Embossing is the process of creating elevated patterns on materials like fabric, paper, or metal. In the Textile Industry the process of Embossing, also known as Relief Printing or Blind Printing, creates a thin prominent layer of elevated pattern on the plain texture of a fabric such as nylon, fleece, muslin, denim, or leather to name a few.
Principally, the embossing technique makes use of high pressure and heat in a specially designed setting which brings out the raised pattern. Embossing on textiles is immensely popular and various patterns can be created using any of the techniques namely, Printed Embossing, Single or Multi level Embossing, Blind Embossing, Tint Embossing, and Glazing among others.
Embossing gives a whole new texture and feel, to a fabric. A technique similar to but the reverse of embossing is debossing which is also widely in use in fashioning enhanced texture and prints on clothing. Embossing can be done on both natural and synthetic garments, such as fabrics processed with dyes and bleaches.
Embossing has opened up a new market for Custom Embossed Clothing which makes a great style statement and used in promoting brands, causes and also makes a great personalized gift.
Embossed patterns grace the bodice of dresses, wedding gowns, and sarees, traditionally fashioned men’s and women’s clothes, neckties, and T-shirts as well. Easy accessibility and use of embossing supplies have made Embossing immensely popular among fashionistas. This technique adds a layer of beauty to an otherwise plain looking fabric, which makes it an indispensable tool in styling and dress design.