The Portage Press


Included in the 1982 edition of the International Register, the source of the online edition. Details.

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The Portage Press, named for an early path used by native Americans and early explorers near the printer’s home, was started in 1963 by Job Watts of Akron, Ohio. Starting with a 3” x 5” Kelsey, his shop expanded to house a kelsey Star treadle press, and later an 8” x 12” C&P from 1915. In 1981 his equipment included 30 cases of type, various cuts, and 28 chases for his C&P. As APA member 400 Mr. Watts printed a journal titled “Bagatelle”.