About this project
How many of us can say our pen truly reflects our individual personality? Or that it makes the world a better place?
This was the idea we had behind ink'd, a new biodegradable pen designed to write beautifully and comfortably, break down quickly when discarded, and decked out in color combinations that'll satisfy even the flashiest personalities.
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Our ink'd pens are made from an impressive new material which we call Bio'bon. Bio'bon decomposes into carbon and water quickly, and leaves no toxic residues or substances behind. Think of it as an awesome, clean and responsible alternative to plastic, but with better color and texture.
To discard it simply remove the ink refill before you throw the body or barrel of the pen into the compost or stick it in the ground. Voila!
We designed ink'd to look modern and striking by creating a contoured triangular barrel. The pen has soft edges, a contemporary look and feel and is easy and comfortable to grip. It also won't roll off your desk the second you turn away.
We also knew that we wanted our pen to be amazing to write with. Therefore, we made sure to select top grade ink; ink that would last longer than other pens, not leak and glide across any writing surface.
Finally, we wanted ink'd to truly be representative of you. So, we created 8 interchangeable cap and body colors so you can make combinations that you'll love. Think "controlled chaos." We want you to go crazy over colors!
Ink'd is a consumer product that we think has the potential to change the school and office supply market. Not only is it becoming more important than ever for businesses and schools to go green, we have created something that is modern, exciting and deeply personal.
We are almost there. The designs have been completed, samples have been tested and pricing has been set. Everything looks fantastic.
However, to ensure we launch ink'd aggressively in hundreds of stores and give it a chance to really take off, we need to produce a large number of ink'd pens in a short period of time. With your support, we can purchase the raw materials necessary to make enough ink'd pens to stock the shelves of retailers all across the United States for the back-to-school season THIS year.
In creating our rewards, we wanted to emphasize your part in contributing to the ink'd project and what ink'd really is: A pen designed for you. Made possible by you. That's why we tried to include ink'd at as low a reward tier as we could - $15.
The ink'd Quint Pack- shown below - which features prominently throughout our reward tiers, is a collection of 5 ink'd pens in assorted color combinations. The Kickstarter Special Edition Quint Pack is also assorted, but comes with a special print of "I launched ink'd" on the side of the pen to showcase your support.
In some of the middle tiers, we coupled our new pens with a special edition of a product we already sell that is growing in popularity - Sugarcane Journals. Made from Sugarcane Pulp, our journals don't require any trees to be cut down thus making them a fantastic environmentally-friendly option.
We included the cost of shipping in the rewards to make things simple. We'll ship internationally too! Just add $10 to the chosen reward.
We plan on producing a special hard cover version just for the ink'd Kickstarter Project - shown above - made ONLY for our backers to show our deep appreciation and gratitude.
At the end of the day, having individuals such as you learn about our project and spread the word is more than we could have ever hoped for without the help of Kickstarter. We think we have created something special and having it shared among people we have never met or who have never heard about us is truly amazing. From the two of us....
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