Bespoke Seal Design

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Fig 1.

Two ‘square’ shaped seals demonstrate double columns of seal script topped with the traditional sun and moon motif. The upper seal script is incised with a double border. The design below is the same wording presented ‘proud’ with a single border.

Fig 2.

These ‘square’ shaped seals depict the word ‘Karma’ in the Tibetan Petsug script. The top seal script is ‘proud’ within a broad border accommodating a tear sun and moon motif. Below shows an incised script with additional designs within the border.

Fig 3.

The upper seal shows the word ‘proud’ in Horyig script with an oblong shape, within a single broad border. Beneath shows a wide Horyig script within a thin double lined border. The tear sun and moon motif sits outside of the border as it lacks the required thickness to be accommodated within.

Fig 4.

Two ‘round’ shaped seals, of which the upper is a pictorial seal design incised within a thin double border. The design below shows the word ‘proud’ in Horyig script, centred within another thin double border. A single sun motif marks the top of the seal.

INTRODUCTION

Seals are printing stamps and impressions thereof - used for centuries in East Asia - often in lieu of signatures as a stamp of authorship. They may function to represent a family, business, organisation or individual, and may be scriptural or pictorial designs.


Roughly twenty years ago Tashi began designing and producing bespoke seals. Made from lasercut rubber, the stamps are mounted on a handcrafted Welsh Oak base, using wood reclaimed from a 400 year old barn located at the foot of the Black Mountains. As part of the full seal set you also receive traditional cinnabar red seal paste and a full size original artwork of your seal. Tashi is adept in the script styles commonly used in seals designs, including Neo Tibetan and the Mongolian script, Horyig.


To commission a bespoke seal design by Tashi Mannox, please follow the four simple stages as listed to the right. Each commission includes a direct email consultation with Tashi.


The seal examples above show typical combinations of the different characters that can be selected to create a unique and personal seal design. Please also look over other examples of the seals on this site, as this will be useful in helping you to decide which style of seal is most appropriate for you.


Artwork is shipped twice every week by Royal Mail Signed for Service. Parcels abroad are shipped Royal Mail Air Sure Service to most world destinations.

HOW TO ORDER
Tashi offers two bespoke seal design packages to choose from.

A. FULL SEAL SET:

Includes the seal artwork, presented on quality A4 size paper.
A lasercut rubber stamp made from a reduction of the original seal artwork and mounted on a handcrafted Welsh Oak base, using wood reclaimed from a 400 year old barn located at the foot of the Black Mountains.
Traditional red cinnabar seal ink.
Digital images @ 300 dpi and 72 dpi resolution sizes for print and web use.


Total cost of the full seal set is £395 (Great British Pounds) and includes postage and packaging.

B. ARTWORK ONLY SET:

If you require just the seal artwork, presented on quality A4 size paper. This also includes the image of the seal prepared and sent as separate high resolution jpg images, these can be then used for printed reproduction and are artwork ready for a rubber stamp to be made. Also, the same image at 72 dpi for web use, such as an icon on your website.


The total cost is £270 GBP.


Payment can be made via PayPal or to me via email. The whole process from payment to the finished design can take several weeks, especially when ordering a full seal set.

STAGE 1.

After looking over the seal examples, fill out and submit the form below. Please provide a brief description of your seal design requirements. It may be helpful to point out any features you have seen in previous examples of Tashi’s work. Be as clear and expressive as possible with your description.

STAGE 2.

Tashi will respond to your request with an email consultation: this is an opportunity to clarify any points and make suggestions on how he may approach the bespoke seal design. This stage will include   an estimate of cost.

STAGE 3.

When you are satisfied with Tashi’s description of your seal, a down payment for the agreed sum should be made to initiate the order.

STAGE 4.

Based on the information provided, Tashi will create a rough draft design. This will be emailed to you as a digital image. This is used to clarify remaining design points. Once a final seal design is arrived upon, Tashi produces the physical seal and the set is shipped to your location.













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PLEASE MAKE A SELECTION OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS
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 SEAL PACKAGE:
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 SEAL TYPE:
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 SEAL SCRIPT:
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 SEAL BORDER:
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 SEAL SHAPE:
Please note that in the case of Horyig script the shape of a seal is dictated by the vertical length of the text; that more than often results in a rectangular seal shape seal. If selected 'other' please state in the description field below.
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 SEAL DESIGN WITHIN BORDER:
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 YOUR BRIEF DESCRIPTION