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Title: Custom wax seal stamp – question about pricing and procedure
Post by: Estefa on March 29, 2017, 12:04:23 PM
I want to create a custom wax seal for my niece. It involves a stylised (heraldic-like) rose and the letter R in the center. I'd say it's more complex than a normal, just letter seal, but by far not as complex as some flourished versions I've seen.

I got a quote that seems relatively expensive to me (about 4 times more than a standard seal costs). Does anyone have experience ordering custom wax seals?

And do you know if they are usually done mechanically – by hand, I mean – or rather by some sort of digital means (laser engraving?)?
Title: Re: Custom wax seal stamp – question about pricing and procedure
Post by: Raayynuh on March 29, 2017, 01:57:37 PM
I got a custom wax seal stamp done from BacktoZero on Etsy - I think it was $25 and all I had to do was send a digital file for them to use. I'm not sure how they make theirs, I have a feeling is some kind of laser engraving, though. I'm very happy with the seal - kept all of the details of the logo I was using for it.
Title: Re: Custom wax seal stamp – question about pricing and procedure
Post by: Erica McPhee on March 29, 2017, 03:41:28 PM
I had a custom wax seal made for Dasherie. It came out fine. It wasn't as deep as I would have liked but I knew it wouldn't be when I bought it. Time was of the essence.

I investigated this company:  Nostalgic Impressions (https://www.nostalgicimpressions.com/Custom_Wax_Seals_s/286.htm) which seemed very good but was not available to make seals during that time frame. And they were much higher priced (but seemed good quality).

I used:  Wax Seals . com (http://www.waxseals.com/). It was the Dasherie logo and the lines were very fine. Overall, given what they had to work with, I'd say it came out OK.

You may want to check out:  Black Market (https://www.blackmarketintl.com/). They do very intricate designs and they are great.

Hope that is helpful!
Title: Re: Custom wax seal stamp – question about pricing and procedure
Post by: esmy77 on March 29, 2017, 04:06:19 PM
I have used black market and back to zero and they are both very good!
the only thing is it takes awhile.
Title: Re: Custom wax seal stamp – question about pricing and procedure
Post by: AndyT on March 29, 2017, 04:09:17 PM
@Jean Santos is an engraver, so it might be an idea to drop him a line, Stefanie.  It would be nice to keep it in the Flourish Forum family as it were, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Custom wax seal stamp – question about pricing and procedure
Post by: Jean Santos on March 30, 2017, 02:43:15 AM
Thank you Andy for mentioning me ;)

Stefa I can perhaps help you. Send me a PM please if you are interested
I  had to engrave  a few wax seals.
Late year I had to copy a 16th century seal ( when the pope was living in Avignon)


Title: Re: Custom wax seal stamp – question about pricing and procedure
Post by: Estefa on March 30, 2017, 08:05:30 AM
Thanks everyone for your very helpful comments, @Raayynuh, @Erica McPhee, @esmy77, @AndyT, and @Jean Santos !! I had already looked at some of the suppliers (Black Market for example, their seals by HeyPenman look so faboulous … ), but some are new to me! I have of course the »problem« that I am in good old Europe, haha. So I'll DM you, @Jean Santos, thank you – you examples look great! I'll show you all the sealwhen it's done!
Title: Re: Custom wax seal stamp – question about pricing and procedure
Post by: blackmarketintl on May 17, 2018, 10:05:13 PM
Hi everyone. This is Elizabeth from Black Market Wax Seal and Leather Stamp.

When I am doing a research online, I see a mention about us on the Google result.

I just want to update you guy that we have moved to a new website blackmarketintl.comhttps://www.blackmarketintl.com/ (https://www.blackmarketintl.com/) You can check it out for our new wax seal design and another cooperation project with Heypenman and other designers.  :)
Title: Re: Custom wax seal stamp – question about pricing and procedure
Post by: Erica McPhee on May 18, 2018, 08:08:01 AM
Thanks so much for the update. I have changed the link in my post as well.  ;D