What is a Seal Embosser?

Embossers are made of two laser engraved plates. They create a raised impression on paper by applying pressure to the page between the plates.

Some people use them because seal impressions appear professional, while others are required to use them. Typically, individuals, such as notaries and engineers, must use an embosser.

Keep reading to learn about the different embosser uses and discover how to personalize an embosser.

Common Business Uses for Embossers

Many businesses can benefit from making a special embossing seal. Some offices need them for important tasks, like notarizing documents or signing blueprints. No matter what type of business you run, an embosser will add professionalism to your paperwork and documentation. The following are a few typical types of embossers.

Notary Embosser

Some states and territories only accept a notary's signature as legally binding if they use an embossed notary seal. Foreign offices often require a notarized impression on documents, even if it's not necessary for local work. If you need documents for use in another country, it's helpful to have a notary stamp and embosser.

Architect Embosser

We carry architect seal stamps that are compliant with codes in all 50 states and several U.S. territories. Simply select the area you are licensed in and personalize the information on the embosser. Architect embossers make signing off on blueprints and other building documents professional and easy.

Engineers Embosser

Like architects and notaries, engineers must follow regulations in their area for paperwork to be legally binding. Part of that duty is signing documents with a professional embosser. Our engineer seals will help you adhere to all codes within your area. You can edit the information displayed on the embosser, inputting your name, license number, and so on.

Legal Offices

Legal offices send out important documents every day, and it’s essential that those documents look professional. A custom embosser with your law office's seal can authenticate documents in a hard-to-fake or forge manner. This provides reassurance to both you and the recipient of the documents.


A corporate seal gives authority and professionalism to the paperwork that you send out to clients, partners, or stakeholders. You can easily create a corporate embosser that includes your business name, date of incorporation, and other personal information.

Embosser Body Options

Depending on your work style, you might choose either a desktop or a pocket embosser. Below, we’ll discuss the difference between the two to help you make your decision.

Desktop Embossers

Desktop embossers are larger than pocket units and are meant to stay in the office. Because of their strong metal frame, they perform well with paper embossing - getting through multiple documents quickly. This is especially useful in places like a college admissions office or a notary public. They also have rubberized feet which keep them from moving on your desktop when embossing.

Pocket Embossers

Pocket embossers are portable for on-the-go embossing. They're helpful for traveling notaries, field workers like architects and engineers, or lawyers driving between clients. Even if you are not traveling, a pocket embosser fits perfectly in a desk drawer for more infrequent use.

How to Make an Embosser

After you personalize an embosser and place your order, we work quickly to complete your order and ship it in one business day. First, we set out the correct seal stamp body to fulfill your order. Next, we upload your design to our software, ensuring all the details are correct and will fit on the chosen embosser. Then, we send it to the laser printer.

Once the design is engraved on two plates, we attach the plates to the embosser body. To make sure everything is working correctly, we test the embosser on paper. When we are sure the embosser meets our standards, we ship it to you.

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