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Customer Highlight – Embossing

Are you looking to add a personal touch to your mail, presents, small business products and more? Embossing our labels is the way to go! Make any product elegant with the use of a simple handheld embosser that you can get at most craft stores for under $30. It’s the small things that get customers to keep coming back. Embossing can show customers you care. When competing against big chains, personal touch could make or break your next sale. Check out below to see what embossing is, where to get an embosser, and some of our favorite ideas on what to emboss!

What is Embossing?

Embossing is using a press to make 3D lines appear in what was a flat surface. Often times people use embossing for important documents such as birth certificates or notarized paperwork. But, embossing can be fun! In fact, one of the most popular ways to emboss is something you probably never even considered embossing, but have maybe even done! The souvenir pennies you get at all those tourist places are actually a type of embossing. They flatten the penny and put a whole new 3D design into it. Then you have a nice new souvenir to take home in a matter of seconds. The best part is, it only costs 51 cents. Cheapest souvenir ever!

History of Embossing

These pennies didn’t used to be such a cheap souvenir, in fact, in the 19th century, embossing was mostly used for coins, if people could pay. People could even get their names pressed into the coin. This was a pricy option reserved for the higher class. Before this, all the way back to the 15th century, embossing was only for the extremely wealthy. They would emboss their stationary and other such items as a mark of their high wealth. As time went on, embossing became much more commercialized. Now, there are very few products that haven’t been embossed at one time or another. Everything from alcohol bottles, to leather products, and business cards. The list goes on. Getting items embossed used to be done only at shops, but now, embossing at home has become even easier. 

Embossing adds a personal touch. If you emboss your business card, you are sure to stick out from the crowd. Embossing is similar to the wax seals that people used to use on their mail. However, it is much less messy and requires less work. With embossing, you simply press the label and stick it onto the envelope. There is no dripping wax and no need for heat. (There are some types of embossing that require heat, but the handheld press is not one of them.) Using these handheld embossers makes adding a personal touch extremely easy.

Where To Get an Embosser?

You can get an embosser from nearly any craft store. If you are looking to emboss smaller items for crafts and small businesses, then we would recommend a hand held embosser. These embossers are typically under $35. Hitt Marketing Devices has multiple options for you to choose from, whether they are for circular or rectangular stamps. You can also get embossers at Amazon or a Michael’s craft store, however, here at instocklabels.com we always love supporting the smaller businesses – especially when the prices are comparable and the quality is unmatched. There are also tons of different ways to emboss materials. With our labels, we suggest using the hand press embosser. You press it with your hand and it gives the labels a beautiful 3D design. All you have to do is decide what size label you want and then find the matching size hand held embosser to go with it. 

Ideas for How To Use Our Stickers with an Embosser

Recently we came across a customer that showed us what they could do with an embosser and our stickers. It is always so cool to see the different ideas that people come up with! They were using a handheld embosser with our gold seals. As a small business it is important to come up with new ideas to show how special your business is. It is the small details that keep people coming back. With our labels, you can make sure to add a personal touch for everyone who buys from you. 

Using the embossed labels for retail purposes is not the only way. You can also use them to send out personal or professional mail. Depending on what label you use and the message you emboss, this can really grab attention. Just think of the regal Papyrus gold seals that come with every Papyrus card. They are extremely recognizable and truly make every piece of mail distinguished. Are you having a wedding soon? Emboss the couples initials onto our silver seals and use those to seal the envelopes of the wedding invitations. They will keep the invitations safe as well as regal and elegant.

Show your kids how to emboss! Embossing is easy and fun with the handheld embossers. Simply grab some labels in whatever color is your child’s favorite, and then turn them into an arts and crafts project! Your child can happily wear the stickers on their clothing as our labels are apparel safe. From the making of the stamp design to the actual pressing into the labels, your child could be captivated for hours!

Don’t worry, we wouldn’t forget about scrapbooking! Use these handheld embossers straight on the page or on our stickers to add a beautiful texture to the scrapbook that you will always hold dear. Embossing pages and stickers gives your scrapbook an ornate design that flatters any scrapbooker’s skills. 

You can also wrap your gifts using these stickers as the final seal. Just like when you use these for envelopes, these labels will make your presents elegant. Use it around the holidays, or for baby showers, anniversary presents, and more. These embossed labels would show the love and care you put into making the present the most special of all.

Embossing shows customers you care, adds elegant touches to all your special presents and envelopes, and can introduce a brand new craft for you to do. With our labels, embossing is as easy as press, squeeze and stick! Please let us know if you have any questions! We would love to hear from you.


While there was success with embossing and our labels, we do not guarantee you will see the same results. We are not responsible for any embossing issues and write this article only to show different ways people have used our labels creatively.

Who We Are at InStockLabels.com

InStockLabels.com is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. All of our products are made in the U.S.A. If you are on a time crunch, these labels will work out great as all orders purchased before 1 PM MST (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) ship out the same day. Then it only takes a few days for them to get to you (depending on how far you are).

Contact us if you have any questions or would like a sample of these labels to make sure they fit your needs. We also make custom labels if you can not find the perfect sticker for what you need.


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