Wax sealing is now a quite popular craft. However, it is also beneficial for formal correspondence as well. Even though it really is an extra gesture, using a custom wax seal for the outgoing letters from a company is very much appreciated as it gives off a more proper and professional image. If you are interested in wax sealing for whatever purpose it might be, then you should definitely learn more about it by reading further below.
Let’s start with the very basic question of what exactly is a wax seal?
Well, a wax seal is a seal that is made of wax. A wax is melted and poured onto the surface of a paper in a small round shape. Then, a stamp is pressed against it before it melts so that a specific logo or symbol will be imprinted on the wax. This logo or symbol is usually specific to a certain person, or organization. In the past, it held more significance. But nowadays, it is mostly just a decoration.
There’s a lot of room for creativity with a wax seal. Not only symbols, but you can also now even leave an imprint of texts. Some people send out special occasion gifts with the addition of a wax seal on the packaging.
There are a few different types of waxes that can be used for wax sealing. They have different characteristics and outcomes. They even vary in shape and possibly are meant to be used for different tools. For example, a stick non wick wax for a glue gun is better than for wax spoon.
Some waxes are too rigid and they are easy to break. While some people like it, this type of wax isn’t recommended to use outdoors. On the other hand, the flexible wax material is more useful for uneven surfaces or sealing envelopes for mail because they can fit to more types of surfaces and they also don’t break easily.
How to choose the right wax, then? That may be what you are thinking right now. If you are clueless about waxes, you should first find someone who is more experienced than you or do a little research about the types of wax and their characteristics. There is no definite answer to the right type of wax because it may differ each time as situations change.
Remember that wax is not the only important thing in wax sealing. You also have to consider about the tool that you want to use for it. The most common wax sealing tools are either a glue gun, a wax spoon, and of course, the stamp itself. Glue gun and wax spoon’s convenience is always something that sparks arguments. Some think that a wax spoon is better for beginners, but some believe that a glue gun is better. It is best if you try out both of them and decide for yourself. As for the stamp, you can design it on your own and find a good stamp manufacturing place so that you can immediately get it produced.