What are sunken labels (or embossed position)? Labels that are “sunken” or labels in a “debossed position” are labels (of any shape) that are glued into the cover of a book at the “bottom” of a embossed “valley” which has been embossed “stamped” previously into the cover. The following pictures show various sizes and shapes of labels. If for instance the “label” is 1” x 1 ½” we emboss an area 1 1/32” x 1 17/ 32” so that we can position the label in the embossed “lower level” in the cover. We apply wet glue to the label and “mount” it to the bottom of the embossed lower level.
- label lower than the remaining surface of the cover
- all the surface is smooth
- because the label is “lower” than the rest of the cover it is almost impossible to “peel off” the label
- much greater PERCEIVED value
.Factors to consider
- some cover materials don’t emboss as well as desired for a desired effect
- testing is strongly recommended