Embossing is applied on cards to create a 3-D font which stands out against its background and highlights required card details.
The raised font may be further coated with white, black, silver or golden paint for an enhanced visual effect. Although embossing is generally used for various credit, debit and other banking cards, where the card number and the cardholder´s name clearly stand out, it may also be also used for other alphanumeric characters.
In combination with optional elements such as a signature field or a barcode, embossing contributes towards improved card security. Used alone it adds a highly personal touch to any business, ID, membership or advertising card.