Celebrating Over 40 Years in Business -- The History of Western Stamp
Western Stamp & Engraving Inc., Wholesale Manufacturer of
Specialty Products for the Trade was founded in 1971 in North Hollywood, CA to address a need for products in the Marking Devices Industry not only on a local level,
but also on a national level. The original company and name (Western Stamp & Engraving Company was founded by Max Zenzs (1971), and now runs under the name Western Stamp, Inc, under new management since 2006.
The Western Product Line began with Made to Order Steel Stamps, Inspection
Stamps and Special Rubber Dies for Printing Equipment. Between the
period of 1971 thru 1975, Western began research and developed our Now
Famous and Best Quality Custom Made High-Speed Steel Stamps, which outlast regular
Research and development continued during the 1970ís to improve the
manufacturing process and the quality of our Inspection Stamps,
because we were not entirely satisfied with the then popular vinyl material and
In 1982, Sham Soni joined Western Stamp, and is now co- owner. Sham Soni lead the development of the "Solid Plug Neoprene" Inspection Stamps, which
revolutionized the Inspection Stamp Product nationwide.
Sham Soni helped develop a glueless process to mold each and every
stamp into One (1) Solid Plug, which then cannot come apart when exposed to special marking inks.
frequent supply shortages in inspection cases, we decided to design
and develop our own. Product development started in October 1982 and by the
end of January 1983, the first Inspection Cases were ready for
marketing. Western had not only the best inspection plug, but also the
best inspection cases, with more sizes then our competition. The rest
is history. The Solid Neoprene Plug Inspections Stamps and "W" Inspection Cases have become the most popular Quality
Control Inspection Stamps in the United States.
During the 1980ís, research and development was also ongoing to
develop a Non-porous Pre-inked Inspection Stamp for marking Metals,
Plastic, Cellophane, and other materials. At first glance, this project seemed
impossible, but due to continued material and ink research in-house,
we were able to introduce our first Non-porous Pre-inked Inspection
Stamp at the Atlanta Trade show in 1991. Western named it the "W"
Super Stamp. The product interest at the show was tremendous. "W" Super Stamps were selling at a fast pace ever since. The
Non-porous Pre-inked "W" Super Stamp offers convenience and
speed at the production line without the use of a stamp pad.
In 1986, Manuel Solano joined Western Stamp and was
responsible for improving and developing new manufacturing processes. Manuel Solano
is now co-owner of the company.
During the 1990ís, more improvements were made in Super Stamp
Technology. Western invented a Non-Porous "Pre-inked Invisible
Stamp" for marking Metals, Plastic, Glass, Cellophane etc. to
protect your Products such as Aircraft Parts, Electronic Parts,
Circuit Boards and Machined Parts against Forgeries. Thereafter, we
developed a "Porous Invisible Pre-inked Body Stamp" for use in
Amusement Parks, Theaters, Night Clubs, Conventions, Social Functions
and for Sports Events. This Control Stamp eliminates expensive paper
In March of 1997, we were one of the first companies to utilize Laser Engraving, the New
Major Tool for the Rubber Stamp Industry. However, we were not satisfied
with the print quality and materials available at that time. We started with research
and development for Pre-ink Material for Laser Engraving and for
Pre-ink Foam and Powder Material for use with Bakelite Mold. In
December of 1997, we achieved our first successes and we were pleased
with our test results. In January 1998, the decision was made to share
these new materials with the colleagues in our industry.
For over 40 years, Western Stamp has developed the Best Specialty Products for the Marking Devices Industry in the World.
1) Advance and Support the Marking Devices Industry with more New Products and Technological Advances. We will continue to
assist and support our customers to the best of our ability and share with you any information concerning
developments and advances in our products and industry.
2) Success in Your Business, because we cannnot succeed unless we can help you succeed.
To give you the Best Quality Products and the Fastest
Service for Made-to-Order and Stock Items. With Western Stamp as your Partner, you can accept
any size order without worry. Simply Fax, Phone or E mail
us your order. We sincerely appreciate your business!