Forming & Foil Stamping
What is the difference between debossing and embossing?
Embossing is an elevated image, while debossing is a recessed image.
What is foil stamping?
Foil stamping is the application of a special polyester foil.
What materials can be formed?
Polycarbonate, paper, polyester and light gauge metals are materials typically formed using an embossing or debossing die.
When should I apply heat to a forming die?
Materials that cannot be formed require heat to insure that the form is retained after the process. Polycarbonate is a cold formable sub-straight while polyester requires heat for proper form retention.