Chinese Company Stamps: Detailed Technicalities on Appearances

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We have already written an article concerning the stamps or chops of Chinese companies. In that article, we analyzed the different types of company stamps or chops in China, and how they should be used in business with a Chinese company. In this article, we will explore the technicalities of Chinese stamps or chops, and see what it says in Chinese laws about what a Chinese official stamp should look like (shape, style, size, font, etc).

Official Stamps of the Communist Party of China

1. Shape: circle.

2. Diameter: 4.2cm.

3. Margin: 0.1cm.

4. Font: Simplified Song Style.

5. Other characteristics: The center of the stamp is engraved with a sickle or hammer, and the names of the Party organizations are inscribed in simplified Song typefaces in a circular pattern from the left to the right.

Picture:

communist party

Official Stamps of Labor Union Organization

1. Shape: bilateral circle.

2. Diameter: 4.2cm.

3. Margin: the outer ring is a thick edge with a width of 0.1cm; the inner one is a thin edge with a width of 0.01cm.

4. Font: Simplified Song Style.

5. Other characteristics: the name of the labor union organization is inscribed in a circle from left to right.

Picture:

labor union

Official Stamps of State-owned Enterprises and State-owned Joint-stock Enterprises

In this part, the official stamps include company stamps and department stamps.

1. Shape: circle.

2. Diameter: 4.2cm.

3. Margin: 0.12cm.

4. Font: Simplified Song Style.

5. Other characteristics:

(1) The center is engraved with a five-pointed star, and the tip diameter of the star is 1.4cm.

(2) The name of the company is engraved in a circular pattern from left to right outside the star.

(3) The name of the company’s department can be engraved horizontally under the star.

Picture:

state owned

Official Stamps of Government Operated Enterprises

1. Shape: circle.

2. Diameter: 4.0cm.

3. Margin: 0.1cm.

4. Font: Simplified Song Style.

5. Other characteristics:

(1) The middle part is blank.

(2) The upper part of the circle is inscribed with the company’s name from left to right.

(3) The content of the special stamp is engraved horizontally below.

Picture:

government operate

Official Stamps of Other Private Enterprises

In this part, the official stamps include the stamps of the departments of other enterprises and individual and private enterprises.

1. Shape: circle.

2. Diameter: 3.8cm.

3. Margin: 0.1cm.

4. Font: Simplified Song Style.

5. Other characteristics:

(1) A five-pointed star in the center.

(2) The name of the enterprise shall be inscribed in a circular pattern from left to right and shall be consistent with that on the business license.

Picture:

private company

Special Stamps for Contracts

1. Shape: circle.

2. Diameter: 5.8cm.

3. Margin: 0.15cm.

4. Font: Simplified Song Style.

5. Other characteristics:

 (1) There is no pentacle in the middle.

(2) The upper part of the circle is inscribed with the enterprise’s name from left to right.

(3) The bank account number, telephone number, and address of the enterprises are inscribed horizontally from top to bottom.

(4) If there is more than one special stamp for contracts, the number should be added at the bottom of the stamp.

Picture:

contracts

Official Stamps of Limited Liability Company

1. Shape: circle.

2. Diameter: 4.0cm.

3. Margin: 0.12cm.

4. Font: Simplified Song Style.

5. Other characteristics:

(1) A five-pointed star in the middle.

(2) The name of the enterprise shall be inscribed in a circular pattern from left to right.

Picture:

limited

Official Stamps of Sino-foreign Joint Ventures and Wholly Foreign-owned Enterprises

1. Shape: Ellipse.

2. Transverse diameter: 4.5cm.

3. Shaft diameter: 3.0cm.

4. Other characteristics:

(1) There is no pentacle in the center.

(2) The name of the enterprise can be inscribed in a circular pattern from left to right or horizontally.

(3) It can be engraved in both English and Chinese.

Picture:

sino

Official Stamps of Local Communities

1. Shape: circle.

2. Diameter: 4.2cm.

3. Font: Simplified Song Style.

4. Other characteristics:

(1) A five-pointed star in the middle.

(2) The name of the enterprise shall be inscribed in a circular pattern from left to right.

Picture:

local

Special Stamps for Invoice

1. Shape: Ellipse.

2. Transverse diameter: 4.0cm.

3. Shaft diameter: 3.0cm.

4. Margin: 0.1cm.

5. Other characteristics:

(1) In the middle are 18 Arabic figures of tax number with a total length of 2.6cm.

Font: Arial.

Word height: 0.37cm.

Word width: 0.13cm.

(2) The name of the enterprise shall be inscribed in a circular pattern from left to right above the tax number.

Font: TrueType.

Word height: 0.42cm.

Margin: 0.05cm.

Included angle:210-260 degrees.

(3) The words “special stamp for invoice” (or 发票专用章)are engraved horizontally under the tax number.

Font: TrueType.

Word height: 0.46cm.

Word width: 0.3cm.

Distance from the center: 0.42cm.

(4) Serial Number (optional)

Font: Arial.

Word height: 0.22cm.

Word width: 0.17cm.

Distance from the center: 1cm.

Picture :

invoice special

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