embossing’.
Exquisite engraved stationery must start with an engraved die or plate. At Leeming Brothers we are blessed with a true master craftsman, an ‘All round’ engraver. Whether it is a hand engraved wedding invitation to be lovingly carved into a copper plate, a multi-colour coat of arms, or a peri-etched die created from your PDF artwork, we can create almost any image to be transferred on to your bespoke stationery.
Foil stamping, typically a commercial print process, is the application of pigmented or metallic foil, often gold or silver, to paper where a heated die is stamped onto the foil, making it adhere to the surface leaving the design of the die on the paper. Foil stamping can be combined with embossing to create a more striking 3D image. Nowadays, this process is becoming more and more popular with invitations.
Letterpress is an ancient printing technique that involves printing words or designs with ink while simultaneously debossing the image into thick, soft paper. Letterpress was the everyday printing technique for 5 centuries until offset lithography took over. Recently, Letterpress has made a huge comeback, becoming increasingly popular in personal & corporate stationery.