(Closed) Embossing dilemma! Can I emboss on both sides of a paper?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would try one and see how it works. I dont see why not.. even if it is a little more raised. It may not ink correctly though since the printing area wont be flat after you’ve embossed once.

Post # 4
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

First of all, I don’t think that it will work to emboss using the ink from the printer, HOPING that it is still wet when you sprinkle the powder on & HOPING that the powder will stick to it. In order to properly emboss you need special embossing ink (VersaMark, available as stamp pads & ink pens).

If by some miracle it does work (I’ve never heard of such a thing but I guess everything is possible), you would likely need to feed the paper through to print the reverse side. As for whether or not that would work, it really depends on your printer. An Inkjet doesn’t use heat, so the embossing won’t re-melt in the printer (a laserjet or a laser machine is a different matter, though), but the rollers may not “grab” the paper well.

Another thing to consider would be that you would only be able to print one at once, because you wouldn’t want the ink to dry at all. So you’d have to print the front side of one, sprinkle it with powder & heat gun it, then let it cool down & put it in a stack; repeat 100 more times; and then repeat 100 more times for the back.

I would recommend just getting a stamp or a Versamark pen & only embossing the monogram, like you originally were thinking.

Oh, and it is possible to emboss two sides of the same page, but the paper may warp with the increased heat being applied.

Post # 6
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@talibear:  Sounds good! : ) I’m interested to hear if it works!

Post # 8
2 posts
  • Wedding: December 2015

hi, i can use inkjet to my embossing project…. i can also use any paper(matt or glossy) to make my own emboss invites…

You can also view this tutorial video 



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