Here at Inviting Concepts, we absolutely LOVE wax seals! They are so versatile and can be used for so many stationery items including invitations, vellum wraps, pocketfolds, envelopes, place cards, table plans and more.
And now, following numerous requests, we are delighted to offer wax seals as a stand alone product.
We have a wide range of designs available including phrases in elegant and fun fonts, florals, botanicals, monograms and more. So you will be sure to find the perfect seal for your occasion or event. If you are business owner, we can even supply you with your own company wax seals for use on your packaging and stationery items.
We have a wide range of beautiful colours to choose from with 24 colours in our house collection and 8 colours in the luxury Artisaire range.
What is Artisaire?
Artisaire is a luxury wax seal company based in Canada. Their sealing wax is a dream to work with and comes in a range of colours that are not available anywhere else (believe me, we’ve spent hours looking!). We have chosen our 8 favourite colours to bring to you but other colours are available for special order upon request.
Their wax predominantly has a matt finish which I personally prefer as it gives more definition to the stamped image.
Artisaire work in collaboration with internationally renowned artists to offer beautiful and intricately designed wax seal stamps. We have chosen our 3 favourite stamp designs which can be used to make seals in colours from both the Artisaire and house colour collections.
How do I secure the wax seals to my items?
All of our seals come with a strong, peel and seal adhesive backing for easy attachment.
How do I prevent my envelopes, pocketfolds etc. from tearing during opening?
You can purchase additional removeable stickers to attach to the back of the seals to prevent damage to the material below.
Step 1: Peel the backing from your seal
Step 2: Trim the removeable sticker to size (usually in half) and attach to the part of the seal that you wish to be removeable e.g. the bottom of the seal for envelopes. Make sure the adhesive is facing upwards.
Step 3: Press firmly into position placing more pressure onto the part of the seal with the strong adhesive
The removeable stickers will lose tackiness with use so avoid opening and closing too many times to maintain effectiveness.
Will the wax seals break?
No. Our wax seals are made from flexible sealing wax which will not break like traditional wax formulas.
I want to use the wax seals on envelopes which will be sent in the mail. Are they suitable for posting?
Although the seals have a strong adhesive backing, we cannot guarantee that they will withstand the rigours of modern day sorting machines. The machines can also cause the seals to become scuffed so we recommend that you pop your envelope into a larger outer envelope for mailing.
What is your minimum order?
There is a minimum order quantity of 25 seals per colour. You can order any quantity above 25 so if you need 37, that is absolutely fine.
Can I mix and match designs to achieve the minimum quantity?
Yes. You can order smaller quantities of different designs provided that they are all in the same colour and the total quantity is 25 or more.
When ordering, the quantity automatically defaults to the minimum of 25 so you will need to order the total you require as 1 design. Then simply complete the notes box to tell us what your order should be comprised of.
E.g. You want 20 wedding invitation, 10 evening invitation and 5 menu wax seals. Your total seals are 35 so you should order 35 wedding invitation seals and add a note such as ‘please send 20 wedding invitation seals, 10 evening and 5 RSVP’.
If you require additional designs that meet the minimum quantity requirement, you will need to order these separately. So, if in the example above, you also require 30 RSVP seals, simply order from the relevant page, don’t add to the ‘mix and match’ order.
How long will it take to receive my order?
Due to the wide range of wax seals on offer, it is not possible to stock each design in every colour so all our wax seals are made to order. Turnaround times can vary but as a guide, we aim to complete your order within 2 – 5 days if your colour is in stock, or 5 – 10 days if we need to order in the wax. You can then choose for the seals to be sent to you by either 1st or 2nd class post.
How much will it cost for delivery?
Great news! Wax seals are much lighter to post than stationery items so we will apply different (and more favourable) postage costs to stand alone wax seal orders. The cost will be based on weight and will be calculated at checkout.
I have seen a wax seal on one of your stationery designs but I can’t find it to order. How can I order it?
We have reserved some of our wax seal designs solely for our own use. All the wax seals that are available for purchase are currently listed so if the design you like is not there, it will not be possible to order. Sorry!
Can I buy a stamp to make my own wax seals?
Wax seal stamps are currently only supplied with personalised or company branded wax seals. However, we may add these to the shop in future so please watch this space!
I am a business owner. Can you supply me with my own branded wax seals?
Yes we can. But firstly you will need to send us your artwork so that we can check that it is suitable for engraving. The artwork should be sent as a high resolution image at 300 DPI in EPS, Ai or PDF format. Please send to email@example.com before placing your order. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help to prepare your artwork.
There will be an additional one-off charge for the wax seal stamp needed to make your seals which we will retain for future orders. Alternatively, we can send the stamp to you if you prefer.
I am a stationer myself. Can I use your wax seals in my own commercial projects for clients?
Yes you can. But your overall design must differ substantially from any of the stationery designs on offer from Inviting Concepts. You must also credit the design of the wax seal to Inviting Concepts on your website, Etsy/Ebay shop or other sales platform. In the case of Artisaire designs, you must give credit to the original designer whose name can be found under the relevant wax seal design. Credit need not be given for our baby feet, monstera or palm trees wax seals as these stamps or graphics were purchased from a third party.