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How to choose the Best Embossing Dies?

11/8/2013 7:53:16 AM | by Anonymous


A die is a specialized tool that is used in manufacturing industries. It is typically use for the cutting and shaping of materials using a press. Just like molds, dies are generally specifically customized to the item that they used to create. Products that are made with dies ranges from simple paper clips to complex pieces that are used in the advanced technology.


The part of an embosser that makes the actual imprint is the embossing die. It has the logo or text that you want to emboss into the paper. When considering which embossing dies would best fit the bill, it is advised to first look at the logo and its intended use before deciding on which embossing die to use. Other areas to look at can also be the amount of sheets to be embossed at once, the type of paper that is commonly used and whether or not the embossing effect is wanted. Forming dies are typically made by the tool and die makers and placed into production after mounting it into a press. The die is a metal block used for forming materials like sheets of plastic and metal.


Firstly, look at the logo or the image and text that is to be made into a die. If it has a big image or large letters, a magnesium die will then be more appropriate for the embossing needs. If the image to be embossed is generally smoother with thin and crisp letters, then brass embossing dies willbest fit. Alternatively, plastic dies can also be used, but it is used to a more personal use instead of business use.


The two primary uses that embossing dies are for personal use such as artwork as well as business use such as embossing documents. For the personal use side, there are many craft tools that allows the usage and creation of embossing dies from home. Additionally, there are also machines for the business sides and are built to be of a durable material. Hand embossers can also be used for this matter. It is possible to use a craft embosser on business documents while it is being frowned upon and may not be as effective for the intended use.


The amount of embossing that is done all at once will determine the type of embossing dies that will be needed for use. If a high volume of sheets are to be embossed at once, it will be best to use an electric embosser. On the other hand, if the job to be done is of a low volume of sheets, the hand embosser will be the most appropriate. This is significant because embossing dies are all made differently dependent on the type of embosser that will be used.


Additionally, the strength of the paper that is commonly embossed also comes into question when choosing the embossing dies. Heavier weighted paper can take heavier embossing. The embossing dies are made with a depth whereby the more depth, the stronger the emboss. However, if the emboss depth goes too high, it will cause for the paper to rip.


The embossing die primarily also comes with three different edges for the different embossing effects wanted. The three different embossing effects are beveled, round and flat. A beveled edge is sharp and round that makes a smoothly indented edge whereas the flat edge will cause no embossing effect around the edge. The edge that is to be chosen should be considered upon the effect that is wanted on the paper during the embossing.


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