Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Mon - Fri:  12noon – 10pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 10pm


About Hours: If there is no one around by 9pm on weeknights, the volunteer staff is free to leave, so be sure to arrive by 9pm. There should be no problem getting in, as the front door is equipped with a buzzer system for post-business hours.

1001 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon
97202 USA

(503) 827-0249  |  info@iprc.org

D.I.Y. Perfect Binding

Making a book, zine, or journal that has 30+ pages? Looking to try something different than staples and heavy folded binding? Then “do it yourself” perfect binding it just the workshop you need. In this single-session class, you’ll learn fast and simple solutions for folding, stacking, stitching and binding that use inexpensive materials and leave you with a clean flat spine that can hold text. Your covers will lie flat, and a spine on the shelf says something.

Cost: $25 members / $45 nonmembers

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Beginning InDesign

Put down the glue sticks and scissors and learn to use Adobe In Design, a powerful page layout and print design progam that allows you to create and deliver printed documents or multi-page books that are both attractive and effective. This one-session workshop will get you rolling with InDesign.

$25 members / $45 nonmembers

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Stencil for Screenprint

This class serves as an introductory survey of the history, technique and practical yet dynamic aesthetic of stencil art. We’ll pay particular attention to images produced using found or recycled materials. Let’s explore the empowering (and accessible) world of stencil art. (The stencils will be used in class to create a screen print)

$25 members / $45 nonmembers

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Intro to Letterpress

Learn to set moveable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. Youll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this one day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing!

Cost: $55 members only
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Intro to Letterpress

Learn to set moveable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. Youll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this one day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing!

Cost: $55 members only

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Care & Maintenance of your Table-top Press

Instructor will review the parts and maintenance requirements of tabletop presses, using the IPRC presses as examples. Participants will learn how to adjust the platen for proper pressure, make minor repairs, and find parts and vendors for more major repairs or replacements.

Cost: $30 members / $45 nonmembers

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Book Arts 101

Need some inspiration for your own personal book/zine projects? Or just looking for some general knowledge about the bookmaking process? If so, then this is the thing for you. In this workshop, we will learn about different book structures, bookbinding terminology, while viewing a selection of different book projects.

Cost: $25 members / $45 nonmembers

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Intro to Letterpress

Learn to set moveable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. Youll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this one day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing!

Cost: $55 members only

register here:

Intermediate Letterpress

A workshop designed specifically for those who have experience setting type by hand and printing on Vandercook or proof presses but not tabletop platen presses. Participants will hand set a calling card and print using the IPRC equipment. Lock-up, proper registration and inking will be covered.
Pre-requisite: moderate experience with a proof press, and no or limited experience with a platen press. Not appropriate for those who have already taken other letterpress classes at the IPRC.

Cost: $45 members only

register here:

Intro to Letterpress

Learn to set moveable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this one day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing!

Cost: $55 members only

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