Debossing produces a permanent imprint on a product by pressing a hot engraved metal plate onto the surface of an item with heavy pressure. Mainly used on leather or imitation leather items such as compendiums, portfolios and notebooks. Uses the natural colour of the item so the branding can be quite subtle.


  • Perceived value is higher due to the sleekness and permanency of the design.
  • It is permanent decoration option that will last the lifetime of the product.


  • The initial setup cost can be costly as each design requires a new engraved metal plate to be created. This plate can then be reused for repeat orders as long as there are no changes to the design, therefore the setup cost will be reduced on subsequent orders.
  • Not suitable for fine or detailed logos.

Artwork Format Required

Vector (EPS, Ai or PDF)