COLOP - the Spirit of Innovation


COLOP, headquartered in Wels, Austria with affiliated companies across the world, is one of the leading international manufacturers of modern stamps and marking devices. It is represented in Southern Africa by Colop Marking Solutions South Africa cc and Colop Marking Solutions Namibia cc.


COLOP operates in three main business areas: in addition to the traditional stamp segment, the electronic-digital marking area was added with the foundation of COLOP Digital, and the creative, gift, and hobby area was included with the foundation of COLOP Arts & Crafts. The company has already been a global leader in the field of classic stamps for many years and has added the other areas in recent years.


COLOP has received great international interest and acclaim with its first digital-electronic product, the innovative mobile printer e-mark, and has already received numerous awards. In the arts & crafts category, COLOP has excelled through creative stamp concepts carried out by its subsidiary, COLOP Arts & Crafts.


Your worldwide partner for stamps and marking products

COLOP History


Our founding and humble beginnings



COLOP was founded by Karl Skopek in 1980/81. The first product concepts were initially developed in a small office in Wels, Austria. Today, COLOP is one of the world's largest manufacturers of modern stamps and marking solutions and offers its customers a wide range of products from traditional stamps to digital marking solutions and stamps for the field of arts and crafts.

Certificates and Awards


We pride ourselves on the quality and service we offer


COLOP is regularly audited to ensure that quality standards are met and exceeded.