Nu-Way Engraving & Printing Co. was established on August 21, 1929 by founders Arthur R. Kohanek, Sr. and C. Makelaar, and brought to Portland the process of engraving without a plate known as thermography.

In the mid 1930’s, Nu-Way established a business relationship with United States Envelope Co., and in 1938, changed its name to Nu-Way Printing & Envelope Co. Shortly after entering into the envelope business, Nu-Way acquired its first 17 x 22 single-color Harris offset lithography press.

Nu-Way began as a family-owned and run business, and continues in that tradition today.

In 1977, four long-time employees bought the shares of the company. Art Kohanek, Jr., son of Art Kohanek, Sr., along with Ray Johnson, Del Cochran and Gene Garner held ownership until their retirements in the 1990’s. Ray Johnson continues to work for Nu-Way on a part-time basis after selling his shares to three of his children.

Anthony Johnson, Vince Johnson and Marianne (Johnson) Ferguson carry on the tradition as owner-operators, and each hold a seat on the board of directors. Anthony is President and is the head of the prepress department, Vince Johnson is Treasurer and is a sales representative, and Marianne Ferguson is Secretary and is the office manager.

Art Kohanek, Jr.’s son, Bret Kohanek, is a well-established sales representative, and has been with the company since 1982.

Nu-Way prides itself on tradition. We invite you to come take a look inside and start your own tradition with us today.
306 se 8th avenue • portland, oregon 97214 • office : 503.232.7151 • fax : 503.238.0645