Embossing

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Embossing is the process of creating a three-dimensional image or design in paper. It is typically accomplished with a combination of heat and pressure on the paper. For embossing metal, see repoussť.

Notarizing

A notary public frequently uses embossing to mark legal papers, either in the form of an adhesive seal, or using a clamp-like embossing device.

Postage stamps

Embossing has been used regularly on postage stamps. Notable early examples include some of the earliest stamps of Italy, Natal, and Switzerland, as well as the early high values of Britain. Modern stamps still sometimes use embossing as a design element.

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