• Corporate Stationery with Engraved Printing

  • Business Card | Thermography + White Paper

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  • Business Card | Thermography + White Paper

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  • Business Card | Embossed Text + White Paper

  • Business Card | White Paper + Embossed Text & Design

  • Business Card | White Paper + Embossed Text

  • Business Card | White Paper + Embossed Text

  • Business Card | Deboss/Embossed Text + White Paper

  • Business Card | Embossed Logo + Black Ink Letterpress

  • Business Cards | Blind Emboss Logo + Black Paper + White Foil

  • Business Cards | Blind Emboss + Yellow Paper + Offset Printing

  • Business Cards | Blind Emboss + Black Paper


Embossing  |  Engraving  |  Thermography

Raised Printing takes many forms. The objective is to create a textured feel to printing – logos, lettering, design elements – and give them an almost 3-dimensional effect. Thermo, thermography, and engraving are also possibilities to achieve the pushed-up effect of raised printing. Deboss and debossment, if applied specifically, can create a raised-ink or raised-printing effect in the sense of a negative relief. Engraving, similarly, creates a raised printing, pushed-up, textured typography feel. Most applications of raised printing on paper have a mirror-reverse effect on the back of the paper. This means that the raised, pushed-up texture of a technique like an emboss or embossment appears as a pushed-in, indented texture on the opposite side of the paper. This reverse effect of the raised ink printing can be incorporated to be an intentional raised-up / pushed-in design feature that works on both sides of the paper. Or if the reverse effect of the pushed-in printing is undesirable, it can be masked over with an additional layer of paper such that only the raised printing element is visible. The benefit of raised ink printing is immediately apparent as soon as it’s felt on any variety of printed material – business cardswedding invitations, announcements, stationery – the raised, pushed-up texture is highly tactile and visually dimensional. New York City loves raised printing.


Pricing for raised type + ink printing is based on quantity, paper type and the number of processes and machines that will be used to create the business card, announcement or other printed matter. Custom pricing begins around $200 for single process, with 250 quantity, printed on 18pt / 130# Uncoated Cover. More elaborate and custom production specs can run the price up considerably so it’s important to get your quote before proceeding. Production time is usually around 7-10 working days for simple custom projects with more work-intensive projects taking longer. Turnaround time is calculated from the date of PDF proof approval. If your custom project has a hard due-date please let us know when making your request. Email us with your design file or specs to receive a custom quote for your printing project. All projects must have a custom quote number to proceed.


Raised type + ink printing is available for rush service in less than 7 working days. Due to the materials and setup required for embossed and debossed business cards, it is difficult to produce them in less than 5 working days. To inquire about a rush job, please email artwork, specs and desired completion date ASAP to rush@publicide.com. If we’re able to accommodate your schedule we will reply with pricing and additional costs for the rush.