About us

We do it for the love of stamping.


Start to finish, Hero Arts products are made by hand with love and precision. From selecting the finest, sustainable maple woods, to crafting the intricate molds, to patiently trimming the rubber, Hero Arts has made stamping supplies for papercrafts for over 40 years. Started as a family business, Hero Arts remains true to its innovative spirit, and today is focused on trendy design, earth-friendly manufacturing, a rich community of stampers, a family-oriented focus on independent retailers, and a desire to share and inspire creativity.

Our Values


The company started at home and was built on the idea of family. Jacqueline Leventhal started the company in 1974 in her Berkeley apartment, and her son Aaron now owns and runs the company with his wife Laura. We have always considered our customers, retail outlets and vendors as family. Hero Arts sees its products and its customers through this family filter. Given that fact, why would we want to give our family anything but the best?


Hero Arts has always had a strong focused on manufacturing and craftsmanship. In order to achieve the exacting standards, have made by hand the vast majority of our own products, including our woodblock stamps in our own US facilities. We have focused on the best materials, from sustainable wood blocks to chemical-free papers and inks, and have build our business around environmental, employee and customer friendly materials.


The Hero Arts brand thrives in providing high-quality products for customers to create, express themselves, and connect with others. Trusted by stampers, crafters, designers, and DIY-ers, we equip our customers with beautiful and compelling products which increase their imagination of what is possible. We believe in modeling the power of expressing oneself through creativity, and how personal expression is a pathway to connecting with others through the thoughtfulness of a creative community.


Originated as a family company that helped others express themselves, we are ultimately a design company who cherishes innovation. We are explorers of new ways to design. We are designers of inspiring tools to create. We are creators of community who value American-made quality and green initiatives that matter.

Our Aspirations

Green Business

When you stamp with Hero Arts, you are stamping green. We are a Certified Green Business and an award-winning sustainability leader

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Charitable Giving

Hero Arts gives back to the community by donating 100% of net profits from select products towards its five Charitable Giving Campaigns

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US Manufacturing

Hero Arts is a family-run American manufacturing business. See how we do it.

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USA Manufacturing

Hero Arts is a family-run, green-certified, solar-powered, American manufacturing business. For over 40-years we have made by hand, with love and perfect, woodblock rubber stamps.

In our Oakland facility, we cut honey-white maple into blocks for stamps in our custom facility. We also vulcunize sheets of 100% natural rubber using deeply-etched molds into sheets of rubber. We bring both back to our Richmond location where we hand-cut the rubber, mount it onto wood, add an indexing label, and then send it out to retailers and stampers all over the world.

The average employee at Hero Arts has been with us for almost 20-years. Many of our customers have bought Hero Arts for the same amount of time. We have vendors who supplied us in the 1970s who continue to work with us today. Through and through, Hero Arts has a focus on high-quality handmade products that we


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