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A cold forming process that involves the production of either a machine-etched or a hand-engraved steel die or copperplate, which is then mounted onto the moving arm of a large die stamping press where it is inked. Given the unbeatable finish and fine detail of die stamping, it is a natural choice when printing elegant crests, symbols, or intricate type for business cards, letterheads, etc. Sometimes called ‘engraved,’ ‘copperplate,’ or ‘intaglio’ printing.