I know people are curious sometimes about who the people are behind the anonymous-looking website. Impression Obsession was formed in March 1998 by Mitra Palmer and Charmaine Jackson, two high school teachers who thought it would be fun to run a stamp business part-time after school. We published our first stamp catalog with 92 images in August, 1998 and we were off and running.
We had a lot of success with that first catalog and continued adding images (and customers) until the company became too busy to be a part-time job. In September, 1999, I (Mitra) quit teaching and started working at the stamp business full-time. Charmaine, meanwhile, had a baby and decided to continue teaching so she got out of the stamp business.
2023 marks 25 years in business...I can't believe it! What a ride it has been! In 2022 we made the challenging decision to stop manufacturing red rubber stamps as the industry has changed and consumer tastes have changed. We are now producing high-quality clear stamp sets, steel dies, stencils, patterned paper, ink pads, and so much more to come!
I'm lucky to have a great staff who has stuck with me (one of them for over 20 years!) through all the ups and downs that come with running a small business.
It's been a great ride so far and we're still going strong. 2023 will bring lots of new products, new designs, and new techniques. Happy stamping!