The Embosser is the most recognized seal in the world.
Most people are not aware that requirements for using this tool in the Notary world vary widely.
Requirements for using an embosser are based on the laws of jurisdiction where the Notary is commissioned and many jurisdictions give a Notary the choice of using this tool or an ink seal when performing a notarization.
There are jurisdictions whose laws do not require a Notary seal of any kind giving the Notary the option of using any kind of seal; thus making it a requirement for the Notary to keep up with the laws of their jurisdiction on what type of seal is permitted and how it is to be used.
Virginia law requires a notary to use a seal on every document they notarize. The law specifies that when a seal is used that it must be sharp, legible, permanent and photographically reproducible. Also, it is recommended that the notary seal be imprinted or stamped just below the notarial statement. Care should be taken to not obscure the signatures or other parts of the document.