Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or process of producing raised or projecting figures or designs in relief upon surfaces. A common method of embossing upon a wooden surface is by driving a blunt tool into the wood according to the desired pattern, then planing the surface down to the level of the sunken design, and afterward wetting it. The moisture causes the compressed portions forming the design to rise to their original height, and thus to project from the planed surface. Embossing on leather, paper, or cloth, as for book-covers, books for the blind, and various kinds of ornamental work, and also on metal, is usually effected by stamping with dies by means of an embossing- or stamping-press, or the bookbinders' arming-press. Embossing with the needle is done either by working over a pad made of cloth, sometimes in several thicknesses, or by stuffing with wool, hair, or the like, under the threads, as in couched work. See
- n. A raised figure or design; an embossment.
“T" pattern, but almost never in any other patterns, the reason for this being the fact that the character of the cloth is very little changed by the embossing, which is used with greater effect on the solid colors.”
“I'm supposed to get some cover flats today, but the e-mail I received last night mentioned the word "embossing".”
“If the court's order stands, the Treasury will have to redesign currency by either varying its size according to denomination or incorporating "tactile features" such as embossing or perforation.”
“This die may be used for a variety of purposes, such as embossing leather, stamping paper, sheet metal, etc., or for producing ornamental surfaces upon such castings.”
“So far, that instead of the usual "embossing" of the logo on the engine block, they instead carved it in, saving about 2.4 grams of weight.”
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“Additional features such as embossing, bar coding, thermal printing and magnetic stripes.”
“New Italy Kit Unveiled lamagica: i do like the retro, simple styling of the shirt but could do without the subtle 'embossing'. i rem ...”
“A whole host of effects and filters to apply to images, such as embossing and edge detection.”
“I recommend using a pigment ink pad instead of a regular ink pad because it takes a little longer to dry (important in a multi-step process such as embossing) and the colors look a little more vivid.”
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