The IPRC offers access to workspace and tools to aid production and distribution of zines, comics, hand-bound books and artwork. It is one of the only self-publishing centers of its kind.
This includes computer workstations for writing, scanning, graphic design & desktop publishing, and high-speed Internet access for research and networking purposes. Two copiers, five table-top letterpresses, a Bind-Fast 5 Perfect-Binding Machine and various other tools for creating, binding, and assembling publications. We also have two art galleries and one of the nation's largest circulating zine libraries.
The IPRC is a publishing resource center, NOT a publishing house.We can supply you with everything you need to publish a book; over our 16-year existence a small infinity of local and national presses have utilized the IPRC’s services. But the IPRC cannot publish or distribute your book for you—we CAN, however, provide you with all the tools and equipment needed to publish a fine quality book yourself, one you can then distribute how you see fit. And give us a call if you have questions about that 503-827-0249!
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Workspace and equipment is available to the public.
After completing Bindfast5 or equivalent, the binding machine has open hours with trained staff available to help you with your project.
Current binding open hours:
- Monday 4-6pm
- Wednesday 6-9pm
- Thursday 6-9pm
(After you are fully trained, you may qualify for full-access binding during all IPRC binding hours.) You may call ahead to sign up.
Letterpress Print Shop
After completing Intro to Letterpress or equivalent, the letterpress print shop at the IPRC has open print hours with trained staff available to help you with your project.
Current print shop open hours:
- Sundays 2 - 8pm
- Mondays 6:30-9:30pm
- Thursdays 6 - 9pm
(After you are fully trained, you may qualify for full-access printing during all IPRC open hours.)
You may call ahead to sign up for a press. To use the presses you must purchase a $30 10-use punch card, or pay $3 each time you ink a press. The Letterpress print shop is always looking for volunteers to help out, and volunteers may use the letterpress room for free.