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Milestones

 

  • 1912

    1912

    Founding in Vienna

    Founding in Vienna—Franz Just opens a small business and starts as a stamp manufacturer
  • 1947

    1947

    Production of plastic date stamps with the Trodat label

    Marketing to other stamp manufacturers in Austria and initial exports to Germany and Switzerland
  • 1951

    1951

    Relocation from Vienna to Wels

    Basis for enhanced production and increased export activity, primarily in Europe
  • 1960

    1960

    Trodat as product brand

    The Trodat product brand is registered (Trodat becomes the company's name in 1968)
  • 1976

    1976

    Introduction of first Printy generation

    First self-inking stamp made of plastic! Revolutionizes the stamp industry and makes the self-inking stamp a best-seller
  • 1993

    1993

    Introduction of second Printy generation

    Further design and function development of the Original seamlessly continues the Printy 1's success story
  • 1996

    1996

    Introduction of the Professional

    Sets new standards for application/product features and design for stamps in the office
  • 1997

    1997

    Foundation of the Trotec Laser business area

    Laser technology revolutionizes text plate production and is disseminated through Trodat's international marketing network. At the same time, the first step in 'one-stop supplier' direction for the stamp manufacturer is taken.
  • 1998

    1998

    Start of the Internet shop for stamps project

    (today, uTypia Software Solutions) First shop solutions go online in the USA in mid 2000 and in Europe in late 2002.
  • 1999

    1999

    100 million Printys sold worldwide

  • 2003

    2003

    Introduction of third Printy generation

    New production methods enable the use of new materials for the first time. These set standards in ergonomics, haptics, and design.
  • 2005

    2005

    Multi Color Impression

    Trodat and Trotec develop a solution for the professional production of multicoloured stamps: patented and unique worldwide.
  • 2008

    2008

    200 million Printys sold worldwide

  • 2008

    2008

    The Mobile Printy's introduction

    Pocket stamp with single-handed operation immediately becomes a best-seller in the first year (one million units sold worldwide).
  • 2011

    2011

    Introduction of Original Printy 4.0

    Trodat's long-standing commitment to the environment achieved a new dimension with the introduction of the new Printy generation: Trodat's main product is now climate-neutral. As standard.
  • 2014

    2014

    Introduction of new Ideal Seal

    Awarded twice as product of the year (ISAP 2015 & PBS 2016), the new Trodat Ideal Seal convinces not only with its wide range of applications and the modern design, but above all with effortless embossing and perfect impression quality.