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

All Categories

IPRC Member Amelia Harnas on Kickstarter

Hey folks, check out Amelia’s project on Kickstarter at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/789952751/do-good-work-and-dont-make-enemies .  She’s raising money to interview an 85-old artist in upstate New York, and then write his biography.  This project and Kickstarter in general are very much in line with the IPRC’s DIY ethos.

SPOOKY WRITE-OFF

The results are in! Hold on to your masks!
First Place: Becca
Second Place: (Tied) Luna and Matthew
Third Place: Joel
Honorary Mention: Patrick
Here are some examples!

Our hosts!
Justin:

Moe (on the far left):

Some of our participants and our guest judge Carrot Quinn (on the far right):

Text Ball 2009 Pics!

Check them out here!

Wordstock Wrap Up 2009!

Whew, what a weekend.
IPRC volunteers and staff spent all of Saturday and Sunday under the cruel lights of the Oregon Convention Center, tabling for annual book revival Wordstock. The crowd at Wordstock is a funny mix ranging from very established literary celebrities to young kids in trenchcoats who tack the moniker “Published Author” onto the …

B. T. Livermore on Perfect Binding

Check out this post on radrobot.org about Perfect Binding. The article was written by B. T. Livermore and features pictures of the IPRC’s Perfect Binder in action. Livermore will be hosting binding hours on Friday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. and will also teach some Perfect Binding classes at the IPRC.
Read his …

Look What's On Our Arrivals Shelf!

Why, it’s the book Hidden Portland by local artist Carye Bye!

Accomplished letterpresser Carye was the first person to churn out an entire little book on our new perfect press binder. It has real glued edges, real beautiful color illustrations and real details on some of Portland’s hidden places. This premiere issue is all about hidden …

Zine Factory!

Oh man, you should have seen it last week. Member Matt Ocasio has been in the workrooms ceaslessly, it seemed, for the past couple months. And finally last week he showed up right at the beginning of the night for the final step in the creation of his new literary zine <i>The Matter</i> – the …

Follow the IPRC on Twitter

Yes, we’ve joined the craze.  Now you can keep up with the latest news at the IPRC by following our Twitter page.  We’ll be posting upcoming events, new zines and more!

Print Camp 2009

This summer’s first Print Camp was a huge success. Each participant learned Letterpress, Relief Printing, Altered Books and Mimeograph.
We are hoping to offer a Book Arts Camp in the fall with a focus on creative zine binding. Stay tuned in to find out more.
Thanks to Debbie, Dan, Jake, Katie and Ashley for being awesome print …

R.I.P. Gocco

Times are tough for “analog,” or non-digital, media these days.  Last year, Polaroid announced it was ending production of its namesake cameras and film.  As supplies run thin, many enthusiasts are racing to find the last caches of film, and paying hefty prices for them.

Photo: Gretchin Lair

As personal computers make a easier and cheaper tool …

Join Our Email List

  •  image
  •  image
  •  image
  •  image
  •  image
  •  image
  •  image
  •  image
  •  image