embossed seal vs. raised seal

  • Chez

    Senior Member
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    Effectively, I don't think there is any difference. But 'raised' is a very general adjective meaning 'above/higher than' (the pattern of the seal stands 'higher than' the surface it is printed on). But 'embossed' refers to the skill/craft of embossing, which is usually used when you talk about formal/official things. Very smart notepaper may have an embossed logo; posh wedding invitations may have embossed lettering; expensive leather goods may have embossed symbols/logos.

    So it's a matter of context and connotation, really.


    Senior Member
    I believe a seal that is embossed must have been pressed out from the other side of the document to raise the pattern. A raised seal, on the other hand, could just be thick ink or paint on a flat surface or a sticker placed on top of the paper or document.

    Here is an embossed seal:

    http://www.sanzospecialties.com/images/etc/embossing sample.jpg

    Here is a raised seal:


    Here is another type of raised seal:

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