How to Make Custom Wax Seal Stamps (2023)

How to Make Custom Wax Seal Stamps (2023)

Alex J. Alex J.
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Wax seals add a touch of elegance, authenticity, and professionalism to various business applications. Whether you're sealing envelopes, packaging, or documents, a custom wax seal can set your brand apart and leave a lasting impression on your clients and customers. This guide will walk you through the process of ordering custom wax seals for your business.


Here are the easy steps in making custom wax seals with us:


Provide Artwork and Specifications


Fill out our custom wax seal quote form to clearly communicate your needs.


You will also be prompted to submit your logo or custom design for our artist team to review.

Choose a type of wax seals


Traditional Handle Seals: These are the classic wax seals that are manually pressed onto wax to create an impression. They consist of a metal or brass seal plate attached to a handle. Traditional handle seals offer a sense of authenticity and elegance. They are ideal for special occasions, invitations, and formal documents.

Self-adhesive Seals: These seals combine the traditional wax seal look with modern convenience. They have an adhesive backing that allows you to simply peel and stick them onto your desired surface. Self-adhesive seals are quick and easy to use, making them suitable for larger quantities of mailings or packaging.

Electric wax Seals: These are automated devices that melt the wax and create the seal with a press of a button. These are especially useful for businesses that require high-volume sealing, as they speed up the process and ensure consistent results. Electric seals are commonly used in industries such as law firms and corporate offices.


Multi-Wick Seals: These seals have multiple wicks attached to a single handle. When the wax is melted, it flows over all the wicks, creating multiple impressions at once. Multi-wick seals are great for efficiently sealing a batch of documents or envelopes.

Custom Engraved Dies: Instead of using a traditional wax seal stamp, you can opt for a custom engraved die. This involves creating a metal die with your custom design or logo, which is then pressed into the wax to create a detailed and intricate impression. Custom engraved dies are perfect for complex and highly detailed designs.

Logo Seals: Logo seals incorporate your business logo into the design. This type of seal is especially effective for branding purposes, as it reinforces your visual identity on documents, packaging, and more.



Decide on the die size 

The size of the custom wax seal die (the metal part that creates the impression) is an important consideration when ordering wax seals for your business. The die size determines the dimensions of the wax impression and plays a role in the level of detail that can be achieved. Here are some die-size options to consider:




  • Diameter: 0.5 to 0.75 inches (1.3 to 1.9 cm)
  • Ideal for delicate designs or when space is limited on envelopes, packaging, or documents
  • Works well for monogram or simple logo designs




  • Diameter: 0.75 to 1.25 inches (1.9 to 3.2 cm)
  • Offers a good balance between detail and visibility
  • Suitable for various applications, including invitations, certificates, and packaging


Standard Size Die


  • Diameter: 1.25 to 1.75 inches (3.2 to 4.4 cm)
  • Most commonly used size for traditional wax seals
  • Allows for intricate designs and clear branding elements




  • Diameter: 1.75 to 2.5 inches (4.4 to 6.4 cm)
  • Provides a bold and impactful impression
  • Great for making a statement on larger envelopes, packages, or documents


Custom Size


  • If your design or branding requires specific dimensions, you can opt for a custom-sized die
  • Custom dies allow you to achieve the exact proportions and visibility you desire


When selecting the die size, consider the following factors:


Design Detail: The level of detail in your design might influence the minimum recommended size to maintain clarity.


Brand Aesthetics: The die size should align with your brand's visual identity and the overall look you want to achieve.


Application: Think about where you'll be using the wax seals. Smaller sizes are suitable for envelopes, while larger sizes may be more appropriate for packaging or product labeling.


ReadabilityIf your design includes text, ensure that it remains legible at the chosen size.


ProportionsConsider the proportions of your design. Some designs may work better in certain shapes (round, square, oval) to maximize their impact.



Decide on the handle length


2-Inch Handle Length


Compact and Portable: A 2-inch handle offers a compact size, making it easy to carry and store. It's suitable for on-the-go use and can be convenient if you need to travel with your wax seal.


Comfortable for Smaller Seals: If you're using smaller wax seal impressions, a 2-inch handle can offer sufficient grip and control for creating precise impressions.


Modern and Minimalist Aesthetics: A shorter handle can contribute to a modern and minimalist look, especially if you're aiming for a sleek and contemporary design.


Less Leverage: The shorter handle may provide slightly less leverage compared to a longer handle, which might affect the pressure you apply while creating the wax seal impression.



3-Inch Handle Length


Better Leverage: A 3-inch handle offers more leverage, which can be advantageous when creating larger impressions or applying consistent pressure for a clear and defined seal.


Comfort for Larger Seals: If you're using larger wax seal impressions, a longer handle can provide better control and comfort when pressing down.


Elegance and Traditional Aesthetics: A longer handle can lend an air of elegance and tradition to your wax seals, making them suitable for formal documents, invitations, or events.


Potential for Intricate Designs: The extra leverage from a 3-inch handle can assist in creating detailed impressions, especially if your design has fine lines or intricate elements.


Ultimately, both 2-inch and 3-inch handle lengths have their advantages. Assess your usage, the wax seal impression size, and the overall style you're aiming for to determine which handle length suits your needs and preferences best.

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