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We have created hundreds of embossing dies for document certification, copyright and aesthetics for government departments, public companies, private companies, law firms, universities, training organisations, translation organisations, architects, restaurants, notaries, JP’s, photographers, artists and private individuals.  Each machine is a masterpiece of engineering and machine production.
We also supply Foil Seals for use with the machines and certificate frames and folders, and Ribbon and Eyelets for Notaries.

After viewing the available options below please see our
Frequently Asked Questions  and  To Order sections at the end of this page.

OPTION 1: Hand Held Embosser-
Strong yet light.. ideal for travel.  The die is mounted in a spring-clip for easy clip-out, clip-in changing allowing for use with multiple embossing designs or orientations.

  • Maximum Emboss Area: Your design to be embossed needs to fit within a 37 mm diameter circle. If doing a seal design, your outer circle can be 37 mm diameter.  If you wish to use Foil Seals, use the 45mm diameter ones in Silver or Gold.
  • Maximum Paper: 230 gsm with simple small art. 
                80 gsm with standard text in a circle.
  • Maximum Reach: 45 mm.
  • Machine's Dimensions: Length: 120 mm
                           Height when closed: 50 mm
                           Height when open:  120 mm
  • Cost: $375 + GST incl. one spring clip die.  Freight free.
  • Additional dies: $275 + GST.

Note: As at 7th June we only have 5 of these embossers available.  Will then be a discontinues line.

OPTION 2: Small Embosser:
Easier to use than the hand held. The die is mounted in a spring-clip for easy clip-out, clip-in changing allowing for use with multiple embossing designs or orientations.

  • With a Round Die: Your design to be embossed needs to fit within 38mm diameter. With a design at 38mm diameter this machine is suitable for paper 80 to 120gsm, With smaller simple designs the machine can handle thicker paper.
  • With a Rectangular Die: Your design to be embossed needs to fit within a 46x21mm rectangle. With a rectangular die this machine is suitable for papers 80 to 120gsm only,. Delrin die only.
  • Delrin (plastic) Die is suitable for simple art of linework and text
  • Metal Die is recommended if a crest, coat of arms or logo with fine detail is required, or if paper 200gsm plus is to be embossed
  • If you wish to use Foil Seals, use the 45mm ones and size your design to fit within a 37 mm diameter circle.
  • Maximum Reach: 44 mm
  • Machine's Dimensions: Length 145 mm. Height when closed: 110 mm Height when open: 185 mm
  • Cost:
    • $475+GST with Delrin (plastic) Die (freight free)
    • $675+GST with Metal Die (freight free)
  • Additional dies: Delrin: $275 + GST. Metal: $475+GST (less $100 if ordered with a machine with the same emboss design).
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OPTION 3: Medium Embosser: Easier to use than the small. Suitable for designs up to 48mm diameter and/or where thicker paper is to be embossed. The die is mounted in a spring-clip for easy clip-out, clip-in changing allowing for use with multiple embossing designs or orientations.

  • Your design to be embossed needs to fit within 48mm diameter. With a design at 48mm diameter this machine is suitable for paper 80 to 160gsm, With smaller simple designs the machine can handle thicker paper.  No rectangular die is available for this machine.
  • Delrin (plastic) Die is suitable for simple art of linework and text
  • Metal Die is recommended if a crest, coat of arms or logo with fine detail is required, or if paper 200gsm plus is to be embossed
  • If you wish to use Foil Seals, use the 50mm ones and size your design to fit within a 43 mm diameter circle.
  • Maximum Reach: 55 mm
  • Machine's Dimensions: Length 145 mm.  Height when closed: 110 mm.  Height when open: 185 mm
  • Cost:
    • $575+GST with Delrin (plastic) Die (freight free)
    • $775+GST with Metal Die (freight free)
  • Additional dies: Delrin: $325 + GST. Metal: $525+GST (less $100 if ordered with a machine with the same emboss design)
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Embosser Medium 1
Embosser Medium 2

OPTION 4: Large Embosser: With the double-cam lever mechanism of this embosser one can achieve sufficient pressure on the die with less effort.  Ideal when runs of 40 or more impressions at a time are likely (depending on the design being embossed, paper stock, and user).  The die is mounted in a spring-clip for easy clip-out, clip-in changing allowing for use with multiple embossing designs or orientations.    Customers Comments on this machine

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  • With a Round Die: Your design to be embossed needs to fit within 48mm diameter. With a design at 48mm diameter this machine is suitable for paper 80 to 200gsm,
  • Smaller Round Die: If you wish to emboss paper of 200gsm or more this machine has a small round die holder available. With this your design needs to fit within 38mm diameter.
  • With a Rectangular Die: Your design to be embossed needs to fit within a 55x21mm rectangle. With a rectangular die this machine is suitable for papers 80 to 120gsm only,
  • Delrin (plastic) Die is suitable for simple art of linework and text
  • Metal Die is recommended if a crest, coat of arms or logo with fine detail is required, or if paper 200gsm plus is to be embossed
  • If you wish to use Foil Seals, use the 50mm ones and size your design to fit within a 43 mm diameter circle.
  • Maximum Reach: 65 mm
  • Machine's Dimensions: Length 215 mm. Height when closed: 120 mm Height when open: 210 mm
  • Cost:
    • $675+GST with Delrin (plastic) Die (freight free)
    • $875+GST with Metal Die (freight free)
  • Additional dies: Delrin: $375 + GST. Metal: $575+GST  (less $100 if ordered with a machine with the same emboss design)
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Posta Hand Main

Shown at left with the die out.

OPTION 5: Heavy Duty Hand Embosser:: This embosser is designed for large intricate seals/designs on heavier paper. With the curl at the rear of the jaw you can reach any part of an A4 page.  Easily change the embossing die for different designs. Variable pressure wheels for different paper thicknesses.  Only offered with a metal die. $1,600 plus GST or $1,850 plus GST with chrome steel working surface extender with plastic sliding paper guides.  Choice of black or red feet.

Posta Hand Paper 200
Posta Hand Paper Curled 200

See it at our Leichhardt showroom.

OPTION 6 : Gift Embosser : Available in Gold, Chrome or Black.  The die is mounted in a spring-clip for easy clip-out, clip-in changing allowing for use with multiple embossing designs or orientations.

  • Maximum Emboss Area: Your design to be embossed needs to fit within a 35 mm diameter circle. If doing a seal design, your outer circle can be 35 mm diameter.    If you wish to use Foil Seals, use the 45mm diameter ones in Silver or Gold.
  • Maximum Paper: 160 gsm with simple small art. 
                120 gsm with standard text in a circle
                80 gsm with standard text in a circle plus other decorations.
  • Maximum Reach: 50 mm
  • Cost: $575 + GST including one spring clip die. Freight free.
  • Additional dies: $325 + GST
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EmbosserGold2
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EmbosserGold1

Prestigious gift, for the front desk or for use in presentation ceremonies.

Changing the spring clip dies:

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You can quickly and easily change the embossing die by squeezing the spring clip.  This is generally done to use a different artwork.  However you may also choose to have two dies of the same artwork but orientated differently, eg one to come in from the right of the paper and one to come in from the left (ie this avoids an upside down impression when coming in from another side)

A die from the Small Hand Held can used on the Small Desk.  However a die from the Small (Hand Held or Desk) can not be used on the Medium or Large.  Also a die from a Medium can not be used on a Small or a Large.  A die from a Large can not be used on a Medium or Small.

OPTION 8: Electric Embosser 1:: Perfect for continuous and rigorous use. Suitable for universities, training organisations, legal offices, government departments.  Dependable, advanced design machines supplied fully assembled with your embosse design and adjusted to provide the best  impression on your stock.

  • Uniformly clear impressions each and every time.
  • Electrically driven embossing automatically activated by merely inserting the paper.
  • Built-in paper guides and back gauge for consistent positioning of your certificate/paper
  • You can easily slide out the die and slide in another allowing for easy use with multiple embossing designs/dies.
  • Die holders available for designs  27, 36, 45 and 48mm diameters for ease of visually positioning your paper where you want the emboss.
  • The embossing die can be rotated so that you can emboss on the top, right, left or bottom.of the paper.
  • Key lock switch for preventing unauthorized used.
  • Maximum Reach: 70 mm
  • Whisper quiet (50dB).
  • Full 12 month warranty with repairs and parts available longer term in the unlikely event of a problem.
  • Weight: 8 kg. A handle is provided for convenient carrying.
  • Dimensions: 166(w)286 (d)185 (h) mm.
  • Cost with a Metal die: $5,750 plus GST. Freight free.
IDC Electric Embosser 1
IDC Electric Embosser Die 1

See it at our Leichhardt showroom.

OPTION 9: Electric Embosser 2:: Features similiar t the above but a heavier unit designed for large intricate seals/designs on heavier paper. With the curl at the rear of the jaw you can reach any part of an A4 page.  Easily change the embossing die for different designs. Variable pressure wheels for different paper thicknesses.  Only offered with a metal die. $5,500 plus GST or $5,750 plus GST with chrome steel working surface extender with plastic sliding paper guides.

Electric Side350
Electric Angle 350

See it at our Leichhardt showroom.

Producing and Fitting Dies to Other Embossing Machines::

We have fitted many Delrin and Brass dies to older embossing machines and machines different to those above.

Creating and fitting these dies can be extremely problematic sometimes requiring several rounds of removal, machining, fitting and adjustments. It is not a simple “make the die and stick it in” process.  Hence the only way we can give you a price for manufacturing and fitting a new die to an old or non-standard machine is by physical inspection of your machine.

The first step is to take photos of your machine from the top, side, bottom and front then email them to us.  We will give you a rough indication of price. We then ask that you post or freight your machine to us for a quotation.  If you decide not to proceed we will return your machine at our expense.

As an indication, manufacture and fitting of a Delrin die will generally cost between $200 and $500 and a Brass die will cost between $350 and $850.  The only reason for choosing a Brass die is aesthetics (to look in keeping with an older embossing machine).

Our address and contact details are at the bottom of this page.

Seals: 

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  • 45. 50, 57 or 65 mm diameter (to the outside of the teeth)
  • Metallic Gold 45 or 50 mm
  • Metallic Silver, 45 or 50 mm
  • Metallic Red, 45 or 50 mm
  • Metallic Copper 50 mm only or
  • Dull Red 45. 50, 57 or 65 mm

Packets of 20:   $12 plus GST

Rolls of 500:    $170 plus GST

  • Imitation Wax Red look:
  • 65 mm diameter (to the outside of the teeth)
EmbEgGoldSeal

Packets of 20:   $19 plus GST

Rolls of 500:    $290 plus GST

Stick on the certificate prior to embossing or, for difficult jobs, you can emboss the seal while still on the release paper then stick on the certificate afterwards.

Orders over $250 are freight free to most locations.. see Shipping

Examples:

EmbEgWHub
EmbDieAPaper1
EmbEgPlane
EmbEgBlueRock
EmbEgMayfair
EmbEgOUM
EmbEgASC
EmbEgDinfotog
EmbEgGusha
EmbEgMatwWorldC

Above: debossed on mat board.

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EmbEgSign
EmbEgPandO
EmbEgMurdGuild

Frequently Asked Questions:

Which machine should I choose ?  It’s a balance between pressure (a product of the operator and the leverage setup in the machine), design size and intricacy, and paper thickness/texture (coated paper stocks take a little more pressure to emboss).  If your artwork is very detailed with a lot of coverage over the area of the embossing die you will need more pressure to embosse thicker medium.  If you will also be doing a lot of embossing work you may want a medium or large machine (with more leverage) so that you don’t have to work so hard and so that you don’t strain the machine.
Of course if your art work is small and/or does not have as much detail you will need less pressure and could possibly choose a smaller machine.

For example, The Large Embosser will make a good impression on a heavier weight of paper than would the Small Embosser (without having to overload your wrist).  With an emboss design within a 30 mm diameter circle we would advise that the Large Embosser would do a good impression on paper up to 300 gsm with reasonable hand pressure.

What is “Reach” ?:  This is measured from the edge of the paper to the centre of your artwork you are embossing.

Die orientation ?:  When you order an embossing machine you  need to tell us from which edge of the paper you are going to emboss.  Most commonly we orient dies to approach the paper from the right hand side.  This allows you to emboss anywhere up or down the right hand side and in as far as the embosser’s reach will allow.  Of course, if you then decide you want to emboss from the left hand side your embossed design will appear upside down.  So you need to tell us whether you want to approach the paper from the right, left, top or bottom.

The die cannot be taken out and turned as it is glued precisely in the spring clip or in the machine itself.  If you decide later that you want to change the orientation (to come in from a different side of the paper, you will need to  send the embosser back to us to change it. If you have an embosser with the die mounted in a spring clip then we can make a second spring clip with the die oriented a different way. If you want to come in from different sides of the paper all the time you will be best to have a machine with a spring clip die and more than one spring clip die made.  These can easily be snapped in and out of the embossing machine.

Why have your art on an angle ?:  This allows you to approach the paper from either edge as below.  However it does decrease the reach.

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With a rectangular die:

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With a round die:

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Should I have an embossing die or a debossing die ?:  You can choose between a die which either embosses (pushes up) the impression or debosses (pushes down) the impression.  If you are working with photographs and your artwork has fine, close detail then debossing is recommended as it won’t cause unsightly cracking of the emulsion on the photograph’s surface, but still leaves a permanent mark which will show on photocopies.  That said, we always like the look of embossing better as its more noticable and has a definite feel when you run your fingers over it.  We have not yet had any cracking emulsion problems from embossing photos but we have been warned.  The two images below show are examples of debossing.

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EmbImbEg1

Can I just turn the photo over to deboss it ?:  You can have an embossing die and turn the photo over to embosse its back (debossing it’s front) but your art will appear as in a mirror (written backwards) when viewed from the photos front.

Can I easily change the die/art in the machine ?:  With the spring clip machines (options 1 to 6), for each machine, you have several spring clips, each with a die of different design.  You can then easily and quickly change the die by releasing and changing the spring clip.  The spring clips are not however interchangable amongst the different machines.That is, a die from the Small Hand Held can not be used on the Medium or Large machine.  Apart from having multiple spring clips, to change the die you can send the embosser back to us to do this for you.

How thick a paper can I embosse ?:  We have given an indication above of the maximum thickness of paper you can embosse.  See the next two questions also.

Can I embosse canvas ?:  You can, but canvas tends to have a “memory”, meaning that over time it tends to return to it’s original shape.

When to choose a  Delrin die ?  We recommend Delrin for simple designs comprising line work and text and simple logos. Delrin dies are a white plastic.  Delrin® is a highly versatile engineering polymer that bridges the gap between metals and ordinary plastics with a unique combination of creep resistance, strength, stiffness, hardness, dimensional stability, toughness, fatigue resistance, solvent and fuel resistance, abrasion resistance, low coefficient of friction and hard and resilient surface.  Delrin® exhibits excellent engineering and machining characteristics making it highly suitable for: extremely demanding Automotive, Engineering and Industrial applications.  This highly durable polymer has replaced metals in many applications that needed high wear fatigue resistance, load bearing capabilities and abrasion resistance. Delrin®  is processed with Laser cutting technology.

When to choose a  Metal/Brass die ? A Metal die is recommended if a crest, coat of arms or logo with fine detail is required, or if paper 200gsm or thicker  is to be embossed.  Brass requires substantial machining time and the use of a variety of cutters to obtain correct, depths, thicknesses and optimum legibility, the process then requires a male mould to be produced from ABS plastic in a die extruder.
 

To Order:

Die Design: We create designs with text and basic shapes without charge.  It is usually easiest to telephone and chat through your ideas first.  We then ask you to put in writing (via email) your text and layout.  We will create your design and email it to you for your comment/approval.  If you want a logo or art in your design, or if you are creating your whole embossing design yourself, you will need to provide us with this in one of the following file formats:

  • Indesign (Versions CS  to CS3)  plus a low resolution JPEG file, or
  • CorelDraw CDR file (Versions 6 to X4)  plus a low resolution JPEG file, or
  • Adobe Illustrator file (Versions 6 to CS3)  plus a low resolution JPEG file, or
  • PDF file saved with text converted to paths  plus a low resolution JPEG file, or
  • EPS file, real size, 600 dpi, no fill, outlines only,   plus a low resolution JPEG file

You can also provide your art as follows but we will need to charge a preparation fee (we trace your artwork and convert it into a format we can use).  If the image is a bitmap we will always need to start from scratch no matter what format it is saved in.

  • Photoshop (All versions up to CS3  plus a low resolution JPEG file
  • TIFF file real size, 600 dpi (PhotoShop and most other photo editing programs allow you to save your file in this format), or
  • a good original mailed to us (eg, your signature in a very thick pen), or
  • specifications/requirements from which we create your artwork for you.

Sometimes problems occur when files are created on a mac as we use PC.  We need a vectorised image to start with.  Your artwork’s size can not be over your machine’s maximum emboss area (stated above for each machine).

Orientation: You will also need to tell us from which edge of the paper you are going to emboss.  Most commonly we orient dies to approach the paper from the right hand side.  This allows you to emboss anywhere up or down the right hand side and in as far as the embosser’s reach will allow.  Of course, if you then decide you want to emboss from the left hand side your embossed design will appear upside down.  So you need to tell us whether you want to approach the paper from the right, left, top or bottom.

To overcome this problem, some customers will order an embosser with a spring clip die (options 1 to 6 above) and a second spring clip die of a different orientation.

Timing to embosser delivery ?:  Allow about 2 weeks from approval of embosser artwork to our dispatching a machine.  This time can be shortened if we know you have a deadline, however if we have to drop everything and just do your machine we have a standard 25% surcharge and can dispatch within a few days.

Please telephone us to discuss your options. 

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