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What is "Embossing" - Definition & Explanation

A calendaring process which produces a raised design or pattern in relief. The design is pressed into fabric or leather by passing it through hot engraved rollers; velvet or plush is embossed by shearing the pile to different levels or by pressing parts flat.
A process in which a pattern is formed in relief by passing fabric through a calender in which a heated metal bowl engraved with a pattern is compressed against a soft bowl.
A calendering process in which fabrics are engraved with the use of heated rollers under pressure to produce a raised design on the fabric surface.
Method of developing a raised /depressed pattern on to thematerialbypassing it between heated roller having the similardesignengraved uponone of them. It is generally used uponthermoplastic fabrics.
A pressure process using engraved rollers and heat application to produce raised or relief patterns on the surface of the fabric
A finishing process to produce a pattern on a fabric by passing it through a calender in which a heated metal bowl engraved with the pattern works against a relatively soft bowl built up of compressed paper or cotton on a metal centre.

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