Custom Signet

by CoreyC
Custom Signet 3d printed Using a letter opener is for bonus points!
Using a letter opener is for bonus points!
Not For Sale

Signets have been around for ages, and they almost left us when we ditched them for email. But now they're back! And they're better than ever! Using any image you want (company logo, personal crest, soccer ball clipart, ect) you can now send Victorian age look-a-like letters for a fraction of the cost most other custom signets would! Each stamp may have only one image, but you can use it for hand delivered mail, mail sent by post office, gifts, prizes, awards, and many other things. Too used to your current one? Just change the color of wax for instant image revitalization! It's not even that pricy to collect a bunch for different logos!

This has NOT been tested for any of the 'detail' materials. Since their melting points are lower than that of white strong and flexible, you may wish to compare the melting point of your wax to the heat resistance of the detail materials (~48˚C). FD and FUD will be available as soon as I can test them myself. Metals are NOT recommended for high detail designs, but are available (though untested) in case you need somthing with those properties and are willing to sacrifice detail (please upload images that reflect this, as I cannot possibly lower the quality of your image and know which details can be left out). Have fun!

Wax Tips:
Although it is recommended (for safety's sake) that you buy dedicated sealing wax, this is not always neccessary. In the above photos, I used simple wax from a scented candle melted in a spoon over heat then dripped and stamped. This particular candle did not have enough added oil/water to leak onto or through the paper and it's melting point was particularily low. I also performed tests using a green candle that did have so much oil as to leak through the envelope AND the letter inside. One sign is that a suitable wax will bulge when stamped at near solid temperatures (see the close up of the stamp example). An unsuitable wax will spread out like water. So perform tests using a tinfoil cup (for melting) a scrap peice of paper (for stamping) and a surface that would not be ruined by oils. This lets you use certain dollarstore candles and still have amazing seals.


IN: 1.169 w x 1.168 d x 1.076 h
CM: 2.97 w x 2.966 d x 2.732 h


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Regular candle wax won't survive in the mail. Even some "traditional" sealing wax won't. I've had great success with using stainless steel and silver for seals and signets. My experience is that when you use proper sealing wax, it sticks to WSF better than it sticks to paper, which is not so good. Metals don't have that problem.
October 11, 2013, 12:41 pm
So far I have only tested WSF and FUD. Although it appears both handle the heat well (and of course the wax you use also changes the heat for melting, I used a candle for mine - which is an unreliable measure for melting point). Both the materials as I recall hand no problems with melting, however WSF tends to suck up oils from waxes and causes wax to color the material quickly. FUD is often the better choice.
November 9, 2012, 3:18 am
Hi, I'm makin my own wax seal stamp. Have you been able to test a few different materials? I'm looking at Fine Detail Plastic cause i have a detailed design. Have you tested that one and can it resist the heat? Thanks!
November 8, 2012, 10:25 pm


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