This printing process uses digital inkjet printing to add a thick, clear 3D pattern to selected areas on flat substrates. The printed pattern can be applied on most types of print media; it adds a tactile feel that can otherwise be achieved only by mechanical embossing. The digital process does not require expensive matrices or other tooling, and it is therefore economically feasible to emboss even very low volume jobs.
It is used to add a tactile feel to packaging, advertisements, hang tags for clothing, business cards, and magazines. It is also used to emboss in braille for blind readers.
The printing process uses a UV-curing liquid polymer that is immediately cured with UV light. The thickness of the pattern can be up to 0.25 mm. The high-gloss polymer also helps highlight the underlying graphics. The cost depends on the job size, the surface area that needs to be printed, and the layer thickness.
You get a printed sheet, as seen on the product picture, where you can feel the effect.
All samples come with a laminated information card.