Irrelevant Printing


We print.. affordably!

iP is happy to offer custom digital and risograph printing for nearly all of your zine and art needs.
We'll bind, score, and help with file layout too — just let us know what you need.

Please read details and FAQ below.

Send us an email for a quote or with any questions:


Printing Details

  • Up to 100 copies for first run, small orders are always okay

  • Two week turn around for most projects

  • Able to provide a range of paper types

  • Staple binding is standard, but we do offer tape binding, wire-o binding and spiral binding!

  • Risograph: ask about our ink colors currently available! We run 2 colors at a time only.

  • Any projects we cannot accommodate ourselves, we are happy to manage with outside collaborators (i.e. perfect bound books, zine orders over 200 copies, etc.)

  • Send project as a PDF (with bleeds included, if applicable), in reader spreads (1,2,3,4) not printer spreads (1-20, 2-19,3-18)

  • We do not provide free delivery. Please plan to pick up in Oakland or pay for USPS shipping!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a quote?

What do I need to send?

  • The project you want printed/designed

  • Quantity

  • Size and page number (e.g. 8.5''x11'' letter sized paper folded to 5.5''x8.5'' booklet)

  • When you need it (our turnaround for any standard project is 2 wks)

  • Special notes (paper type, whether or not it bleeds, hardcopy proof, etc)

  • Please send us PDFs! Whether you are working in Pages, Word, InDesign, Illustrator, or Googledocs, export as a PDF!

  • All saddle-stitch (stapled) zines must have a page count divisible by 4. (4 pages print on 1 sheet of paper.)

  • All images/pages that intend to bleed off of the sheet (for a no-border look) must be at least 1/8'' over-sized.

  • We can assist with all this, but please keep in mind that file setup/changes start at $35. Advice, tips, and questions are free though!


What is bleed?!

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File setup should look like the following:


I'm short on cash!

We know it's tough! That's why we are here. Let us know your budget or ask us ways in which you can save money (i.e. by using paper we already have, changing the size or number of pages, ordering more up front and paying in two parts). Don't let your wages stop you from making and sharing your art.