|In my state, Vermont, it would be sufficient if I used my embosser and inked the image (neatly). There is a requirement that the "official stamp" (which is the image or impression on the paper) must be capable of being copied.|
If I used a gold foil and my embosser, it might copy well, or it might not, depending on the copier. It isn't clear if "be capable of being copied together with the record to which it is affixed or attached" means that most copiers must be able to copy it, or if it would suffice if it could be copied with a camera and skilled photographer who knew just how to light it.
In my state, it's sufficient if notaries "clearly print or type the notary public's name and commission number on the certificate." If a notary does that, and also uses an embosser, but doesn't ink the raised impression, the law doesn't say if that's OK or not. But probably doing an extra step that isn't required would be OK.