Burnishing – A variation in technique


Now that we have learned what engraving entails and how it differs from embossing, let’s discuss how burnishing makes the two processes work together.

Burnishing is a variation in technique that combines embossing with metallic ink engraving to produce a deep, rich effect.  During this process, the engraved image is sent through the engraving press twice: once for a coating of gold, silver,  or other metallic ink, and the second for polish depth and dimension. 

The burnishing process is a perfect way to lend distinctive appeal to specialized graphics, cover lettering and other design elements.

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