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Portage Printing was founded in 1986 py Craig Vestal who began learning his trade printing tacky cocktail napkins at a local factory. Originally located in the Portage Plaza on South Westnedge, they relocated to West Centre Avenue in 1992, taking over the former Mobile Carpet Hut.
Our lobby boasts an 1885 Letterpress, 1921 Barber Chair, 1955 Coke Machine and a 1963 Pinball machine — all working and available free for customer’s amusement. Their exterior neon signs were salvaged from the “Rest Well Motel” and the “Riviera Diner”.
The shop’s mascot delivery vehicles include a 1949 Crosley, a 1978 Cushman and a 1993 Chevy Box Van, which are parked out front on nice days.
The “Cool Print Shop of the World” produces business cards, forms, envelopes, newsletters, posters, tickets, postcards, stickers, and much more for hundreds of area businesses and organizations. They “Specialize in Impossible
Deadlines”.
The shop has won 20 international industry awards for printing quality and marketing innovation.
* 2009 PrintExcellence Awards In-House Design Third Place
* 2007 PrintImage International Self-Promotional Printing Third Place
* 2007 PrintImage International Two-Color Printing Third Place
* 2006 PrintImage International One-Color Printing First Place
* 2006 PrintImage International Two-Color Printing Third Place
* 2006 PrintImage International Die Cutting Third Place
* 2005 PrintImage International 1-Color Printing Third Place
* 2005 PrintImage International Special Process Second Place
* 2003 PrintImage International Two-Color Printing First Place
* 2003 PrintImage International Best of Show
* 2003 PrintImage International In-House Design Second Place
* 2003 I&SP Magazine Grif Best Award First Place
* 2002 PrintImage International Die Cut and Finishing First Place
* 2002 Heritage Papers AHA Calendar Design First Place
* 1999 PrintImage International Process Color First Place
* 1996 Quick Printing Magazine Golden Ink Knife
* 1994 Quick Printing Magazine Golden Ink Knife
* 1992 National Association of Quick Printers Attaboy First Place
* 1992 National Association of Quick Printers Attaboy Third Place
* 1991 National Association of Quick Printers Attaboy Honorable Mention