Embossing Rolls and Plates

For over a century, our machines and embossing rolls have benchmarked industries using rigid and flexible plastics, fine paper, nonwovens, metals and print-to-register packaging.

IR Engraving manufactures engraved production rolls and plates that impart uniform patterns and engineered applications to a wide spectrum of consumer products.


Our patterns are both aesthetic and functional, for example, our precision engraved rolls and plates enhance the:

  • beauty and appeal of the instrument and door panels of your automobile
  • appearance and absorption of paper towels and toilet tissue
  • authenticity of architectural materials for your home
  • strength and porosity of filtration media

To accommodate today’s fast paced manufacturing environment, we have developed complete digital engraving technologies for efficient use by our customers and designers. We have the versatility to quickly customize, design, and reproduce patterns ranging from fine leather grains to large geometric patterns. Rapid prototype samples are available in days or, if scheduled in advance, may be developed in real time in Sandston, Virginia. Once the baseline design is established, patterns can be easily modified for a custom appearance dependent on the needs of the application and design.

Additionally, we have the industry’s leading pattern library, offering our customers over 100,000 standard designs. Many of these patterns have been hand cut by our leading craftsman and not easily replicated by other engraving methods. Customers are always welcome to visit our design centers to develop new generation of patterns.

Embossing Products

  • Embossing rolls and plates
  • Gravure rolls and plates
  • Thermal and ultrasonic bonding rolls
  • Hardened matched rolls
  • Herringbone rolls
  • Heat transfer rolls
  • Polished chilled rolls
  • Plate cylinders
  • Anilox rolls
  • Paper, cotton, nylon and rubber rolls
  • ASME certified rolls
  • Idler Rolls
  • Specialty Finishes
  • Nickel, Copper & Chrome Electroplating

Embossing Rolls and Plates Capabilities

Roll Fabrication

Capacity up to eleven (11) tons having an OAL of 372″ and 36″ diameter.

Weld Overlay

Rolls up to seven (7) tons, 197″ length and 30″ diameter.

Plate Engraving

Maximum width of 112″ x 326″ length x 5/8″ thick.

Mill Engraving

Rolls up to 260″ length and 42″ diameter or less.

Digital Transfer Technology (DTT) Engraving

Rolls up to 200″ length and 38″ diameter or less.

Photo Engraving

Roll capacity weighing ten (10) tons and 180″ in length x 36″ diameter.

Laser Engraving

Roll capacity up to 216″ length and 36″ diameter.

Print-to-Register Embossing

Rolls up to 55″ length and 13″ diameter.

Hot Stamp Rotary Dies

Dies up to 24″ length and 8″ diameter.

Chromium, Nickel and Copper Plating

Rolls weighing up to 6500 lbs. and having an OAL of 160″ x 36″ diameter; vertical plating tank capable of chroming plates 326″ long x 112″ wide, single side or front & back.

Heat Treating

Rolls up to 90″ in length and 18″ in diameter.

Pattern Development

Developing a new pattern can be completed in two weeks.