Debossing 101

Use debossing with your RedTree Albums, Hardcover Books and Folio products to personalize them for your clients. Learn how our custom debossing can help you brand products with your own designs and create truly unique covers that clients will love.

Standard & Custom Debossing

Standard debossing is our base-level debossing option. We offer 6 fonts including serif and sans-serif options. You can choose up to two lines of phrasing. For fonts and samples, login to MY ACCOUNT and download the standard debossing PDF.

Custom debossing allows you to create designs and fonts specific to each album you order. This is a great way to use fonts from your own branding on your albums. It’s also perfect for couples who have a custom design for their wedding day (invitations, programs, et al.) — your clients would love seeing their own designs on their wedding album! We offer two sizes for custom debossing. Large designs can measure up to 7×3 inches and small designs up to 4×2.

Debossing Styles

Blind debossing is our default debossing style for all cover materials. When covers are blind debossed, it means that no color or foil is added to the stamp. However, some of our Luxe Leathers show a slightly darker tone in areas that are debossed (primarily seen on Latte, Chai & Camel – sometimes noticeable on Vino, Alpine & Fog).

Foil debossing is available exclusively for our new Luxe Linen covers. Color options include gold, silver, and rose gold.

Deep Sea Luxe Linen | Gold Foil | Font: LainieDaySH



With custom debossing, adding script to your album is simple. Choose a font such as the popular Bombshell Pro seen below, then create your custom design according to our Design Templates located in MY ACCOUNT. Once we receive your design, we will create a custom die from the file and deboss it onto your cover.

Moccasin Distressed Leather | Get the font: BOMBSHELL PRO


Chocolate Distressed Leather | Get the font: CAROLYNA PRO


Irish Cream Distressed Leather | Get the fonts: ADELICIA SCRIPT | FILOSOFIA


Additional Notes

  • HANDCRAFTED. Our albums & books are debossed by hand. This gives us complete control in every situation. Materials react differently to various fonts and custom designs, so our handcrafted process allows us to tailor each album impression.
  • COMPOSITION. Our materials are beautiful on their own – using cameos and debossing simultaneously can sometimes be distracting. Be mindful of the size of your album relative to the length of your phrases. Lengthy text may look great on a 12×12 album, but overbearing on an 8×8 album. Leaving some negative space on your cover is important, just like an album spread.
  • KNOW YOUR MATERIALS. Use the table below to learn which cover materials work best for various debossing options.

Choose any debossing option.

Choose custom debossing, Geo or Edinburgh.

Consider a cameo instead.
LEATHERS Luxe Leathers
Distressed Leathers
Most Standard leathers*
*Coffee Bean
FABRICS Luxe Linens Coastal Linens
Pure Linen
Natural Linen
Most Standard Fabrics**
**Midnight Black


To get started, visit MY ACCOUNT and download our design templates. For standard debossing, no design is necessary. Visit our SHOP to place your order and upload your custom debossing design. If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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