GlowWormz are uniquely characterized removable stickers that personalize the illuminated white portion of the apple logo.
GlowWormz started just recently when I was visiting colleges with my brother. We noticed that more than half of the students we saw working were on some type of Mac notebook. It also seemed that all of those Mac's were void of any individuality, spirit, or personality. This was easy to notice as we repeatedly saw the same bright Apple logo which grabbed our attention on its boring aluminum backing. That is when we thought that we could possibly utilize that attention grabbing "Apple Beacon" as the source to provide a unique personalization to our computers.
We had seen stickers that used the light as part of a bigger more elaborate decal, but we wanted to stay within the boundaries of the logo. The uniqueness is within the simplicity. We wanted a sticker that could leverage the ever-illuminated fruit. That is when we came up the idea of adding a translucent worm lit up by the iconic logo. We call them GlowWormz.
We designed and printed a rough prototype on a plain sheet of paper and taped it onto the apple of my Macbook Pro, which lit up underneath it. Though very crude, it was a proof of concept and the start to our project. After furthering our prototype with local printing companies, we came to our ultimate designs. With our final prototype in hand, we eventually hit a road block as our partners did not have the ability to carry the project to full production. Given that we couldn’t source locally we expanded a nation wide search for a printing company able to handle our project requirements. After considerable searching we found a sticker company based in Ohio to partner with and produce GlowWormz.
That’s where you come in Kickstarter! In order to bring GlowWormz to life, we need to raise $1,200 to fulfill the company’s minimum order and fund the first production run of GlowWormz in 5 different styles/sets. Being able to initially print 5 different sets allows us to have enough choices to preserve our original goal of providing unique personality for your mac, with GlowWormz. Please show your support and pledge to help these worms break out of their cocoons and on to your computer.
How it Works
To create most vinyl stickers, colored ink is printed on an opaque white vinyl backing which acts as a base layer. The base layer works to make the translucent ink stand out on top of the white backing. We have specifically designed GlowWormz to be printed using a clear vinyl which is void of the white base layer and allows the ink to remain translucent on top. Because GlowWormz are placed on the apple light, the white apple acts as a base underneath the sticker to intensify the colors whether the light is on or off. With GlowWormz stickers, the light that sources them is produced from the base, so there is nothing in-between the sticker and the light to cause dilution.
- Clear Vinyl Sticker Lets Light Pass Through
- Glossy Finish to Match the Mac's Plastic Over the Light
- 1 Size Fits All Mac Models
- Made in the USA
- Sent in 100% Recycled Envelopes
The application is simple. The individual GlowWormz are precut on the leaf so just peel the one you want off and apply it in the central area of the left side of the apple, equal distance from the top and bottom. Then you just use your finger to smooth it out and get out any air bubbles.
The removal process is just as simple as the application. Just use your finger to pick the edges of the sticker until it lifts slightly and peel it off. always use your finger to pick the sticker. Using a tool will scratch the plastic.
The amount of residue that is left a case by case basis. Most times it will only leave little to none. If any residue is left, just take a pencil eraser and rub it gently. The eraser will gently lift the residue off. We do not suggest any other method or solvent as it could corrode the plastic. We are not responsible for any damage done to your mac from incorrect removal/application.
All of the colors except for Purple are available to name.
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All backers will receive our greatest thanks and appreciation. You will also be added to a list of contributors on our website, that helped make this project possible.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The Official GlowWormz Wallpapers. Receive multiple GlowWormz Themed Wallpapers for your Mac and Iphone. These Wallpapers are unique to this reward only.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The Primary Color Set of GlowWormz: You will get a single set of 3 GlowWormz for your Mac. The primary color set includes RED, YELLOW, and BLUEEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The Secondary Color Set of GlowWormz: You will get a single set of 3 GlowWormz for your Mac. The secondary color set includes ORANGE, GREEN, and PURPLEEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The Pastel Color Set of GlowWormz: You will get a single set of 3 GlowWormz for your Mac. The pastel color set includes PINK, NEON GREEN, and HIGHLIGHTER BLUEEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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The Mac Pack of GlowWormz: You will get a single set of 3 GlowWormz for your Mac. The Mac Pack includes three of the same GlowWormz inspired by the original colorful Macintosh logo.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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ONE OF EVERYTHING! This includes The Primary Color Set, The Secondary Color Set, The Pastel Color Set, The Mac Pack, AND THE EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER SET. A grand total of 5 sets consisting of 15 individual GlowWormz of 11 different varieties!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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TWO OF EVERYTHING. This includes two (2) Primary Color Sets, two (2) Secondary Color Sets, two (2) Pastel Color Sets, two (2) Mac Packs, AND TWO (2) OF THE EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER SETS. A grand total of 10 sets consisting of 30 individual GlowWormz of 11 unique varieties!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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NAME A WORM. Each of the GlowWormz in The Primary Color Set, The Secondary Color Set and The Pastel Color Set are without names. This reward allows you to name any one of the 9 GlowWormz. There will be no repeats and the name is subject to approval. One name per worm. You will receive an e-certificate officially documenting the naming of the worm. You will also get ONE OF EVERY SET mentioned so far as listed in the $25 Reward. You will also be sent TWO ADDITIONAL SETS that feature the worm you chose.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012