In the old days, wax seals were used to seal letters and envelopes. Wax was melted, poured carefully on the material to be sealed (parchment, ribbons, paper, and wire, among others), and when it hardened, it formed a bond that would be hard to separate without visible tampering. This was done to make sure that the document was not opened before delivery or to verify the identity of the sender through the signature designs.
Today, after several centuries, the purposes for which wax seals were used are still present. However, people are now using faux wax seals instead of genuine wax seals. In fact, there are a lot more applications for wax seals today, and they can be attached to more types of materials than before.
Self-Adhesive Wax Seals
When sealing letters, people don't need to melt wax anymore. Instead, wax seals made of genuine wax are stamped individually and then fitted with adhesive backing. These wax seals are easier to use. Just peel off the backing and stick the seal on the packaging or envelope.
Custom Wax Seals for Weddings
When used in wedding invitations, faux wax seals add elegance and beauty. They can be made to match your wedding themes, such as custom wedding monogram seals with the font of your choice, or beautifully engraved wax seals based on your custom artwork.
Wax Seals for Product Packaging
Any creative product packaging design will benefit from using self-adhesive, custom wax seals bearing the company logo to add authenticity and sophistication. They are cost-effective too since they can be mass produced and ordered in bulk at much more affordable rates.
While wax melting is rarely done today, the use of wax seals is very much alive as it was several hundred years ago – and for a lot more applications. Use wax seals on glass, wood, plastic, or even curved packaging, to add a bit of novelty and sophistication to your label design.