Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Monday:  12noon – 10pm
Tue/Wed/Thu:  4pm – 10pm
Friday:  12noon – 10pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 5pm ( youth only )
Sunday:  5pm – 10pm ( all ages )

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

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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 …

Zines and the Law

Copyright lawyer  Kohel Haver stopped by tonight to talk us through the zine he made with his daughter, “The Law and the Zine Artist: Free Speech and Copyright.”
“I want to teach you how to protect what’s good and also the value of stealing everything in sight,” he said, launching into the basics of what’s legal …

IPRC: The Ideal place to make wedding invites

Check out this great video of an IPRC member making her wedding invitations in the letterpress studio.  She uses a combination of lino block relief printing, letterpress and hand stamping, all of which you can do right here in the Center.  We have letterpress classes scheduled through August 2009 and plenty of space left; to …

Publishing on demand

In a fascinating (although slightly dense) Daily Beast article from January, book industry heavyweight Jason Epstein dived into some contributing factors of the decline of the book business. Neither the faltering economy or unstoppable digital age can solely be blamed for the uncertain future of publishing–urban and suburban migration, publishing backlists,  and business conglomerates  have …

Bind Fast Five Strike Force Attacks!

You may have heard that the IPRC recently acquired an amazing piece of technology. It will revolutionize you, me, books, zines and everything in between. It is called the Bind Fast Five. It makes real books. Books for you, by you. Not to rag on the side-stapeled photocopied zines, but these new Bind Fast Five …

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