Since ancient times, people have used signatures to seal different types of agreements. Signing a document took on various forms until a wet ink signature became the standard for ensuring a signee’s intention. Later on came electronic signatures and then digital signatures, which allowed people to sign documents wherever they are.

Contract Management

November 11, 2021

Contract Management

October 20, 2021

Form of Identification

Signatures indicate who signed the document. Contracts can’t go into effect without signatures, and they play a big role in sealing agreements. In addition, there are different types of signatures. This section includes:

  • Wet vs digital vs electronic signatures
  • How they work
  • When and which to use
  • How to make a wet signature

Different situations may require different types of signatures. For instance, while e-signing saves time and money, sometimes a wet signature is a must. But in general, the requirements depend on local laws. Luckily, for most business affairs and contracts, digital and electronic signatures work. Not to mention, modern contract management tools usually have integrated e-signature services.

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How can I write my signature?

For a handwritten signature, that depends on your personal preference and what you like the look of. For digital signatures, an esignature provider must be enabled

What are the rules for signatures?

The rules for signatures depend on the local requirements, such as whether a handwritten signature is required or if digital is sufficient, and if the date must be written. Sometimes, as in the case of notarization, signatures must have a witness.

What are the six kinds of signatures?

Wet signatures, electronic signatures (e-Sign), digital signatures, basic electronic signatures, advanced signatures, and qualified signatures.

Does signature mean name?

Usually it’s someone’s name written in a stylized fashion. So in a way, yes, it does.