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Paper Embossing – Make-Ready

Make-ready is the final stage where adjustments can be made prior to running your printing or finishing job. Following is a step-by-step outline of the make-ready process for embossing:

  • Lock the female die into the chase. (3M Bonding Film) can be used on presses without chases, and for some extremely large jobs.)
  • Apply double-coated tape to the back of the male counter die.
  • Apply a small amount of Vaseline or non-corrosive lotion to the female die.
  • Insert the counter die into the female die.
    Be sure your press is backed-off all the way.
  • Close the press slowly.

You are now ready to start embossing by applying the right amount of pressure. OWOSSO can supply dies with register pins on request. Register pins are used to register the male die to the female die, not to the printed piece.

How it all works