We love Hi-Tec-C pens! Pen Type-A is a stainless steel replacement for the Hi-Tec-C's cheapo plastic housing.
Thank you for your unbelievable support !
We love Hi-Tec-C pens. If you've ever written with one, you know what we're talking about. If you haven't heard of these pens, check out jetpen's blurb.http://bit.ly/hitecc
Pen Type-A is a stainless steel replacement for the Hi-Tec-C's cheap plastic housing. To us, the Hi-Tec-C cartridges deserve a more durable home.
The design is minimal, the construction is super solid, and indestructible to protect and cherish these coveted ink cartridges. It has a dime screw on one end to allow for easy ink cartridge replacement. Its shaft is a solid smooth surface with no branding, no fancy grip or grooves, and just the right thickness and weight so it feels comfortable in your hand. The entire piece is milled and turned from a block of 304 stainless steel. The raw steel finish today is how it’ll look 50 years from now. This thing will last forever.
The pen slides slowly into its sleeve, which doubles as a ruler. The notches on the ruler are in cm and inches. An internal lip at the bottom of the sleeve protects the tip from getting shoved in any further than it should. The tiny amount of space between the sleeve and the pen creates an effect like a pneumatic cylinder, so the pen slides in slow and smooth.
We'd love to share our passion for this pen.
With your support, we'd like to gather enough pre-orders to cover the tooling costs to get this pen into your hands. It also makes a great gift, so we've opened up higher pledges for those of you who want more than one.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
PS. The Pen Type-A is selling here for $50 as a limited pre-sale Kickstarter price. After this campaign, the pen will retail for $99.
Pen Type-A includes a 0.3 Black Hi-Tec-C CartridgePen Weight (including ink cartridge): 50 grams (1.75 oz)
Pen Diameter: 9.72mm
Pen Length: 124.75mm
Sleeve Weight: 74 grams (2.6 oz)
Sleeve Length: 120mm
Sleeve Width: 12mm
Compatible Ink Cartridges: Pilot Hi-Tec-C and G-Tec-C Cartridges (0.25, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5mm widths in many colors!)
Retail Price: $99
You kind of have to just try it. A little googling will also bring up a lot.
Black .3mm width tip
All Hi-Tec-C and G-Tec Cartridges fit in Pen Type-A.
Hi-Tec-C comes in 0.25, 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5mm tip widths and many colors
Definitely not. I dare you.
The pledge field is editable, so if you pledge $50 for a pen, then you can edit the field to say $55. If you have already submitted your pledge, you can click the "manage your pledge" button and then add $5 to your pledge amount. oh and thank you
or many other fine pen retailers online. Try searching for Hi-Tec-C in your favorite search engine.
You can also find G-Tec-C pens at Staples.
We'll ship the pen with a 0.3mm black ink cartridge, but if you want a different size or color, search for Hi-Tec-C in your favorite search engine textbox.
For a few bucks, you can get your favorite width or color. There are several fine pen stores online that carry Hi-Tec-C pens. Even ebay has some.
We'd love to do it for you, but we don't have a laser engraver :(
To laser engrave your pen, or pen sleeve, search for "Jewelry Engraving" and find a local jeweler or laser shop that could make your pen extra special.
We love you! and....you can pledge $50 x the number of pens you would like.
After the campaign ends, you will receive an email requesting your shipping address.
Here’s what we’re thinking :
We can access the kickstarter funds 3 weeks after the campaign ends. Fabrication and sourcing will take approximately 45 days after that. If we waited for all that to happen, you wouldn’t have your pens until sometime in late October. Way too long!
Here’s what’s happening :
We are gearing up to deliver the pens mid-September!
Thanks to your enthusiasm, we have been able to negotiate with our manufacturers and suppliers to move things forward before the campaign ends.
We are trying to time everything perfectly so the stainless parts, ink cartridges, and packaging all come together in early September. We will do our best to make sure everything goes according to plan.
pledged of $2,500 goal
seconds to go
Jul 16, 2011 - Aug 15, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
A thank you note to you on our website for helping us kickstart this project and the warm fuzzy feeling you get automagically for helping us.
Pledge $25 or more
A super thank you credit on our website, smiles whenever we see you, and a drawing by CW&T of an invention, a human or a house on an index card drawn and signed with a Pen Type-A and mailed to you.
Pledge $50 or more
A Pen Type-A. (Please add $5 for International shipping)
Pledge $75 or more
A Pen Type-A PLUS a drawing by CW&T of an invention, a human or a house OR a sandwich on an index card drawn and signed with a Pen Type-A and mailed to you. (Please add $5 for International shipping)
Pledge $100 or more
A Pen Type-A for you and a Pen Type-A for your friend. Did we mention they make great gifts? (Please add $5 for International shipping)
Pledge $150 or more
A Pen Type-A for you, a Pen Type-A for your friend and a Pen Type-A for your other friend. PLUS a drawing by CW&T of you and your two friends that may or may not resemble you and/or your two friends on an index card drawn and signed with a Pen Type-A and mailed to you . (Please add $5 for International shipping)
Pledge $200 or more
4 x Pen Type-A. PLUS a cup of tea over Skype or in person (if we are in the same city). (Please add $5 for International shipping)
Pledge $250 or more
5 x Pen Type-A. 1 drawing by CW&T on an index card of an invention, a treasure map, a human, a house, a sandwich, an animal, you or your friend or a theme of your own choosing. (Please add $5 for International shipping)
Pledge $250 or more
20 backers All gone!
You're the best! Will you be our patron? 5 x Pen Type-A. A series of 10 drawings by CW&T on index cards of inventions, humans, houses, sandwiches, you and your friends or a theme of your own choosing. (Please add $5 for International shipping)