About this project
ClickTape going places
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Rad and Hungry: "Simple and totally functional. LOVE the ClickTape"
Yanko Design: "...the tape dispenser that you won’t mind displaying on your desk!"
Design42Day: "timeless, smart and beautifully simple."
Engadget.de: "ClickTape ist der vielleicht slickste Tesabandabreißer, den wir je gesehen haben."
TrendsNow: "..un excellent concept de dérouleur de rouleau d’adhésif."
Nikolai Carels: "A real design classic!"
Unbeige: "ClickTape, a minimalist dispenser that is useful and portable"
Award winning Dutch DesignA long time ago I set myself the challenge to redesign the conventional tape dispenser. Most tape dispensers are purely functional products and do not really make you smile. Other ‘design dispensers’ loose there functionality in being cool or are just too expensive. I hope you agree that I have found the perfect balance. A tape dispenser that is everything Dutch design stands for: timeless, smart and beautifully simplistic.
After many design sessions I found the ring shape of the tape itself to be the perfect form. This ring is made out of flexible plastic to allow the tape to be clicked into the dispenser. Simplistic, playful and very easy to use.
The shape and production are fully optimised over a period of many months. Making one dispenser now only requires 12 grams of plastic. Sustainable it is!
The ClickTape dispenser is designed to stand out on your home or office desk but it is also very portable.
New available Colours
We have selected Black and Blue as our main colours and Turquoise, Kickstarter Green and Red to be our Backer specials. Check it out!
The colours samples below are from our supplier, this will give each ClickTape dispenser a rich color.
How to use it
Although the project video covers it all, you can find the individual usage steps below.
The ClickTape dispenser is made out of plastic and is designed to be flexible. A role of tape can simply be clicked into the dispenser.
Using the tape
The dispenser is fitted with a stainless steel blade for durability and quick action. A small step in the blade helps you to get hold of the tape.
Removing the tape
Because of the flexibility of the dispenser it is easy to push or pull out the tape or remaining core.
The ClickTape dispenser will be sold with a role of 'invisible' tape, but also fits all other tapes measuring (like Scotch or Staples) :
- Tape width 19 mm (3/4 inch).
- Core width 19mm (3/4 inch) *some 19mm wide tapes have a smaller core width, this may not fit the dispenser.
- Internal diameter of core 26 mm (1 inch)
The ring shape is designed based on a 60mm (2.36 inch) diameter, which equals a tape length of about 33 meters (1296 inch). It will fit smaller but results in less magic.
All rewards include free shipping :-)
Kickstarter is the ideal platform to get products that require a large investment, like the ClickTape dispenser, to market and available for you!
The 9.500 euro funding does not include any profit and will be used for:
- Production tooling for injection moulding the dispenser. See Wikipedia for more info on this process: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injection_molding
- Production tooling for the stainless steel blades
- Raw material costs of plastic and stainless steel
- Manufacturing the dispensers and blades
- Many meters of tape
- Packaging and shipping costs
The Kickstarter campaign will run for one month. If we are able to reach our goal, tooling will be initiated in June. The tooling of the metal moulds for the dispenser will take up most of the lead time. Once the tooling is completed and fine-tuned production can be started. Shipping time will depend on your location but the ClickTape dispenser is not afraid of flying :-).
That's all there is to say. We will try to keep the process as simple and smooth as the ClickTape dispenser itself. Feel free to contact us if you are left with any questions.
Thank you for your interest in this exciting project!
Risks and challenges
Producing plastic parts by means of injection moulding is a specialised form of manufacturing but very common for many house hold products. We are confident in our abilities to deliver this project on time and with great quality. Our previous experience in manufacturing consumer products makes us prepared for the unforeseen challenges we may encounter during the production process. We have previously manufactured injection moulded parts with our selected supplier.
Keep in mind there are always issues that can arise, such as having to run multiple runs during the tooling process to fine-tune the tooling or to optimise the assembly or product finish.
We are committed to make the ClickTape dispenser both fantastic in form and function.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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