SS001 - Titanium Pen & Stylus
SS001 - Titanium Pen & Stylus
A compact and considered ballpoint pen and stylus to fulfil your daily needs - available in Titanium or Aluminium.
A compact and considered ballpoint pen and stylus to fulfil your daily needs - available in Titanium or Aluminium. Read more
About this project
SS001 is the genesis of a new line of modern ballpoint pen and is the first in the SS Collection of pens. The aim with this pen was to deliver a high quality pocket sized pen which has been achieved by combining ergonomic design with modern aesthetics.
Most pens on the market are over-priced and do not offer value for money. SS001 bridges the gap between cost, style and function. This was a motivating factor for me to pursue the SS001 and launch it on Kickstarter.
There are a variety of pens on the market, however; few combine the functional classic nature of the pen with the modern needs of a stylus - the SS001 caters for this modern need through an optional component.
SS001 has been designed to appeal to both the modern professional who requires a statement pen and the casual user who requires a pocket sized pen/stylus. The pen has been designed to combine ergonomic functionality with sleek design.
The product name is simple, my name is Scott Savage, and that’s where the “SS” comes from, the “001” simply reflects that this is the first product released.
SS001 is available in the following finishes.
- Aluminium 6061-T6 Bead Blasted Matt Anodised Concrete Grey
- Aluminium 6061-T6 Bead Blasted Matt Anodised Black
- Titanium TA2 Machined Finish
- Titanium TA2 Bead Blasted Matt Anodised Concrete Grey
- Titanium TA2 Bead Blasted Matt Anodised Black
SS001 has been designed to use G2 Parker style ballpoint refills (ISO 12757-2 G2). This means that replacing the ink refill is easy and accessible to the user. With many colours available at very competitive prices.
The top of the cap has an internal thread to allow for interchangeable components depending on the users requirements.
- Option 1 – The Flat Cap
- Option 2 – The Stylus Cap + 8mm Stylus Tip
A key design feature on the SS001 is that the interchangeable end cap connection point is located on the pens cap. If the cap is attached to the back of the pen when writing, the user has the capability to flip the pen around and use it as a stylus. This is a far more efficient design than other pens on the market.
Mix It Up
SS001 will be sold in single colours only. However, if you buy more than one, you have the ability to mix and match the parts to give the pen your own personal twist.
As standard, the pen will be engraved with its model number “SS001” and the material it is made from, AA6061-T6 or TA2.
***Kickstarter Exclusive*** As a Kickstarter exclusive you can have a custom engraving applied for an added cost of £10 (custom engraving limited to 8 characters including spaces). Simply add this to your pledge. The perfect gift for a friend, a loved one or for yourself.
Two ridges have been included in the design to provide extra grip when writing. The two grip ridges tie in aesthetically with the two ridges found at the centre of the pen.
Aluminium Alloy 6061-T6 was chosen for people who like a pen of a lighter weight which is beneficial for prolonged periods of writing. Aluminium 6061-T6 is a high quality material used in many industries such as aerospace and shipbuilding.
Titanium TA2 was used due to its high corrosion resistance, strength and quality of finish post machining. It is heavier than the aluminium version which improves the writing experience.
Both options only use the best possible materials and that is what makes this pen feel, as well as look so special.
SS001 has been designed to be a pen of convenience. This is a pen that can comfortably be put in your pocket. When the flat end cap is on it has a total length of only 104mm (not too dissimilar to the modern day smart phone). In comparison to standard pens found in most homes and offices, the SS001 is more compact and offers more in regards to both style and function.
How the Money will be Used?
To make the product affordable, I must meet minimum order quantities to get the material at a good rate. Your pledges will ensure I can buy the materials and make the SS001 Ballpoint Pen & Stylus at the prices in the rewards!
I am a Product Design Engineer based in Glasgow, Scotland (UK). I have worked within the engineering and design sector for a number of years after graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Product Design. Whilst working in industry, I have successfully launched several products and this experience leaves me confident in my ability to deliver this product to the market.
I believe clear communication is vital in any business. For that reason, I aim to deliver clear and open communication throughout the Kickstarter process to ensure you know how the project is getting on from start to finish.
SS001 will create the foundations of a range which will consist of; a ballpoint, fountain, pencil and a unique limited edition concept. I aim to launch all of these via Kickstarter by July 2017. I hope that this initial pen will open communications with you (Kickstarter backers) to ensure we design and deliver products which we all want.
Kickstarter provides an excellent opportunity to reach out to more people than I would be able to alone. This will greatly increase my chance of meeting the minimum order quantities I require to make this product affordable.
Kickstarter Campaign - Ends August 11th 2015
Survey & Funding - August 25th 2015
Production - August 25th - 6th October
Quality Control, Packaging & Shipping - 31st October
Risks and challenges
With my experience working in industry I am more than capable of delivering this product to the market. All production runs can encounter unexpected delays, but I have done everything possible to plan in advance of the launch on Kickstarter. Pre-production samples have been produced and any changes that were required have been made and proven. This should ensure I have a smooth production run. The supply chain for all the parts has been arranged and the manufactures are set up, the only remaining element is the funding to help me meet the minimum order quantities I require to bring this project and company to life.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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