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Wax Seals And Sealing Wax - Redux


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Having completed a large number of self-stick wax seals, I thought I'd post about the wax I used. Before embarking on the project I checked out many of the great links included in this thread.

 

I ended up ordering from a wax company in British Columbia, Canada, Kings Wax (kingswax.ca) They offer many styles of wax and an incredible choice of over 50 colors and finishes. I found the prices to be equal or better better than what I found on other sites. The big plus is that they are extremely flexible with quantities - no 6 stick minimum per color. I could have selected a single stick in 50 colors. The 6 stick minimum found on many other sites caused me to keep looking. Dealings with the owner were very pleasant. I both emailed and spoke with him on the phone.

 

Working with the glue gun and wax was SO easy and I experienced no difficulties at all. The seals are pliable and the double sided tape (purchased locally) is holding perfectly. Even with shipping to my location, the price was comparable to a US based purchase. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company, hence the post.

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A pen pal recently sent me a letter where the letter itself was sealed with traditional wax before the letter went into the envelope, and the seal was largely obliterated during its trip to New Jersey from the UK. On the plus side, enough survived that I had to break it to open the letter.

 

Thanks for sharing your experience, I've had similar destruction with flexible wax on the UK-US route.

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Having completed a large number of self-stick wax seals, I thought I'd post about the wax I used. Before embarking on the project I checked out many of the great links included in this thread.

 

I ended up ordering from a wax company in British Columbia, Canada, Kings Wax (kingswax.ca) They offer many styles of wax and an incredible choice of over 50 colors and finishes. I found the prices to be equal or better better than what I found on other sites. The big plus is that they are extremely flexible with quantities - no 6 stick minimum per color. I could have selected a single stick in 50 colors. The 6 stick minimum found on many other sites caused me to keep looking. Dealings with the owner were very pleasant. I both emailed and spoke with him on the phone.

 

Working with the glue gun and wax was SO easy and I experienced no difficulties at all. The seals are pliable and the double sided tape (purchased locally) is holding perfectly. Even with shipping to my location, the price was comparable to a US based purchase. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company, hence the post.

 

I haven't dealt with Kings Wax, but the name sounds familiar. Their selection and flexibility seems to merit a visit, but who am I kidding, a special reason isn't really necessary to visit a wax site. :D

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A pen pal recently sent me a letter where the letter itself was sealed with traditional wax before the letter went into the envelope, and the seal was largely obliterated during its trip to New Jersey from the UK. On the plus side, enough survived that I had to break it to open the letter.

 

 

One possible solution I’ve come up with to the postal machine issue is to make Letter Wrappers for correspondence. Several pen friends expressed sorrow at having to break the seal on a letter I had sent, so I started using something like this:

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The letter and contents can be slid out the side and slid back in after reading. Any kind of pretty paper works for the wrappers. I’ve used scrapbook paper and high quality card stock. Not only do people not have to break the seal, it also keeps it safe from sorting machines and extra grouchy postal people. As long as it’s not over the weight limit (and many of my porker letters are haha), I don’t have to pay extra.

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On 2/15/2019 at 11:19 AM, thehawkseye said:

 

 

One possible solution I’ve come up with to the postal machine issue is to make Letter Wrappers for correspondence. Several pen friends expressed sorrow at having to break the seal on a letter I had sent, so I started using something like this:

 

post-144976-0-72564100-1550247449.jpg post-144976-0-32335400-1550247457.jpg post-144976-0-55868400-1550247466.jpg

 

The letter and contents can be slid out the side and slid back in after reading. Any kind of pretty paper works for the wrappers. I’ve used scrapbook paper and high quality card stock. Not only do people not have to break the seal, it also keeps it safe from sorting machines and extra grouchy postal people. As long as it’s not over the weight limit (and many of my porker letters are haha), I don’t have to pay extra.

 

OH MY!! They're BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for posting pictures of them. ♥

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