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

Upcoming Calendar

Beginning InDesign

Sep
8
7:00 pm
Nov
9
7:00 pm

Put down the glue sticks and scissors and learn to use Adobe InDesign, a powerful page layout and print design program 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.

7-9pm

Taught by Francois Vigneault

Registration Policy Workshop Registration Info

+You may register for a workshop online at iprc.org, or in person at the IPRC.
+You may cancel your reservation within 7 days of a workshop for a full credit.
+If a workshop is canceled because of lack of enrollment, you’ll receive a 100% refund.
+Members receive first listed price in course descriptions.
+Youth (8-18) receive member-price for any non-youth workshops. Please contact with questions regarding age appropriateness

Register Here:

IPRC Open Collage Night

Aug
7
6:00 pm
Sep
10
6:00 pm
Oct
8
6:00 pm
Nov
12
6:00 pm

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Join us for our new monthly collage night, the 2nd Wednesday of the month, where all are welcome to come hang out, create, and share work with other enthusiasts of collage art. If you have always wanted to learn more about collage or perhaps used to collage and haven’t in a long time, here’s your chance to do so in a fun environment of people eager to create and explore this easy-to-learn and very DIY medium. The night will kick off with a short slide show of collage art from around the world designed to inspire you with ideas. And then the cutting and pasting will commence! This event was created by local collage artists Leslie Harper, A.M. O’Malley and Kevin Sampsell.

Some materials (scissors, paper cutters, glue stick, old magazines and books) will be provided, but please bring some of your own materials as well.

A donation to the IPRC is appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of funds

Cristin O’Keefe Apotowiz Reading at the IPRC

Nov
14
7:00 pm

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Cristin O’Keefe Apotowiz is coming to the Northwest with a new book and wanted to add some shows. She has a couple books of poetry out on Write Bloody but just published a non-fiction on Gotham Books called Dr. Mutter’s Marvels, about the rise of modern medicine in the 19th Century.

More details to be announced soon.

WeMake Workshop

Nov
15
10:30 am

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WeMake and the IPRC are joining forces to bring you a workshop with illustrator, educator and zine maker Kate Bingaman-Burt. In this workshop participants will learn about small press publications and make their own! We’ll explore the materials, supplies, formats, and production techniques that are commonly used to make zines. We’ll look at a wide array of examples, and then we’ll transform our work space into a zine factory!

The workshop will begin with a talk about the history of zines and a discussion about their overlap with other independent publications such as artist books, blogs, pamphlets, and fan ephemera. We’ll split into zine-making groups with each group selecting from a menu of topics. Participants will also have the option to make something on their own in addition to the group work if they wish. We will have breakout sessions focusing on content as well as production and execution. Every participant will come away from this workshop with new publications they have made as well as the knowledge and tools to make more!

Date: Saturday, November 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: $20, which includes supplies

register here:

Illustrator

Sep
9
7:00 pm
Nov
16
7:00 pm

Learn the basics of making a face for your projects! Illustrator is the best program to design covers for your books or records, posters and flyers for your event or project, the basic look of your web-page, or packaging for the things you make. Come to class to with a project in mind and learn how to utilize this program to help you make the most of your ideas.

7-9pm
Cost
Members $30
Nonmembers $45

Taught by Francois Vigneault

Registration Policy Workshop Registration Info

+You may register for a workshop online at iprc.org, or in person at the IPRC.
+You may cancel your reservation within 7 days of a workshop for a full credit.
+If a workshop is canceled because of lack of enrollment, you’ll receive a 100% refund.
+Members receive first listed price in course descriptions.
+Youth (8-18) receive member-price for any non-youth workshops. Please contact with questions regarding age appropriateness.

register here:

Screenprint Package: Beginning and Multiple Color Registration

May
4
6:00 pm
May
5
6:00 pm
Jun
15
6:00 pm
Jun
16
6:00 pm
Nov
17
6:00 pm
Nov
18
6:00 pm

screenprintDay One: students will learn the basics of screenprinting; tools and materials will be covered, as well as techniques ranging from pre-press, exposing an emulsion-coated screen, all the way through screen reclamation. Students will be able to print a one-color design of their choice, and should come to class with a black and white image (no gray washes) smaller than 8.5″ by 11″. After taking the IPRC screenprint class, students will have access to the IPRC screenprint studio during open studio hours.

Day Two: Looking to take your screenprinting beyond just one color? The advanced screenprinting class will cover the techniques necessary to produced a well-registered, multiple-color screenprint, starting with computer pre-press. Students will also learn advanced printing skills, such as the use of split-fountains, and working with ink transparency to further expand their screenprinting abilities. This class runs from 6-9pm both days.

$100 members
$200 nonmembers

Register Here:

Bindfast 5! November

Jun
24
6:00 pm
Nov
19
6:00 pm

The Bind-Fast 5 is the IPRC’s exciting new bookbinding machine. Using the Bind-Fast 5, you can bind as many as 30 softcover books or zines per hour. Completion of this workshop authorizes IPRC members to use the Bind-Fast during supervised binding hours, so you can take your publishing projects to the next level. This class runs from 6-8pm.

$50 members only

Buy tickets for Bind-Fast Perfect Binding

Intro to Posterpress

Oct ’13
24
6:00 pm
Nov
20
6:00 pm

1972472_563391522401_3122285685850805845_nExpand your letterpress printing knowledge: the poster press allows you to print on larger format sheets of paper using uniquely designed components. Make broadsides and event posters and learn the fundamentals of this special, fast lock-up flat-bed press. We will get acquainted with IPRC’s printshop and make a group project to commemorate the day. After completion of this class, you will be able to use the poster press during open printshop hours
Cost: $45/ Members Only

Buy tickets for Poster Press Class

Intro to Letterpress July 26

Apr
26
11:00 am
Jul
26
11:00 am
Nov
22
11:00 am

Learn to set movable 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! This class runs from 11am-5pm.

$70 members only

Buy tickets for Intro to Letterpress

Thanksgiving Closure

Nov
26
Nov
27
Nov
28
Nov
29
Nov
30

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We will be closed November 26-November 30th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Gobble gobble!