How to Create a Raised Seal on a Document

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Raised document seals are frequently used to demonstrate the authenticity of a document. Seals are created using a device known as an embosser, and the raised seal imprint is formed by pressing a metal seal onto the paper. With a handheld embosser, creating raised document seals is an easy process.

Choose the appropriate seal for the document to be stamped.

Insert the die and counter-die into the handheld embosser. The raised portion of the seal (the die) should face upward to imprint the seal as a relief into the paper.


Insert the document between the seal and the lower metal plate of the embosser. Check to ensure that the seal is aligned properly. Depending on the style of the embosser, press down with even pressure on the lever or squeeze the handles together and release.



  • Seals should be stored in a locked container to prevent others from falsely authenticating a document. Use of an official government seal without permission is a felony in most jurisdictions.


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Bryan Stokes II has been a professional writer since 2006. He has written book reviews for publications such as "Coldfront Magazine" and "The Bloomsbury Review." Stokes received a Master of Arts in English literature from Penn State University, during which he taught an introductory English composition course.

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