To put this into perspective, the only time I have seen anyone utilize a custom watermark is the MBNA corporation, which utilizes a custom watermark of their logo in all their stationary. Of, course one must consider that they are one of the largest credit card companies in the world, so judge the expenditure accordingly. Â Jon.
A lot of good schools have watermarked letterheads. I've seen those from Harvard and Swarthmore.
Personalized watermarks are quite impressive. My University acceptance letter had their watermark, and I was appropriately impressed. Then I remembered that I was going to be paying for it, and the awe suddenly faded.
I have a particular fondness for stationary and writing, and have had stationary printed on Crane's paper with matching calling cards. The calling cards always make a splash -- people expect a business card, and are quite surprised when they realize it's personal. Another odd habit of mine is that I write my personal correspondence with 100+ year old dip pens -- two sit in the cocobolo and brass desk set I crafted. I don't really have a rational reason for that, but it seems to me that the art of letters has been losing ground, and I hope that using an instrument that forces me to concentrate on the writing imbues it with more meaning. It probably doesn't, but you get a little ink on your hands; you literally and metaphorically get your hands dirty. Plus, I've heard that recipients feel special when they get a letter from me. So that's something. LabelKing, I haven't tried wax yet but I shall. Must post a few things to myself to see how the USPS handles it. Regards, Huntsman