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Washington Notary Seal Embosser
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Ideal® is the industry's leading embosser and the Model M is a step up from the less expensive No. 1, which many stores carry.

Handhelds are great for notaries on the go while desk models are best if you don't travel.

The Ideal Model M is a heavy-duty hand notary seal embosser which produces clean, crisp impressions on most paper stocks.

This embosser offers a high degree of leverage, longer paper insertion than entry-level models such as the No. 1, and a die-insert that is interchangeable with the Desk model. When you purchase the Model M handheld embosser, you will also receive a black carrying pouch.

The Ideal Model M Desk embosser features a larger body and is meant to sit atop your desk. Embossments are a bit easier with the desk style due to the greater degree of leverage it offers.

When you order the Model M hand held or Desk model, it will come with a die insert engraved with your notary commission information. If your commission information includes an expiration date, you will simply need to buy a replacement insert when your new term begins.

The Insert listed in our store is just that - the insert ONLY. If you purchase an insert, you should already have an Ideal Model M seal handle to place it in.

Embossers are sometimes called paper crimpers. In many states, an embosser alone is sufficient to perform a notarization; in others, they may only be used in conjunction with notary seal stamps.

What does the law say about the Washington Notary Stamp?
Washington Notary Law
RCW 42.44.050
Seal or stamp.
Every person appointed as a notary public in this state shall procure a seal or stamp, on which shall be engraved or impressed the words "Notary Public" and "State of Washington," the date the appointment expires, the person's surname, and at least the initials of the person's first and middle names. The director shall prescribe by rule the size and form or forms of the seal or stamp. It is unlawful for any person intentionally to manufacture, give, sell, procure or possess a seal or stamp evidencing the current appointment of a person as a notary public until the director has delivered a certificate evidencing the appointment as provided for in *RCW 42.44.040.

WAC 308-30-010 Size and form of notary seal or stamp.
A notary seal shall be one and five-eighths inches minimum in diameter. If a notary stamp is used the following requirements shall apply:
  1. The type shall be a minimum of 8 point type.
  2. The stamp shall be minimum one and five-eighths inches in diameter. If a rectangular stamp is used the minimum dimensions shall be one inch wide by one and five-eighths inches long.
  3. The imprint shall be affixed with indelible ink only.
  4. The face of any notary stamp shall contain permanently affixed letters and numerals and shall not be preprinted.
  5. The use of the Washington state seal on the notary stamp or seal is prohibited.
  6. A vendor may not provide a notarial seal, or stamp, either inking or embossing, to a person claiming to be a notary, unless the person presents a photo copy of the person's Notary Certificate.
  7. A notary applying for a seal or stamp as a result of a name change shall present a copy to the vendor of the certificate evidencing the notary's name change from the director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.44.190. 93-05-009, 308-30-010, filed 2/5/93, effective 3/8/93. Statutory Authority: 1985 c 156 5 and 20. 85-24-025 (Order PL 571), 308-30-010, filed 11/26/85, effective 1/1/86.]

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