Company History

From the beginning, Printing Arts Press was guided by a simple philosophy: Give customers exceptional value, friendly service, and uncompromising quality.

From creative design to print marketing to print publishing to mailing services to promotional merchandise we’re able to meet our Central Ohio clients’ needs with easy online ordering while delivering fast results and generating cost savings.

According to Printing Arts Press records the company was founded in 1945 and incorporated in Mount Vernon, Ohio in 1948. Founding Stockholders included:

Dr. Warren G. Harding II of Harding Hospital which later became part of the OSU Wexner Medical Center (nephew of President Warren G. Harding) and of the Harding Family that founded Worthington Foods (later sold to Kellogg's founded by another Seventh-day Adventist Will Kellogg).

Charles Welch an Administrator of Martin Memorial Hospital which later merged with Mercy Hospital to become Knox Community Hospital

John Vogt, Foreman of the Norfolk and Western Railway (later became Norfolk Southern Railway)

Worthington Seventh-day Adventist Church

John and Fred Freeman of Freeman Studios in Berrien Springs, Michigan

Robert Vogt, Rochester Institute of Technology Student, WWII Army Veteran (Staff Sergeant)

By 1965 Robert Vogt, son of John Vogt, eventually purchased all the stock through a buy out plan. He made it a priority to invest in the latest printing technology starting with replacing 'hot type' Linotypes with 'cold type' Phototype technology in the l960s. After a long career in the printing industry he sold his stock through a buy out plan in 1996.

In our lobby we proudly display some of the Company Awards (over 85+) along with a copy of Dr. Warren G. Harding’s II Stock Certificate. More importantly, we continue to pride ourselves on providing the kind of exceptional value, friendly service, and uncompromising quality that helped to set us apart all those years ago.

Now, as we continue to grow and embark on the next chapter of our journey merging with PROforma in 2020 and our virtual storefront open to the world we'd like to take a moment to thank all of the individuals and businesses who have helped get us where we are today. And to those of you just starting out with us here online, we'd like to say:

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