Magnetic embossing die plates create similar embossing effects as the solid emboss tools, but they work differently," Schmitz notes.
Like cutting dies, traditional embossing dies are made of steel (and sometimes brass) except for those made by Trinity Graphic USA, which are photopolymer.
Metal Magic provided all of the foil stamping and embossing dies
The company manufactures cutting dies, embossing dies
and chemical dies, which are used for cartons, dolls, puzzles, cigarette packing, pressure-sensitive paper, cards, vacuum-forming products and thin-film switches.
These include ink producers Sun Chemical, Weilburger Graphics and Zeller+Gmelin, effect pigment maker Merck KGaA, Hinderer+Muehlich, an embossing dies
manufacturer, foil maker Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co.
Rotary cutting and embossing dies
and anvils producer Best Cutting Die, Skokie, IL, is known in the converting industry for its complete inhouse vacuum heat-treating capabilities and services.
distort both the disk substrate and the information-bearing surface, making it impossible for the laser to properly reflect light back to the reader, while keeping the identification label intact for archival purposes.
In some cases, the skill level required to produce hot stamping or embossing dies
equals that involved in fine art, and of course, on a practical level, the time and money involved add up even when much lower levels of talent are required.
More pressure means more challenging designs are being realized, and we are now utilizing some of the largest embossing dies
ever on a book cover," shares Ouellette.
Cutting dies, foil dies and embossing dies
(and let's not forget silkscreens for the multi-platform presses) might all need to be dealt with for one job.
August Weidenmueller began engraving embossing dies
for Nabisco in 1903 at his home workshop at 307 Naslund, now Pensacola, in Chicago.
Like cutting dies, traditional embossing dies
are made of steel, except for those made by Trinity Graphic USA, which are photopolymer.