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

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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 …

Online Workshop Registration!

Registering for an IPRC workshop has never been easier! Simply click on any of the classes listed to the right, then follow the Brown Paper Tickets link. It’s a very simple process and you can pay by credit card. Get ‘em while they last!

Review: Know Your Rights! A Restaurant Worker's Survival Guide

For my first review, I am recommending Know Your Rights!: A Restaurant Worker’s Survival Guide.  This publication was recently published by the Portland Restaurant Workers Association (PRWA), which describes itself as “a community group of workers committed to promoting Solidarity, Support, & Education among food service workers in our city.”
The PRWA also recently teamed up …

Stumptown Comics Fest!

We had a great time at this year’s Stumptown Comics Fest. We brought along one of our smaller clam shell letterpresses for people to try out and make their own IPRC card. We also exhibited a bunch of shirts that we screened using our new Yudu. Check out our Flickr photos below.
Until …

Spring 2009 Catalog/Zine now available

Come by the IPRC and grab our Spring 2009 Catalog/Zine or check out our upcoming courses online on the Calendar. This month’s Zine-a-log features artwork and writing by Lori D., Marc Moscato, Gabriel Liston and many others.

IPRC’s Wish List

The recession has been especially hard on nonprofit arts organizations.  One of the simplest ways to support the IPRC is to make a monetary donation: simply click on the “donate” button above to make a secure online donation.
We’re looking for new board members who have experience with development and fundraising.
We would really benefit from one …

Text Ball Photos!

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Text Ball a huge success! Check out photos here.

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