If you are a notary in Vancouver, then you will either need to get a stamp or a seal. The stamp uses ink and will place the image stamped on the paper. The seal is embossed into the paper instead. But before you decide to order your official notary stamp or notary seal, you should take some time to understand which one is necessary for your business.

There is no option that is better than the other one. But it comes down to the laws for notary Vancouver stamps vs seals and which one is best. Every area has different requirements, so it’s important that you know which one you need when it’s time for you to order. Some places will give you an option, but others do not.

If you can choose, you will want to understand the differences between the two and pick the one that best fits your situation. Going with an ink stamp could be frustrating because you might have smudged with the ink. However, a seal will need to be reproducible if paperwork is copied, then this can be an issue with an embossed seal.

You should think about all of the positives and negatives with each before you end up making a decision.

Notary stamps come in all different shapes and sizes, and they can be either rectangle or round impressions. Many modern notary stamps will come with an ink pad that will automatically ink the stamp to make an impression. The notary stamp is easily re-inked by removing the ink pad and adding some drops of ink to it. These days, notary stamps are made to last an entire duration of the notary’s term in office. Some notary stamps can come in small sizes that can fit into your pocket or purse, and they can be used on documents where there is not a lot of room for a larger stamp. We recommend that you always use a darker coloured ink when ordering your notary stamp to make sure that your impressions will show clearly on copied documents.

Notary seal embossers are a metal clamping device that create a raised, round indentation on documents with information engraved on the notary seal embosser plate. Before there were inked notary stamps, notaries only used embossers to conduct notarial acts. Notary seal embossers can help give documents a more official, and classy look. Their use is popular on documents intended for foreign countries. A downside of using a notary seal embosser is that it requires pressure to make a good impression on the document. Plus, an embosser needs the raised impression to be darkened with ink which needs to be purchased separately. Otherwise, any copies will not show that the notary’s seal is on it, which will mean the notarized document is invalid.