Welcome to the Shachihata Xstamper Blog

Shachihata Xstamper has decided to launch our official blog.  We just had a meeting and decided a blog was a great way to communicate what’s new at Shachihata.  Periodically we will issue a new blog post with the latest information on the products and services we offer.

New product launch?  You’ll hear it here first.

Upcoming tradeshow?  We’ll tell you where we’re going to be and what products/services we’ll be showing.

We’ll also we be here just to share the latest happenings in and around Shachihata.  Maybe it’s an employee birthday party, a Halloween costume contest or how we’re celebrating Earth Day…whatever it is, you will find it on our company blog.

And perhaps most important, this will be a place for you to communicate with us.  Have a comment you’d like to share?  We’d love to hear from you.

We hope you’ll follow along and be a part of our new endeavor!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During the month of October, as we focus our attention on breast cancer awareness, we thought this would be a good time for a few words from our company CEO and cancer survivor, Bob Ally. Bob was courageous enough to share his personal thoughts and emotions regarding his battle and victory against this awful disease.

Bob’s inspiration throughout this battle was his daughter. There was a time when he was close to death. But, his words, “I want to live,” can resonate with all of us.

Bob implores us all to donate whatever we can because research demands investment. “People should donate to the American Cancer Society that way they can continue doing the research. I’m glad they found a cure for me, and I’m going to help find a cure for the next generation of people…” To donate, please click here.

Our Latest COVID-19 Efforts

During the coronavirus pandemic, we at Shachihata / Xstamper wanted to find a way to contribute to society’s needs. We examined our facilities and determined that our ink manufacturing process could be re-purposed to produce hand sanitizer. We are excited about being able offer you a hospital-strength hand sanitizer, in a WHO-recommended formula that works on surfaces, as well as hands.

We have also introduced some brand new COVID-19 related stamps and signage. These products are designed to aid the healthcare industry, offices, restaurants, and those of us who have been staying indoors and maintaining social distancing. We are also listening to the needs of our customers and will consider adding products that the market demands.

We are always in search of finding new ways to help meet the needs of our customers and community, whether it is staying safe with hand sanitizer, celebrating a social distancing graduation or birthday with a sign for all to see, or stamps and informational signs for use in the health care field. We anticipate that these products will assist you during this unprecedented time and we hope that everyone remains safe and well.

To all those out there helping us get through these difficult times…

As we are all painfully aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on all aspects of our lives and for how long remains uncertain.

Due to the recent restrictions imposed in California, some of our Torrance office employees are working remotely. Our New Jersey factory remains open and our manufacturing and shipping timetables are unchanged. We have had to reschedule some employee hours due to a curfew imposed by the state of New Jersey, but we are functioning at full capacity.

Many others do not have the luxury of being able to work from home or adjust their shifts. These are the front line people who go to work each and every day to provide the population with what is needed. From the police, firemen, EMTs, and National Guard, who come to our aid and ask nothing in return. These first responders are always deserving of our gratitude, and today even more so. To the thousands who work in the medical field, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, emergency room workers and so many others, thank you for caring for us in our time of need.

Police officers in San Diego, CA going grocery shopping for an elderly man

But let’s not forget the truck drivers and delivery people who get goods and supplies to where they are needed. The grocery store employees, who face uncertainty and risk to provide us with the necessities we must have. And the restaurants who have stayed open for take-out and delivery, so that we can have some sense of normalcy in our lives. These folks are working tirelessly for long hours, day after day, putting others before themselves.

Walmart employee working long hours and doing her best to keep her station for us

These are the true heroes of today and we owe them our gratitude and deepest respect. The next time you have the opportunity, let them how much you appreciate what they are doing. It may not change much in the overall scheme of things, but to one tired person who is giving all they have it just might make a difference. They deserve something back from us, even if it’s just knowing that we acknowledge the sacrifices that they are making for us all.

so from all of us… Thank you!

2019 Holiday Party

On Friday, December 20th, we had our annual holiday party at Madre’s Restaurant in Torrance, California.

The food was amazing!

Tamal de Rajas: so good, one was not enough!

There was more fun to be had. We played a question and answer game about company history. Debs won first prize, Rae was second, and Rose was third. There was even a live mariachi band and some of us jumped on the dance floor.

It was a great evening. We’re all looking forward to an awesome 2020 year!

VersaDater® by Xstamper

The Xstamper® VersaDater is the most unique date stamp available. This two-in-1 stamp quickly transforms from message dater to line dater and back again.

The Impression Frame™ is available in custom and the most popular stock messages. And, the line dater is offered in standard and European style dates.

Why clutter your desk with two date stamps, when the VersaDater will do the job of both?

2018 Year in Review

Lots of fun here this year. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in style, revived our annual summer bbq, attended several trade shows and had the opportunity to meet with several licensed Xstamper manufacturers.

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50th Anniversary Celebration in CA

Yesterday Shachihata USA celebrated our 50th Anniversary for our CA headquarters.  During the day, we got the festivities started with some cake in the office.

Chairman Funahashi cutting the cake and having fun with our balloons.

Later that evening we went out to The Depot for dinner and entertainment.

Check out this quick slide show.  Clearly somebody (Rachel) likes the camera.

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Everyone had an amazing time.  Here’s to 50 more years!

Summer BBQ

On Friday, July 27th, we revived a old tradition.  We brought back our annual summer barbecue!  We shut down for 2 hours at 12:30pm PST and everyone went out to the warehouse.  We opened the dock door and started the party.

But the preparation began earlier in the week.  Here’s Rachel cleaning the chairs.  Open your eyes!

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Earlier that day, Rachel and Ro begin prepping the food.

Rachel & Ro Food Prep 2

Everyone worked really hard to make this day a success.

Bob and Josh handled the grill.

Now it’s time to eat!

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Then we had an impromptu Cornhole contest.  Kenny was the champion, but we’re all certain he cheated!

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And finally after all the fun, we had to end the festivities and begin cleanup.  Well sorta…

A big thanks to everyone who made it happen and participated.

We all had so much fun that we’ve decided to have another BBQ next month.  See you soon…

Roanoke Custom Products Visit

On Friday, July 13th, Frank and Troy from Roanoke Custom Products stopped by our California headquarters for a visit. During the day we met to discuss the state of our two companies and the marketing challenges we face. We agreed on some areas where we could work together to increase business.

Meeting

Then we went to dinner at Depot in Torrance, CA.

Depot Dinner Group Shot

We even had a little fun.

Rachel and Josh made sure to save room for dessert.

Dessert In My Feelings

Thanks to Frank and Troy for coming by. It was a great time and good fun was had by all.