Led by the expert studio staff at IPRC, it was an engaging night of new faces, a studio tour and learning about the letterpress and Risograph printing process.
LWD members were given a tour of IPRC’s new studio space, and heard about it’s 20 year history as being an independent printing mecca and community resource.
“IPRC’S Mission & Vision
The IPRC’s Mission is to facilitate creative expression, identity and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork.”
LWD members got a thorough demo on RISO printing, a Japanese print method known for it’s vivid inks and quick production speed, as well as a large block printing demo (the IPRC has over 150 different types). Everyone attending got to do a Risograph and letterpress pull over and left with a beautiful print that was designed by Marilee.
For more info about joining this amazing Portland resource you can visit their website: https://www.iprc.org/becomeamember/membership/
Marilee wrote this wonderful article about IPRC for AIGA in December of 2017. It really captures the vibrant history and current vibe of the IPRC:
Some pictures of the night’s fun!