The story begins in 1912. Franz Just and his wife cooked stamp inks on a kitchen stove and filled glass bottles with them until finally, in 1912, they had enough savings to open a small stamp manufacturing business in Vienna.
In 1960, his son Walter Just registers the Trodat product brand. Trodat is made up of the syllables ‘Tro’ and ‘dat’. ‘Tro’ stands for Trolitul ‒ a plastic that was previously used to produce stamps ‒ and ‘dat’ is an abbreviation of date stamp. The foundation for a global group was laid, the Trodat brand became synonymous with high-quality stamps ‒ and our Printy is the world’s best-selling stamp to date.
The history of Trotec, which has developed into the global market leader in laser plotters, began in the 1990s.