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Getting your notary business started and having the right essential supplies is important because it will help you perform your official notarial duties, and it would assist you to have a successful start to your business.

  • Notary Stamp – a notary stamp or seal is a requirement in all states it is a tool that you will use to authenticate your notary signature and make the notarial act official. I suggest always having 2 stamps on hand.
  • Notary Embosser – it makes a raised impression that has your notary information. It is mostly used on official business documents.
  • Notary Journal – a notary journal is not required in all states. But I highly advised that you keep one no matter what your state requirement is. It will serve as a record of all your notarial acts. It can help you if you are ever charged with making any mistakes or completing a notarial act incorrectly.
  • Pens – a lot of blue and black ink pens some signing services or clients may require one color or another.
  • Inkless Thumb Printer – is a clean, modern method of taking a fingerprint many states require a thumbprint on certain transactions involving real property.
  • Printer – a dual tray laser printer that uses non-impact keys that do not strike the paper technology.
  • Toner – the page yield of toner cartridges ranges anywhere from between 2,500-4,000 pages for standard cartridges, to 10,000-12,000 pages for high-capacity cartridges.
  • Paper – you will be printing a large number of loan document files you are going to need at least 1 case of each legal and letter size printing paper.
  • Scanner – some signing services will require you to scan back the signed loan documents if you are a mobile notary, you may also need a portable scanner.
  • Jurats, Acknowledgements – print a few from your Secretary of State website and always have them on hand.
  • Business Cards – paper and digital business cards are a must you will allow people to easily have your information when needed.
  • Notary Receipt Book – keep your business records up to date with a receipt book that includes special entry spaces to describe the document you notarized and sections to itemize fees for your notary services.