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Embossing Capabilities

Embossing is the process by which we impart a texture or pattern on the surface of a film to create additional functionality. Embossing patterns range from very light texturization to extreme.

Here’s what you can gain from using an embossed base film or overlaminate.

Visual Aesthetics

  • Elimination of Glare. Embossing a film’s surface can produce a matte appearance which can increase readability of large format graphics by eliminating glare.
  • Tactile Interest. Texture can increase the appeal of graphics that will be touched, such as promotional graphics on tabletops, counters, walls, labels, and P-O-P displays.
  • Visual Appeal. Texture can also make graphics look more realistic by giving a 3D appearance to 2D images of textured surfaces, such as bricks or sand.

Performance Functionality

  • Slip-Resistance. Graphics for floors and carpets must pass slip-resistance testing pursuant to ASTM standards. One way to accomplish the necessary results is by embossing the overlaminate, so that dry feet won’t catch and wet feet won’t slip.
  • Outdoor Durability. Embossed films degrade more slowly than smooth films, providing greater resistance to weather and UV rays.
  • Biomimicry. Use patterns that mimic nature to achieve specific results. For example, our Sharklet pattern mimics the texture of shark skin, causing it to be resistant to bacterial growth. Our Motheye pattern can be used to refract light through a film with eye-catching effects.
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Custom Patterns

We work as a technology partner with a variety of companies to achieve specific performance results on high-tech products.