T A T Y Z
EMBOSSED LEATHER
by TATYZ on May 1st, 2018

      Patterns and prints can be applied to decorate  leather. This can be done via  embossing.  

    Embossing and debossing are the processes of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs on leather or other materials. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material.
 
    Embossing alters the surface of leather  by providing a three-dimensional or raised effect on selected areas.​ To achieve this, metal dies with engraved pattern  are used for embossing press.  A specific level of pressure is applied to the dies in order to squeeze the fibers of the leather, which results in a permanently raised area on the leather.
   
The three factors that need to be controlled during the embossing process are:
 - Pressure
 - Heat
 - Die depth

    Embossing used in conjunction with ink/dyes/ pigments , so that the raised area is coloured. When no ink is used , it's called a blind emboss.​

     Embossing involves a separate stage in the production process of leather. It requires a separate press run. In addition to being used as a design element, embossing can be used to hide natural leather small imperfections.

   


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