*NEW* Blind embossing in the offset press and then also improve the quality?

How does that work?

A special niche application in print finishing is inline blind embossing in the flexo unit of an offset press. The process is implemented using special embossing dies (matrixes) and a rubber blanket as a counterpressure.
We have achieved a significant increase in the quality of an embossing in the offset machine.

Prägoplast 1.5D

Prägoplast 1.5D is self-adhesive and is glued to the impression cylinder of the flexo unit instead of using a rubber blanket. The die is formed by pressing in Prägoplast, thus creating a true patrix for this application. For papers from 50-150 g/m², this results in better edge definition and deeper relief. Fulling processes, as with the blanket, are eliminated. The result is a much better flatness of the embossed paper, better edge sharpness and no shifting of the embossed image. The double functional layer ensures better relief depth and thus a clean and well-defined embossing relief.
Prägoplast 1.5D is available in 70x58 cm and 71x102 cm formats.
Depending on the application, we can vary the thickness of the patrix.

Please contact us for details.

Prägo Patrice products for the in-house production of counter dies for

relief embossing in the paper and cardboard sector











Prägo Patrizen

For more than 40 years

We supply customers worldwide with our patrix products for blind embossing and relief hot foil embossing.
PRÄGO COUNTER DIES are of high contour acuity, cut to fit easily and can be manufactured in no time.
PRÄGO PATRIZEN supplies the materials in three product groups:




For blind embossing on paper in the range of paper thicknesses of 50 g/m2 and 180 g/m2





Suitable for blind embossing of cardboard ranging between 200 g/m2 and 500 g/m2 in weight, where single large metal embossing dies are required or multiple purposes are to be achieved simultaneously





Suitable for relief-hot-foil-embossing in a single operation in horizontally and vertically, flat on flat operating embossing machines

Resistant to Circulation For High-Quality Embossing

In more than 50 countries, on all continents, printers emboss with PRÄGO products – with platen and cylinder printing machines, automatic punching and embossing presses.


With our videos we give an overview of the PRÄGO products and show in four separate instructions the use of the materials in the printing machine.
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Operating Instructions

Instructions for use for PRÄGOPLAST, PRÄGOPASTE and PRÄGOTHERM are available for download as PDF files. Each instruction manual is written in six languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian. Please contact PRÄGO PATRIZEN if your language area is not included. We are happy to help with further translations.

Information about the Metall Embossing Die

An important factor in the manufacture of counterpressure dies is the metal embossing die. Here you will find further information on the metal embossing die

Counter Die - Products


The self-adhesive counter die material guarantees the preparation of the male and the running of the machine within a few minutes.




Ready-to-use paste that hardens in approx. 30 minutes. It allows the various dies to be carefully dressed without the hardening process starting before the machine can be shut down.




A counter die material for relief foil hot stamping from the finest relief contours to large relief areas.