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

Spotlights

International Zinesters visit IPRC!

Hey IPRC fans! IPRC Volunteer Blue here, posting to share my experience with two really wonderful visitors to the IPRC, Asao and Canaco….

 
They have a really wonderful that is similar to IPRC, though much more temporary, in their town Hamamatsu. Their awesome project is called Zing! If you want to learn more and follow what …

Zine Talk Tonight!

Come to the IPRC tonight at 7 PM to hear Luke You of the free, anonymous zine “You” talk about Australian zines, the Sticky Institute, and other exciting things!
See you there!

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.

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 …

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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