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The IPRC is growing into its new home and its 20th year! We're upgrading the zine library, and adding new equipment and programming.
281 backers pledged $21,333 to help bring this project to life.

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For the past twenty years, the IPRC has been a pillar of the Portland maker, DIY, art, design, writing, and publishing communities. Through our certificate program, zine-making, printmaking, letterpress workshops, outreach programming, zine library, special events, and other programs we have impacted the artistic and personal lives of thousands of Portlanders and visitors from all over the world.

Outreach Zines Workshop
Outreach Zines Workshop

As Portland continues to experience growing pains, the need for an inexpensive arts education resource center, a low-cost alternative to institutional arts instruction, and a publishing, design, and arts community, has never been greater. The IPRC is one of the most Portland things about Portland—it's a vital part of the fabric of our city, serving a diverse community, and keeping the DIY spirit alive and thriving.

Some of the 8,000+ Zines in our Library
Some of the 8,000+ Zines in our Library

Last year, we learned that to keep our home on Portland's recently gentrified SE Division St. would cost us three times what we'd initially agreed to when signing our lease. We elected to move and asked for support from our community to do so. The Kickstarter campaign A New Home for the IPRC was fully funded and the move was executed in June of this year. We were fortunate to find a new home for only twice what we'd been paying in an historic building on SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and reopen for studio hours and classes in July. 

We Welcome
We Welcome

Our new space is bigger than our old space and we're working to expand both our in-studio and outreach programming. We're reopening our screen printing studio and adding a Risograph printing studio; we're restoring, rehabilitating, and revitalizing our 8,000+ item zine library; and we're continuing to provide the space, tools, and education that our members and students have come to rely on for the creation of their own published media. 

We have some lovely incentives for all pledge levels, including:

  • A digital thank you card for any level of contribution!
  • 20 High Fives—One for every year the IPRC has served the Portland DIY community! 
  • Reprints of the fabulous, world famous We Welcome Poster created by IPRC members Lisa Mangum and Jason Leivian!
  • Greeting cards by local design powerhouse Kate Bingaman-Burt!
Kate Bingaman-Burt
Kate Bingaman-Burt
  • Letterpress stationery sets and business cards designed by IPRC staff and shop stewards!
  • The opportunity to host your event in the IPRC event space, or to add a live letterpress or screen-printing element to your event anywhere in the Portland metro area! 
  • Naming rights to one of the IPRC's print studios or the Zine Library!
  • And much more!
Thank You for Your Support!
Thank You for Your Support!

When you contribute to the IPRC, your support helps to:

  • Keep our workshop, outreach programming, certificate program, and membership rates affordable! 
  • Preserve traditional printing techniques and a library of nearly 10,000 independently published zines! 
  • Give public access to the tools needed to produce professional quality publications and works of art! 
  • Build connections between local artists, authors, and publishers launching careers in new fields! 
  • Provide a creative, accessible, and collaborative atmosphere in which people can work on their projects!

 

Risks and challenges

The Independent Publishing Resource Center has been in existence for nearly twenty years. Over that time we have launched and funded several KICKSTARTER campaigns, maintaining an unbroken streak of incentive fulfillment and application of pledges to the programming and capital campaigns for which they were solicited. We are very confident that, should this campaign be fully funded, we will be able to execute 100% fulfillment of incentives and apply the funds raised to the ongoing success of the IPRC and our programming initiatives.

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    Twenty high fives plus a thank you card!

    Twenty high fives for your support of the IPRC (must come to IPRC to collect in person) and we'll throw in a digital thank you card for your contribution.

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    Zine Bundle

    A bundle of five zines selected from our popular Zine of the Month Club offerings.

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    2018 Risograph Wall Calendar

    2018 Wall Calendar. Two color limited edition risograph print designed by Timme Lu and printed at the IPRC. Dimensions: 11x17

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    We Welcome Reprint

    A reprint of the We Welcome poster designed by IPRC community members Lisa Mangum and Jason Leivian. This poster was designed at the IPRC on the day following the 2016 election and has since been reprinted multiple times and hung in shops and community spaces all over Portland and in many other cities throughout the world.

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    Twenty Original Greeting Cards

    A set of twenty original greeting cards produced by IPRC board member, Professor of Graphic Design, and Professional Illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt.

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    An Introductory Workshop at the IPRC

    Take an introductory workshop in either letterpress printing, screen printing, or Risography some time in 2018.

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    One Year Basic Membership

    This membership level gives you access to the Computer Lab, Printers, and Bookbinding Studio during bookbinding hours, as well as access to community events and member-specific programming.

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    Use the IPRC Event Space for Your Event

    Use of the IPRC event space for your private or public event. Includes a few tables and 30 chairs, small PA, projector and screen. The space can hold approximately 40-60 people at one time. Date and time cannot conflict with other IPRC programming.

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    100 Stationery Sets Printed at the IPRC

    100 stationery sets created by IPRC staff and shop stewards and printed on one of our Risograph printers.

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    500 Letterpress-Printed Business Cards

    Nothing presents you and your business better than a letterpress-printed business card. Pledge $1000 or more and we'll design and print a set of 500 business cards for you.

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    Bring the IPRC to You

    Bring a printmaking experience to your holiday party or other event. We will bring design a print, bookmark, or other print artifact and produce it live for you and your guests in the location of your choice in the greater Portland, OR area.

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    Naming Rights to One of Our Resources

    Naming rights to one of our resources: the screen-printing studio, the zine library, the Risograph printing studio, our desktop publishing lab, or our bookbinding studio. We'll hand-letter your name (or the designee of your choice) in a prominent place and host an event for you, your friends and family, and the IPRC community to celebrate your commitment to DIY arts education and resources in Portland.

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