Join us for InCoWriMo!

International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) is a commitment to write a letter every day for the month of February.  Hand delivered or sent in the mail doesn’t matter, so long as it’s written by hand.  It’s great practice for your hand writing, calligraphy, lettering, and any other written word arts, and a perfect excuse to bring out a wax seal!

We’ve created a new seal design for the occasion:

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Designing the perfect Easter Egg seal

TL,DR version: I’ve made a new wax seal design, an Easter Egg! This is specifically designed to visually pop up out of the page as if it were in the shape of an egg, adding a distinctive flair to all things Easter related.

Selling high end sweets for the holiday, or dressing up as the Easter Bunny?  This is the exclamation point you want on your packaging or marketing materials.  Who else has that?  Or maybe this is just your favorite holiday, or you think the perspective trick is just that good…
Maybe by now you just want me to shut up and take your money.  If not, continue reading as I geek out on 3D geometry… Continue reading

Graduations and Father’s Day

In honor of Graduation season, we now have available a Mortarboard Seal:

This will add class and distinction to any graduation party invitations, especially if used with sealing wax in the school’s colors!  Order now, as Shapeways can take up to 12 business days to make and ship your order.

Also, Father’s Day is coming up! What better for the man who has everything than a custom wax seal?  For a limited time we have a special offer: a steel seal with two letter monogram and 4 sticks of sealing wax for only $99 (a $140 value).  Order by Sunday (5/26/2013) to guarantee delivery by Father’s Day!*  For those who wait too long, seals and wax ordered through our Etsy Store usually arrive in about 5 business days (shipping within the USA).


*Special offer only available via email or our Contact page.  Tax and shipping not included.

Long Island Beltaine Festival and New Seal

This Saturday, May 4, 2013 we will have a table at the Long Island Beltaine Festival. We will have a full range of seals and wax available for purchase, or you can make a custom order on the spot.  Come visit for free demonstrations and samples!  This is an open event, recommended donation for admission is only $5, $4 if you bring a nonperishable food donation to Long Island Cares.

We also have a new seal available – the Unitarian Universalist Chalice.  This particular model is based on the Chalice adopted by the  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington (UUFH), which incidentally will be our host for the Beltaine Festival.  The prototype has already been sold, but we can always make more with the push of a button.

New designs by popular demand

After requests by customers, several new products are now available: New products of note include:

Om (top, second from right), commonly associated with certain groups of Hindus or Buddhists.

Awen (top right), Welsh symbol of poetic inspiration, often used to represent modern Druids

Gear (bottom, third from right) should appeal to a Steampunk audience or would make a great gift for someone mechanically inclined.

Skull – This was our most requested idea for a new stock image and is now available for purchase.


The Dragon and LD with crossed swords (bottom right) are examples of custom wax seal designs that are possible, including personalized monograms with or without a background symbol.

Of course all other symbols seen here are still available on the Shapeways Store, and don’t forget about sealing wax.  Limited quantities of some seals are in stock for immediate shipment and a slight discount – avoid the Shapeways 14 business day building time!  Inquire through the Contact page for more information.

Now Available: Sealing Wax

We’ve just taken delivery on a large order of sealing wax.  Atelier Gargoyle is widely regarded as the highest quality wax available, made in the USA by Linnea and Ward in San Francisco.  It’s much tougher than traditional sealing wax, made to survive the modern automatic postal system – I usually find it easier to rip the envelope than break the seal.  The full range of colors will be available at ICON, Marcy 30-April 1 at SUNY Stonybrook ( or submit an order through our Contact page.

EDIT: See the Wax Page for pricing information.

Colors available are:

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Product samples have arrived

Look what we’ve got here:

In this photo: Shield Knot wax seal (also in the impression on the envelope), Scales of Justice (or Libra) seal, Sierpinski’s Gasket seal, Star of David signet ring, Pentagram signet ring, and Ankh signet ring.  All products are available through our Shapeways Store. Check below the cut for photos of more new products.  Continue reading

New Product: “Scales of Justice” Seal

Now available for all you lawyers and other legal people, a seal to show off your profession:


I’m particularly proud of my artistry on this one.  It’s not obvious from a head-on view, but there is some real depth variation that will be much more obvious when you see the seal in person.  The bowls of the scale literally pop out at you:



And as usual, the top of the seal has the same symbol as the impression to make getting the right orientation simple.

Available for purchase on Shapeways