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Ink and Iron: Stumptown Printers

 

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Stumptown Printers was started by friends who wanted to honor the traditions of the golden age of print.

We love the work of Stumptown Printers. Their shop is filled with old iron machines, a clutter of tooling, type, scraps, and chest high stacks of prints. The feeling of their paper, the rich colors and clean designs that pair well with offset lithography or letterpress printing, have a warm quality that feels familiar, looks clean and takes time to produce. They are old school printers who have found a way for traditional printing methods to prevail in a world of Xerox machines, digital downloads and photo-realistic designs.  Read more…


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Posted on: April 9th, 2018

Elves!? No elves here. Ira and Tony finish every frame we build in house. Filing, brazing and final facing. #custom #steelisreal #love #madeinoregon #madeinportland #sopwamtos


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Posted on: December 21st, 2015

Fillet braze Friday. Twice a year our own @pereiracycles teaches a brazing class at United Bicycle Institute. His brass skills are wicked good and he always comes back to work stoked. Follow @unitedbicycle and maybe sign up to build your own frame! #passthetorch #bikeschool #madeinoregon #breadwinnercxteam


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Posted on: December 11th, 2015

@adamkachman recently came by our shop to take some photos for @bikevibe magazine. This shot sums up why we think #makersmonday is so important. Support your local maker or craftsperson this season. #madeinOregon #madeinUSA


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Posted on: November 30th, 2015

It’s #smallbizsat and I am taking the morning to finish up a couple frames for paint next week. Breadwinner Cycles is 3 people and we have a small shop in Portland. Tony and I still answer every email, design each frame and do all the building on every custom frame we make even if it means working on a Saturday morning. @iraryancycles @pereiracycles #badotis #madeinOregon


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Posted on: November 28th, 2015

Every pair of chainstay and dropouts we use is filed by hand to get a crisp scallop and smooth finish. It takes a lot of time but the result is a better looking bike frame. #handmade #sopwamtos #madeinOregon


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Posted on: November 18th, 2015

Spotted this old @pereiracycles at @cyclepathpdx yesterday. You can clearly see the DNA for our #ArborLodge city bike in this handmade mixte design Tony built years ago. #steelisreal #madeinOregon #madeinUSA #tbt


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Posted on: November 5th, 2015

Freshly brazed TITO stainless inserts into our low-mount disc dropouts. They take more time and cost more to make but they look great and work even better. #madeinUSA #madeinOregon #steelisreal


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Posted on: October 29th, 2015

Built by humans. Found some old photos from when @pereiracycles and @iraryancycles started working together and we built a handful of lugged #Continentals. We have grown a lot in how we organize and manage the framebuilding but we still build every frame custom to fit by hand. #sopwamtos #builtinportland #madeinOregon #tbt


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Posted on: October 8th, 2015

We get to use our new TITO dropout on some bikes today. We made the tabs fit a wider range of stay angles and they’re 30g lighter per set than our previous design. #madebyhandwithmachines #madeinOregon


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Posted on: April 27th, 2015

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