personalized wax seal stamp

We mention this obvious name because it’s important to distinguish between sealing wax and, say, candle wax. Candle wax, on the other hand, won’t stick to the paper and won’t hold up to very much handling. 1. Cut off a small portion of the wax stick and place it in the melting spoon. To do it, simply place three beads onto the melting spoon and hold the spoon over the tea light flame until it’s almost completely melted. To do it, you’ll need a candle, a melting spoon, a wax seal stamp, and a heat source like a small tea light. While postage is generally calculated on the parcel’s weight, you’ve now learned that small details like a wax seal or ribbon enclosure can change that! For thick cards, or invitation suites with many insert cards, or small details like a paper belly band or monogram tag, you’ll need to upgrade your postage to the 2 oz stamp as shown above. Work your way down to finer details by using increasingly fine bits. 4. If this is your first time using glue gun wax, consider doing a test run on a piece of scrap paper or card first to find your own rhythm and get a feel for the consistency of the wax and how it stamps.

I would be more than happy to answer any specific questions that you have around your specific invitations – feel free to leave a comment or contact me directly! Some of the greatest stamp collections in the world include postally used stamps that have been removed from envelopes. In just two years, the powerful opioid fentanyl went from nonexistent to detected in more than 1 in 7 stamp bags analyzed by the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Before 2014, none of the tested bags contained fentanyl. The findings, published in the journal Public Health Reports, suggest that real-time information about stamp bags can be used to supplement current public health surveillance measures and could serve as an early warning of new illegal drugs of high lethality available at the local level. Even if a stamp appears to be barely attached to the envelope, giving it a tug to remove it from the paper will probably damage it, either by creasing, or by creating a “thin” in the paper.

Stamps that are affixed to colored paper should be soaked separately. If large quantities of stamps are being soaked (say, from a big stamp mixture purchased from a dealer), then a little more water may be needed. To separate stamps from envelope paper, collectors soak them in water, which weakens the stamp glue and allows the stamp and paper to drift apart. It’s fine to soak common stamps that are used in an ordinary manner, but covers that show special rates, unusual usages or hard-to-find stamps are best saved intact. The clipped envelope corners bearing the used stamps should be added to the water a few at a time. It’s almost time to mail out your invitations and invite your guests to your wedding. A collector can soak numerous stamps at the same time. As the collector gently rubs the back of the stamp with a finger, the adhesive should ball up and come off the stamp. I also offer custom designed postage stamps to coordinate with your custom wedding invitation suite as well, and the postage amount is calculated specifically for you, so only one stamp is required. If you’re interested in working together on custom wedding invitations, please contact me to get started!

If you’re working with a strong wax, rest the seal in ice before embossing, as this will quickly set the wax. This is a fast, easy way to seal multiple envelopes, especially if you’re worried about the fuss of wax seals and the Goldilocks method of water sealing. Some Post Offices may require you to hand-cancel your envelopes, which we recommend to do anyway. This post summarizes the most common postage combinations that brides will need for their wedding invitation. 0.21 each, and these are what you’ll need. When sending your wax seals through the mail, there are 3 key things to know to make sure your seals arrive intact. I am only doing outer envelopes, and I know they’re pointless but I just love wax stamps, but I’m worried about the invitations getting chewed up in the machines (the invitations are also thicker than standard). Wax seals were traditionally used to seal envelopes, ensure they indeed came from the supposed sender (since many people had unique seals), and ensure the letter hadn’t been tampered with.