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How to Add Signature Stamp in PDF? (Step by Step)

Being able to add a signature stamp in PDF can make your workflow much quicker and easier. You may need to add a signature stamp to a PDF for electronic notarization of documents, submitting official documents online, approving documents by a manager or a supervisor, or signing contracts.

But how can you add a signature stamp in PDF quickly and easily? Don't worry, we can help you figure that out! In this article, we will discuss how to add signature stamp in PDF, including three different tools and four different methods for adding a signature stamp to a PDF.

Our top recommendation, and the first method that we will discuss, is to use UPDF to add signature stamp in PDF. Click the link below to download UPDF so you can follow the steps in the next section.

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Part 1. How to Add a Signature Stamp in PDF with UPDF? (Highly Recommended)

UPDF is a powerful all-in-one PDF organization and editing tool. With UPDF you can easily add a signature stamp to any PDF that you are working with, including contracts, order forms, official documents, and more. With UPDF, you can add a normal signature stamp to a PDF, which includes just a signature.

You can also use UPDF to add a dynamic signature stamp in a PDF, which includes your signature, the date and time, and other customization options. UPDF offers many different stamp templates in different styles, so you can choose the stamp template that works best for you and customize it to best fit your needs. UPDF will also save your signature stamps so that you can access them at a later date and use them as much as needed.

UPDF has many other features to help you customize, annotate, and edit your PDFs. With UPDF you can use editing tools to add text, change existing text, add images, or add hyperlinks to your PDFs. You can also use UPDF's annotation tools to highlight important text, underline information, add digital signature boxes, add sticky notes with comments,  and more. UPDF also has powerful AI tools to help you explain, summarize, translate, and generate content for all of your PDFs.

Watch the below video guide to learn more about UPDF, and click the button below to download UPDF and start your free trial today.

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Way 1. Add a Normal Signature Stamp in the PDF

If you only need to add a signature stamp with no other information to your PDF, then you can use this first method. This is a quick and simple method that is best for documents that only require a signature, and not a date and time.

Step 1 - Select Stamp Tool

Open UPDF, and then upload your PDF by dragging and dropping it into the "Open File" box. From the tools on the left select "Comment" and then from the annotation tools at the top choose the stamp tool. You can click on the "Custom" > "Create".

click on the "Create" stamp to add signature stamp in PDF with UPDF

Step 2 – Create the Normal Signature Stamp in PDF

Now, you can select on shape you like and enter your name. If you like, you can change it color. Click on the "Create"

create the normal signature stamp in PDF with UPDF

Step 3 - Add Stamp and Save

Click anywhere to add your signature stamp. After you have added the signature stamp to the PDF, you can then adjust the size and location of the stamp. You can also change the opacity of the stamp. From the tools on the left select "Save as Other"  to save your pdf.

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Way 2. Add a Dynamic Signature Stamp in PDF

If you need to add a dynamic signature stamp in PDF, then this is the best method to use. A dynamic signature stamp will not only add your signature but will also add the exact date and time that you add the stamp to the pdf. This is best for PDFs that require exact documentation of when something was signed.

Step 1 - Download and Open UPDF

To start this method, make sure you download UPDF so you can follow the steps. Open the PDF that you want to add a signature stamp to, and from the left side choose "Comment". From the tools at the top select the stamp tool, and choose "Custom" > "Create".

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enter the dynamic signature stamp with UPDF

Step 2 - Create Stamp

Now you can customize the settings for your signature stamp like selecting the style and entering your name. On the top right side, select the date format you want to use, the time format you want, and either one of the pre-made colors or add a custom color for your stamp. When you are done click "Create".

customize the dynamic signature stamp with UPDF

Step 3 - Add Stamp and Save

After you have created your dynamic stamp, you can click anywhere on your PDF to add the signature stamp. After you have added the stamp, you can then adjust the size and location of the stamp. When you are done, click "Save as Other" from the right side to save your PDF.

save the dynamic signature stamp in PDF with UPDF

Part 2. How to Add a Signature Stamp in Adobe?

You can also use Adobe Acrobat to add a signature stamp to a PDF. This is best if you already have an adobe license, and if you know how to use Adobe Acrobat. This is not the best method if you are looking for a cost-effective way to add a signature stamp to a PDF because the Adobe license can be very expensive for individuals and small businesses.

Step 1 - Open PDF

Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat. To open the stamps menu, select "Tools"  from the upper left toolbar.

how to add signature stamp in pdf open pdf

Step 2 - Select Stamp Tool

From the tool options, find the stamp tool and click open. It will automatically go back to your open pdf.

how to add signature stamp in pdf select stamp tool

Step 3 - Select Stamp Template

At the top, you will see three different options for stamps. You may choose a dynamic stamp, a signature stamp, or a standard business stamps. As you need to add signature stamp in PDF, you need to select  "Dynamic" to choose the stamp you need, then, click the location of where you want to put your stamp to click on it. Now, the stamp will be with the name of your computer. So make sure you use your name for your computer. Remember to save your PDF by clicking the "Save" icon.

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Part 3. How to Make a Signature Stamp in Bluebeam?

Bluebeam Is a markup, measuring, and collaboration tool for PDFs, mostly specializing in the construction industry.  this method is best used if you are working with visual PDFs, such as Construction documents, architecture plans, house layouts, and more. this method is best if you are already familiar with the Bluebeam software and already have a license.

Step 1 - Open PDF

Open Bluebeam Revu and upload the PDF that you need to add a signature stamp to. From the menu at the top, select "Tools" > "Stamp".

create signature stamp with bluebeam

Step 2 - Select Stamp

Click on the "Create Stamp". Enter your name and make other settings. Click on the "OK" and save the stamp on your computer. Now, make sure you are on the PDF that you want to add the signature stamp, click "Tools" > "Stamp" to select the signature stamp you created, and click anywhere on the PDF to add your stamp, and then adjust the size and shape as needed. Select "File" > "Save" to save your PDF.

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Part 4. Which Method is Better to Add a Signature Stamp in PDF?

If you want to compare and contrast the different tools you can use to add a signature stamp in a PDF, use this table. This table will help you compare the features of all the tools to help you decide which one is the best.

SoftwareUPDFAdobe AcrobatBluebeam
PriceUPDF Pro - $52.99 for a perpetual license
UPDF Pro - $35.99 for yearly plan. 
Acrobat Pro - $19.99 per monthBasic - $240 per year
Core = $300 per year
Complete - $400 per year
One License for All Platforms  (up to two devices) (cannot edit on mobile platforms)
Easy to Use
Create Signature Stamp
Reuse Signature Stamp
AI Features
OCR PDF
Edit PDF
Convert PDF
Create PDF
Annotate PDF
Flatten PDF
Compress PDF
PDF Form
Share PDF

Ultimately, UPDF is the best option because it has the most features for the best license cost, especially now that UPDF is on sale at a very high discount. In addition, UPDF is very simple to use and has an intuitive interface that allows the user to quickly and easily find all of the editing and annotation tools that they need.

Ready to try UPDF's signature stamp tool, along with all of its other amazing features? Click the button below to download UPDF!

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Final Words

Now you know three different tools for how to add signature stamp in PDF. You can easily use UPDF to add both a simple signature stamp and a dynamic signature stamp that includes the date, time, and a custom color. You can also use Adobe Acrobat and Bluebeam to add a signature stamp to a PDF. However, our best recommendation is to use UPDF because of its intuitive user interface, robust features, and cost-efficient license price.

Click the button above to download UPDF and start adding signature stamps to your PDFs today!

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