Welcome to the Wax Seal Design Studio

Where Modern Wax Seals are Made

Welcome to the studio!

Now that you’ve decided to create your own wax seal, it’s time for the fun to begin! Whether you are making these seals for yourself or are creating them for a client, we are here to take your ideas and transform them into a truly modern wax seal experience.

With the largest Wax Seal Design Studio in the world and our very own Color Lab, it is our mission to create beautiful wax seals with the perfect design, style, and flexibility for your project!

Step One - The Basics

Wax Seal Artwork, Size & Shape, and Color

1. Choose Your Artwork: Custom, Monogram, or Designer?

Transform your company logo, custom monogram, or artistic creation into a beautifully engraved wax seal with the help of our expert Engraving Team. With a wide range of custom options, engraving depths, and expertise, we are here to help bring your custom artwork to life! When preparing your custom image, please review the following guidelines to make sure that you artwork is wax seal ready!

Custom Artwork Requirements:

  • Submit a high resolution (300 dpi), black and white vector image without shading or 3D effects.
  • .PDF or .eps formats are preferred, but we are also able to accept high quality .ai, .jpeg, and .gif files.
  • The black area in your image will be raised when pressed into the wax.
  • Please do not send images that have been inverted: our graphics team require images in their original format as you wish to see them in their final format.
  • Special Tip: Artwork with thicker lines will stand out more once pressed into wax!

Before

Black and white vector image with no shading

After

Finished Wax Seal with Custom Image

From simple and elegant, to elaborate and intricate, the perfect wedding monogram wax seal can transform you invitations, envelopes, and day-of decor into a stunning masterpiece. As the design possibilities are endless, we have created a Monogram Wax Seal Design Guide with all of our design options. Not working with a designer to create your monogram – this is the perfect place to start!

Creative Community

Photo by Twinkle & Toast
Photo by Twinkle & Toast

Discover our series of signature wax seal designs created by members of our community. Featuring the work of some of the top invitation design, calligraphy, and artistic brands, browse Artisaire for our full collection of curated designs.

Featured Collection

Featured Collection Design by Saffron Avenue
Featured Collection Design by Saffron Avenue

Explore our family of Featured Collections and discover our series of designer images, semi-custom creations, and fully customized monograms. Available exclusively at Artisaire, we invite you to celebrate with us in welcoming our Featured Artists!

2. Select Your Size and Shape

We offer 14 standard sizes in stock – starting at 1/2″ and increasing by 1/4″ up to 3″ in diameter. With custom sizes, and extra large sizes available, we ask that you provide us with as much information about your project as possible!

Whether you are looking for a simple monogram, or an intricate crest or corporate logo, our Design and Engraving Teams will work to transform your artwork into beautiful wax seals.

Important Sizing Information:

  • Sizes are listed by the diameter of the wax seal die used to create your wax seals
  • When making your wax seals (self adhesive or hand stamped), an additional 1/8″ to 1/4″ will be added to the final size of your seal once pressed into wax. This edge/bleed will vary based on technique, and product selected.
  • Our 3/4″ round size is slightly larger than a North American dime, and our 1″ round size is approximately the size of a North American quarter.

When designing your wax seal, creating the perfect shape is an important element to consider! We love working with classic, round wax seals, but also love experimenting with a wide range of specialty and custom shapes as well. Whether you are looking for a modern twist on a classic look or want something more traditional, the only limit is your imagination!

Some of our most common shapes include: Round, Square, Oval, Rectangle, and Custom!

3. Pick the Perfect Wax Color

When it comes to wax seals, color can make a bold statement! We absolutely love color, which is why we have created 72 signature sealing wax colors, as well as a wide range of custom wax services to make sure you find the perfect color to compliment your design!

All of our sealing wax is made in-house with 100% North American materials using our exclusive HeoFlex® Technology to provide you with premium flexibility, color, depth, and richness of texture.

Whether you plan to use your wax seals for invitations, packaging, or a combination of the two, our wax colors come in a wide range of colors to ensure you find the perfect wax for your project. We invite you to explore our color collections below!

Custom Color Matching Services

Looking to create the perfect match for your wax seals? Work with our in-house Color Lab to develop a custom sealing wax color that is matched perfectly to your project. Simply send us a coated Pantone Number, or ask us about sending a physical sample to match to, and our team will get started!

Step Two - Add the Finishing Touches

Select Your Style of Wax Seal to Continue

Self Adhesive Wax Seals

Our self adhesive wax seals are individually pressed into real wax and finished with an adhesive backing by our team of wax seal experts. Easy-to-use, and photo-ready, our peel and stick seals have the look and feel of a hand-made seals, but save you the time needed to perfect your wax seal technique!

To complete the design process, there are two decisions left to make:

  1. What type of self adhesive wax seal is right for your project?
  2. What type of edge style would you like?

1. Pick the Perfect Adhesive for your Project

Craft Wax Seals

Designed for crafting and light paper projects only, our craft wax seals are individually pressed into real sealing wax and finished with our lightest adhesive backing.

Recommended for use on light, uncoated, and untextured paper and cardstock only.  Not recommended for mailing.

Professional Grade Wax Seals

Designed for all applications including wedding invitations, stationery, mailing, branding, and packaging – our Professional Grade Wax Seals are finished with our strongest adhesive.

Recommended for use on surfaces such as: coated paper, thick cardstock, coated surfaces, vellum, glass, plastic, etc.

Resealable Wax Seals

Designed for delicate surfaces and special projects, our Resealable Wax Seals are pressed into real sealing wax, then finished with our restickable adhesive – like a Post-it Note.

Able to seal, remove cleanly, then re-seal 3-5 times, these are the perfect option for seating charts, laser cut stationery, and escort cards!

2. Select Your Edge Style

The Modern Edge

For a clean and consistent look from seal to seal.

The Organic Edge

For a slightly irregular, organic look from seal to seal.

NEW: The Artisan Edge

For a rustic and completely unique look from seal to seal.

Ready to Create Something Beautiful?

Wax Seal Stampers

Create a DIY wax seal experience with your very own custom wax seal stamper and sealing wax! Perfect for the DIY bride or superstar crafter, all of our wax seal stampers are made with a solid brass die, and a modern wooden handle. Designed for use on a wide range of surfaces from wax and crafting, to chocolates and glass, our wax seal stampers are made with 100% solid, food-grade brass. Simply pair with your favorite sealing wax color, and get started on your crafting project!

To complete your wax seal stamp, there are two final design steps:

  1. Select the type of brass die you would like for your wax seal
  2. Pick the perfect handle.

1. Select Your Die Type

Standard Die

Great for simple artwork or DIY projects, our standard dies have a thinner profile and are recommended for simple artwork and small batch stamping only.

Designer Die

Made of 100% solid brass, our Designer Dies are perfect for custom stamps, logos, or complex designs where you will be making several wax seals at a time.

Permanent Die

Made with 100% solid brass and permanently attached to one of our Permanent Style Wooden Handles, these dies have been carefully designed for large sizes and custom shapes.

2. Select a Matching Handle