If the image of a wax seal conjures up medieval courts with kings and such, there’s a good reason for that. The use of wax seals began in the Middle Ages by royals and bishops when issuing official documents. The wax seal on a document proved its authenticity. Eventually, wax seals found their way into usage by one and all. Tradesmen began to use them and then ordinary townsfolk.
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Today, the idea of a wax seal still suggests that an item is elegant and special, even regal. That thinking was behind the image of a wax seal we used in creating a new logo for our client, The Registry for Excellence. They specialize in custom-designed plates and other unique items for employee recognition and academic and athletic achievement. The new logo is shown here on pull-up banners designed for use at trade shows.