Embossing is generally an ink free process in which a design or text is pushed into the back of the paper using pressure. This is typically done using a metallic die and a counter die. The counter die forces the paper into the shape of the die from the back side of the paper. The resulting appearance on the front of the paper is a raised representation of the intended design. This design can either be single level (a one dimensional raised design) or multiple level (a three dimensional design done with a brass die). This process can also be done in register with ink or foil in some instances.