Like the history of stamps themselves, Shachihata has a rich and wonderful background. We started in 1925 as ink chemists and stamp pad manufacturers. The XstamperŽ was born in 1964 while doing R & D on a more durable rubber marker nib. While performing numerous experiments, to our surprise the addition of salt into an experimental rubber compound resulted in the development of cellular rubber for the most durable pre-inked stamps ever made. Later, we also pioneered and developed laser manufacturing for faster and better print quality.