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Historically, there has been a general preference (not legal requirement) towards blue ink. This is because blue ink easily distinguishes an …

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But when documents are signed in blue ink, and then copies are made on a black and white copier, it is easy to determine which is the original and which is the photocopy. For prospective law firm clients who want to schedule a free 15 minute initial phone call with Paul Rabalais, go to: https://go.oncehub.com/Paul8

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4. Blue or Black Ink for Legal and Official Documents? Black ink is recommended for legal and official documents. (Chinese officials are so strict about black ink, they will reject documents submitted in blue.) The main reason has to do with copying and digitizing documents. Black ink just scans better than blue, which tends to show up very light.

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What Pen & Ink Should You Use For Signing Legal Documents? A friend of mine recently got a new position at her company that involves signing multiple legal documents during each business day. She needs to use either blue or black ink and wondered what fountain pen and ink I would suggest.

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Answer (1 of 6): Most legal documents are signed in either blue or black ink. This is to make them predictably reproducible by B&W copying machines. Some specific banks have a preference for black ink, and you will be told this by the person representing the bank at the time of signing or by the

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Most commonly, either blue or black ink is used for signing documents. While both are acceptable, many people consider blue the optimal choice. The reasoning behind this is that the color will stand out among the walls of black text on the document while still being dark enough to read.

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The color ink used is normally irrelevant to its validity, unless the contract states otherwise or a statute (law). Courts usually have local rules requiring signatures on all documents be in either blue or black ink, but most banks will accept a signature on a check signed in any color. Share. Improve this answer.

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I've had a NE title company ask for black on BofA, but mostly we sign in BLUE in CA. I like that you can tell where the borrower signed in BLUE. Reply by Karla/OR on 7/27/13 1:58pm Msg #478238 Most notary instruction I receive specify either blue or black ink. Some say use black as the "Default" unless another color is specified. I do as I'm told.

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For CA notaries, California allows black or blue ink for signatures, but the stamp must be in black ink. NY State Notary Law mandates the notary signature and stamp be made with black ink. Pretty much every Lender and Signing Company I work for requests blue ink. Usually in this fashion BLUE INK ONLY!!! ha, ha.

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Posted. by blueridgeTiger. on 12/11/11 at 8:20 am to Tigerpaw123. quote: Blue indicates original document, not copied. In the old days. In the "old days" (early 90s or so) for international contracts, we would have each page initialed, xerox the initialed pages, then sign multiple xeroxed documents in blue ink. We trusted each other.

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Lawyers I know strongly recommend that all legal documents be signed with blue ink. That way it's easier to tell if you are looking at the original. Unless you use a modern scanner or copier. The requirement for blue ink is really lost with modern equipment. Oct 29, 2013 #17 cursethis I can pretty much use any color whatsoever.

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Blue or black are considered the standard and some banks might require a certain color of ink or they will refuse to process documents, but colored inks are legal. Can a notary notarize a legal

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I probably do use blue ink to sign to show that the documents I send in are originals since many photocopies look just like originals. If you do not want to find out whether USCIS would return a petition because of the color of …

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Signing legal documents in blue ink is important and Real Estate Attorney David Soble explains why in this video.David Soble and the Soble Law team are dedic

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Aug 26, 2009. #1. I've been asked if there is written guidance for the use of black ink in health/medical records documentation. Blue ink should be used to sign contracts with payers, especially Medicare, because of the requirement that the document signed is an original not a copy. I also know that black ink is best in the event copies have to

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In some jurisdictions, the rules do not specify what color of ink should be used on legal documents. But, other jurisdictions, such as the Ross County Court in Ohio, require that blue ink be used when signing documents. This rule is in place to ensure that the judge is able to distinguish between the original document and any copies.

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Is it legal to sign a document in black ink?

Court clerks prefer blue ink signatures for the same reason. However, a legal document signed in any other color, including black, is equally "legal" and enforceable.

What color ink is used for legal documents?

4 Answers from Attorneys. Blue ink is preferred for signatures on original legal documents, because most copies are made with black-only machines and it makes it easier to distinguish the copies from the original. Court clerks prefer blue ink signatures for the same reason. However, a legal document signed in any other color, including black,...

Do you use blue ink to sign documents?

I probably do use blue ink to sign to show that the documents I send in are originals since many photocopies look just like originals. If you do not want to find out whether USCIS would return a petition because of the color of the ink, you can get the signatures in black ink.

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So choose a long-lasting ink. Generally, there is no legal requirement that a contract or other legal document be signed with a pen having ink of a specified color. However, sometimes a party will request that a document be signed with blue ink because:

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