What is the difference between a digital signature and a digitized signature?


Digital Signatures are far more secure than standard e-signatures.

Digital signatures should not be confused with digitized signatures. A digitized signature is a graphical representation of a handwritten signature. Digitized signatures are usually created using an electronic signature pad or by scanning a handwritten signature from a paper document.

Though these types of signatures might look official, they offer virtually no security against tampering. Anyone you send this type of signature to could copy your signature to make it look like you signed documents you’ve never seen. Read our blog post on the differences to learn more.