An inexpensive and stylish way to add flourish to corporate communications and gifts is via a custom wax seal. To provide some inspiration for using wax seals for corporate gifts (like a Moleskine notebook or bottle of wine) or correspondence, we’ve experimented below with various wax seals and types of wax to showcase how you too can use them, with some tips along the way.

Wax seals are available in symbols, in initials or create your own custom design. We designed two custom seals for corporate logos to show you how it can be done! To have a better understanding of what are wax seals and different types of wax have a read of our previous post on this blog.

J Herbin wax seal, Milligram

 Wax seals for corporate gifts and correspondence

Wax seal, Milligram

A gift from your employer or colleague is a thoughtful gesture that shows the company’s appreciation of your work ethic and loyalty. Adding a wax seal to a corporate gift provides that extra special attention to detail while adding a personalised touch.

It’s a great idea to create your own company’s logo on a custom seal that can be engraved to order by our expert team. The J.Herbin custom wax seal turns any logo, monogram, initial or crest into a highly unique tool for enhancing presentation, marking important correspondence and gifting.

The seal is made using a very high quality French engraver’s brass. The seal measures 2.3cm in diameter and comes with a polished wooden handle.

How to customise a corporate gift using wax gun sticks

Wax seals, Milligram

Wax seals, Milligram

Materials for gift

Materials to create wax seals

Wine bottle

Step 1: Assemble all your materials. Create a design for the tag and cut out the shape you desire. Make a hole punch and thread the tag through the ribbon.

Tip: Knot the ribbon to ensure it stays in place.

Step 2: Load your wax gun with the wax stick and wait for it to heat.

Tip: When using the wax gun it’s a good idea to squeeze out some of the wax to make sure it’s hot enough. You’ll know when it’s getting too hot because the wax will start to come out without pressing the trigger and will create bubbles. To prevent this, turn the wax seal gun off at the power point.

Step 3: Use the gun to press out your wax via the trigger. Ensure you squeeze out enough wax to ensure a nice, deep impression. (One stick should give you 8-10 seals, depending on the size of your seal).

Tip: Place the bottle on its side and make sure the bottle remains on a good angle by slowly tilting it left and right to prevent the wax from dripping. It’s not essential but it will help to have two people to assist with making these gorgeous gifts. The second person can keep the bottle at the correct angle while the other person applies the wax to the ribbon and bottle.

Wax seals, Milligram

Step 4: Place the seal on the wax straight away to prevent any dripping. Hold down the wax seal for 3-4 seconds. Then remove and voila – your seal is done. Allow it to thoroughly cool before handling.

Tip: To ensure your wax seal comes out perfectly, leave the seal sitting in the wax until it’s hardened. Pulling it off any earlier can potentially rip the paper or leave residue wax on the seal.

Wrapped gift or promotional item

Step 1: Assemble all your materials. Wrap your gift and place the ribbon around it.

Step 2: Load your wax gun with the wax stick and wait for it to heat.

Tip: If you need to change your wax stick from one colour to another, it’s a great idea to use wax gun cleaning sticks that will clean out stuck or existing colours of wax.

Step 3: Use the gun to press out your wax via the trigger. Ensure you squeeze out enough wax to ensure a nice, deep impression. (One stick should give you 8-10 seals, depending on the size of your seal).

Wax seals, Milligram

Wax Seals, Milligram

Step 4:  Hold down the wax seal for 3-4 seconds. Then remove and voila – your seal is done. Allow it to thoroughly cool before handling.

Wax Seals, Milligram

Conclusion

Wax seals can be a little time-consuming but are so rewarding, they’re always sure to delight!

A final tip: If you are making quite a few wax seals be aware that the brass plate on the wax seal will get hot and will start to stick on the wax, which makes it difficult to pull off. A great idea is to place the seal in a glass full of ice to cool down. Wax seals on ice, Milligram

Want a bit more corporate gifts inspiration?

Wax Seals, Milligram

Want to try out something different? Try using wax seals to create chocolate seals, wedding invitations or even to homemade jars of jam!

Check out the Milligram ‘Wax Seals & Ideas’ Pinterest Board for some extra inspiration!

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