Embossed business cards can be very classy and have the natural ability to stand out because they do not only look different but also feel different. In designing your card, you can, for example, emboss your logo or any other shape you can think of. To further customize your cards, you can also opt to have blind emboss, where the image is simply raised; or emboss with ink, where the raised area is coat with color. On top of that, there is also the so-called foil embossing, where image is coated with a shiny metallic coat.
Not familiar with embossed cards and how embossing is done? Well, in embossing, a custom die with a counter die is used to push the paper (or any other stock you want to use for your business card) up from the back adding something like a 3D effect. In short, the image or letters are raised on one side of the custom die while the other side of the die has the image indented. So when the paper passes between these two dies, it molds into the shape.
Now, how does embossing differs from letterpress? People often interchange these terms. Truth is,embossing and letterpress are complete opposites. In letterpress, you are actually pressing images into the paper while in embossing, you are pressing images out of the paper.
To illustrate, here are 21 beautiful examples of embossed business cards that we found from different sources online. If you are interested to know more about a certain business card such as the designer, the printing process and where it was printed, just follow the link found below each image.
03-Three Four Three
04-Stage Right Enterprises
05-Jennifer Alyse Rogers
07-Never Without v.2
09-Stadium Sporting Good
13-Round and embossed
20-Context Gallery Identity
21-Alex Doty Film maker