magnesium hot foil blocks at work

magnesium dies

BREATHTAKING RESULTS

At Metallic Elephant, we produce magnesium blocks for embossing, debossing and hot foil printing in all the popular gauges. These are manufactured in our modern and purpose-built etching plant, with a fleet of machines waiting to bring your designs to life.

Our magnesium dies are also highly economical and just the ticket whether for runs of 40,000 or for one-off jobs such as for luxury packaging or wedding invitations. The results are as breathtaking as the speeds at which we can deliver: we have a 24-hour turnaround as standard ( if ordered by 1pm ) and deep etching is a specialty.

GUIDE TO ARTWORK

what is embossing?

Foil embossing adds emphasis and sophistication through creating a raised image or text. This eye-catching and specialist technique requires an etched metal (female) die and a matching (male) counter die.

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example of an embossing block
example of a debossing block

what is debossing?

When the same process creates an indented image, it’s known as debossing (or blind blocking or stamping). Debossing is a subtle and understated effect that adds elegance and naturally draws the eye.

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