The Portland Printers Alliance aims to create connections to benefit the practitioners of letterpress printing and its educators, as well as the community at large. Printing is a deeply rooted human tradition that has shaped our society. We believe that it is increasingly important to maintain the traditional craft of printing as our society becomes more reliant on digital communication. This requires that all those involved in and inspired by this art form have a way to reach one other. When this is possible, the craft of printing can evolve to meet the needs of everyone inspired by its expressive power, and be used as a positive tool for the advancement of our entire community.
Our mission is to connect the local community of presses and printers, artists, educational institutions, and book arts enthusiasts who collectively sustain the tradition of printing within the digital age and to foster creative exchanges through artist programs and events, education opportunities, and community programming in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
We are hosting the 8th annual Letterpress Fair, with Design Week Portland on April 23rd. Hope to see you there!
Board Members & Support Staff:
Caitlin Harris, Co-director
Daniela Ragan, Co-director
Tony Marostica, Treasurer
Camila Araya, Secretary
Ben Charbonneau, Membership Coordinator
Emily Riley, Community Connections
Jennie Velazco, Public Relations