A wax seal adds old fashioned panache and class to envelopes and documents. Before self-adhesive envelopes, everyone used a seal of some kind to keep messages private. In our present day of emails and instant messaging, taking the time to write a letter makes a message stand out as important, worth taking the time to think carefully and spend money on paper, ink, wax, postage, etc. A wax seal makes sure that your letter is noticed among the junk mail. A custom seal with a company logo is an excellent branding opportunity that can make direct mail marketing materials really catch people's attention, or make something one of a kind for your wedding invitations.
Especially for weddings, the same design can be used for other products, such as cuff links for the gentlemen and pendants for the ladies. Please send private message to make arrangements and request a quote.
I can add in initials to one of the other symbols you see elsewhere in the store, or create a new symbol to your specifications. Samples shown above belong to other clients and are not available for purchase by others without their permission. I can also put small text around the perimeter of the seal.
If you would like to design your own symbol, for best results please draw within a 1" (25 mm) diameter circle, and keep all lines at least 0.040" (1mm) wide. This is roughly equivalent to drawing with a dull pencil. If your idea doesn't meet these guidelines, please send a private message to verify that it is within material limits, as there are some tricks I can do to bend the design rules under certain conditions.
Shapeways has terminated their Co-Creator program that previously allowed me to customize a seal for you and send it directly, however you can still get one through my Etsy Store.
Please be careful to avoid burns when using hot wax.
Premium sealing wax can be ordered through our main website
or Etsy Store
For ordering a custom seal and wax at the same time, you can save on shipping and get it all at once by submitting your order either by direct message on Shapeways or through our main website
, click on "Contact".
Custom signet rings
are also available.
For a smaller custom seal, which costs less and gives you more impressions per stick of wax, check out our 3/4" Custom Wax Seal.
Check out this post on Designing Your Own Wax Seal!