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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

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About

 

 

Hey, Kickstarter! This is Blacklet: The Premium Black Paper Notebook for Creatives.

Here's a quick overview of its features:

  • Standard A5 (5" x 8") Portrait Notebook.
  • Smooth, Durable (120 GSM) Black Paper.
  • 160 Pages.
  • Can be used with pens, colored pencils, chalk, markers, paint and just about any other creative supplies.
  • Premium hard-cover with a soft leather feel.
  • Lay-flat binding design.
  • Pocket in the back for storage.
  • A Bookmark, and an elastic band.

The Idea

This was the fundamental question we had when we thought of the Blacklet. White paper notebooks and journals have plenty of mainstream premium options. Why not black paper?

We don’t think creative people should be restricted to reams of black paper, or cheap ring-bound notebooks to do art on the go. We want to have a notebook that stands out, exudes quality, and makes you look professional, trendy and unique.

So that’s what we made.

The features and qualities of the Blacklet are something we are all familiar with - with a twist for the better.

It has a look that is sure to get attention. The all-black-everything design stands out whether you are in the coffee shop, the classroom, or even in a business meeting. It’s hard cover protects the pages and has a soft leather feel.

 The Possibilities

There are so many different ways to use the Blacklet. We've only just scratched the surface.These pieces were designed by Hannah at betterlettering.com.

Brush Marker Lettering
Brush Marker Lettering

 

Metallic Watercolors
Metallic Watercolors

 

Gel Pen Designs
Gel Pen Designs

 Don't Just Take Our Word For It

 

 

Dawn Nicole Designs ©
Dawn Nicole Designs ©

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

Here's what we know.

We know that the Kickstarter campaign will be 30 days.
The manufacturing will take 30 - 45 days.
The manufacturing delivery will take 30 days.
Individual fulfillment and shipments will take at least 14 days.

At best, we're looking at a late-January or early-February delivery.

The Blacklet is a physical item, so it runs the risk of manufacturing and shipping hazards. Our manufacturer has a proven track record that reassures us we will deliver quality goods on time.

We will keep you well informed and updated as the process progresses!

Thank you for your valuable support!

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    One Blacklet! (Early Bird)

    A Blacklet notebook. Soft-touch leather hardcover, 160 thick and smooth black pages, with a bookmark and a pocket. Early bird pricing!

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    BLACK FRIDAY (One Blacklet)

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    One Blacklet!

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    BLACK FRIDAY (Two Blacklets)

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    1 For You + 1 For A Friend (Early Bird)

    Two Blacklets. Get one for you and one for your creative friend. Or, just get two for yourself. Whatever makes you happy!

    Savings only available until the end of Sunday Oct. 29!

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    BLACK FRIDAY (Three Blacklets)

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    Pledge $66 or more About $66

    Three-Pack!

    Three Blacklets. Three times as amazing as one Blacklet. Save on shipping and the cost per notebook.

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    BLACK FRIDAY (Five Blacklets)

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    Five-Pack!

    That's five. Cinco. Cinq. Fünf. Same Blacklet, five times the fun. Save even more on shipping and the cost per notebook.

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    BLACK FRIDAY (Ten Blacklets)

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    Ten-Pack!

    Who needs 10 Blacklets? You do.

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    BLACK FRIDAY (Twenty Blacklets)

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Funding period

- (30 days)