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!

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Introducing Xpressions

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Add personality and flare to your letters, craft projects, artwork and more. Xpressions feature many of the most popular emoji images. These stamps are also great for kids, the pre-inked Xstamper vX eliminates messy stamp pads and unwanted ink on surfaces and clothing.

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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.

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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.

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

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We even had a little fun.

Rachel and Josh made sure to save room for dessert.

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

St. Paul Stamp Works Visit

On June 20th, St. Paul Stamp Works came to visit our CA headquarters.  Marty picked up Jerry and Teresa at the airport, then we all went out to dinner at Restoration in Torrance.  We had a lovely dinner, drank some wine and sampled the local beers.  It was a great opportunity for our team to get to know their team.

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The following day, June 21st, we had a very productive meeting.  We discussed the issues facing our company and theirs, found common ground and committed to continue to work with each other going forward.

Rachel and Charles are working hard:

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We discussed new products:

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And even had a little fun:

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After the meeting, we all went out to dinner at Depot (also in Torrance).  We had a great meal.  Avoided seafood because Teresa is wildly allergic.  And otherwise had an amazing time.

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Thanks to St. Paul for coming out.  We know how difficult it is to take time away, but we’re glad we had this opportunity.

 

National Stationery Show 2018

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We recently exhibited at the 2018 National Stationery Show in New York.  It was a great place to try to expand our reach by showing people in the stationery world how a rubber stamp can enhance greeting cards, invitations and more.

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This is our booth.  We’re showing off our Xstamper QuiX machine, which can make a stamp in just a few minutes.  At NSS we focused on our monogram stamps like “save the date,” initial and address stamps (48 templates come with the machine).

We had a lot of fun and met some great people.  Thanks to NSS for having us!

JP Cooke Visit to Shachihata

On April 26th, Shachihata USA had the distinct honor of hosting John, Jim and David from The JP Cooke Company.  During the day we had a very productive meeting about where we are and where we’re going.  We both reaffirmed our commitments to one another and are looking towards a future where both companies achieve continued success.

Then we went out to dinner at the Chart House in Redondo Beach, CA.

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We had great food and good fun.

Enjoyed an amazing sunset.

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The night ended and we all went back to homes/hotel rooms, except for David who took a red eye back to Omaha.  I can’t imagine how tired he must’ve been.

All in all, it was truly an amazing day.  Thank you to JP Cooke for joining us!

Xstamper QuiX

I recently had the opportunity to try out our new Xstamper QuiX machine.  The Xstamper QuiX Pre-Inked Stamp Making System was a ton of fun to work with it.  It was very easy to use and in just a few minutes I was able to create a pre-inked stamp.

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The process was surprisingly simple.  I opened the software, chose my stamp size and began typing.  My font was automatically sized to fit the mount.  Once I was happy with the look of my stamp, I clicked the print button.  The cartridge tray opened, I inserted the impression die and clicked okay.  In less than a minute, the impression was complete.  I repeated the process for the label.  I inserted the die into mount, attached the label and my stamp was complete.

Check it out…

Xstamper is the World’s Greatest!…

On December 25, 2017, Xstamper® was featured on the TV series World’s Greatest!… World’s Greatest!… features only the best of the best products and services from businesses across the country.  Due to its unparalleled quality and craftsmanship, Xstamper® was chosen to represent the rubber stamp industry.

As a vertically integrated company, Shachihata controls the manufacturing process from start-to-finish.  All the components of XstamperSELRES_21b1413f-b692-4b10-96cd-ba8a7b8d0046SELRES_3378b6e8-3a60-47ea-b58e-7776c346b662®SELRES_3378b6e8-3a60-47ea-b58e-7776c346b662SELRES_21b1413f-b692-4b10-96cd-ba8a7b8d0046 sta stamps, are produced by Shachihata.  Even the select group manufacturers authorized to produce finished Xstampers have been carefully chosen because of their commitment to quality.

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Everyday millions of people around the world turn to Xstamper® rubber stamps to assist them in their personal and professional lives.  They know they’ll be getting a clean, sharp laser-cut impression every time, without messy ink pads.  Each and every Xstamper® is the product of superior technology and is capable of 50,000 impressions before re-inking is necessary.  Most important of all, they know that the Xstamper® they hold in their hand comes with a lifetime guarantee.

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