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By Thomas Sommer
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    1. Adelaide Foster on March 8

      I just saw you guys have updated your webpage! I'm really impatient about the re-launch!

    2. R.J. Vanderwerf
      on February 22

      I hope Rollgut is preparing to do another campaign or come to market. I really want one!

    3. Jeffrey B George
      on January 21

      So glad to see so much love for this project as I have. I hope you find a way to come back again, there is nothing like pencil and paper, your artistry in this product was second to none.

    4. Georg Wild
      on December 18

      It would be an exaggeration to say that I might die without a Rollgut. But it is close!
      The idea of Rollgut alone, made me change all my notes to A5 format.
      Imagine the chaos, carrying all the loose papers around. Paperclips are definitively no long term solution.
      I also need one ... at least!

    5. Philipp
      on December 9

      Please release an update! How is your progress in bringing back the Rollgut? I need one!!!!!!!!!!



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      Janus on October 11, 2017

      Ich bin aus Deutschland, also quasi sogar fast aus Berlin und habe trotz der fehlgeschlagenen Finanzierung großes Interesse an eurem Produkt.

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      Quagga on October 7, 2017

      I am pretty sure some of us wish to buy one right away right now, it would be an agony to wait for the relaunch and wait during the campaign and wait for the final product. Hope you relaunch soon but of course you might need some time to think about a new strategy to attact more backers. I would suggest a lower goal, slightly less prices, at least for the super early and early backers, more options to choose from and strecht goals. And of ocurse increase product exposure to more eyes through media. I would buy an olive wood and explorer roll right away if you could offer. Poor me. :) Good luck and waiting your news and thoughts on when you may start your relaunch.

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      Nadir on October 7, 2017

      Guys its unfprtunate to say u didnt win the battle. But i think i speak for every backer when i say this looks far from over. The product is such a piece or genius ingenuity and we are definitely looking forward to watch it on track again. Keep up the good work guys cause i know u can pull it off. We will be right here, waiting

    9. John McCann on October 6, 2017

      I signed up as a parent who sees the utility in the design as being something easily brought out for the little artists in a restaurant. It would be so easy to fill with sheets of coloring pages and colored pencils for a nice portable solution.

    10. liebkraft
      on October 5, 2017

      Very sorry to hear the das News ... is it possible to get one anyway?

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      Leah L
      on October 4, 2017

      Hmm, can some of us be testers for a Rollgut 2.0? Or can we order directly?

    12. Sven Baumert
      on October 3, 2017

      please relaunch it! it has to become real ...

    13. Graham Connor
      on October 3, 2017

      We will patiently await the Phoenix Arising!
      Rollgut is too fantastic a project not to proceed.
      With Gratitude,

    14. Jeffrey B George
      on October 3, 2017

      Sorry this project didn't make it. It is a little pricey for "starving artists", but sure wanted one. I'd love to see you relaunch this project someday. My personal preference, even though I love the size, is to have a 8.5x11 version just because the paper is so readily available. Great run.

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      Kay Johnson on October 3, 2017

      Hey, 402 Backers is nothing to sneeze at! Keep up the good work and hope to see you on Kick Starter again soon.

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      Paul Harris on October 3, 2017

      Sorry you didn’t get funded this time. It’s a great product so I’m sure you’ll see success with it, either on or off Kickstarter.

    17. James Smith
      on October 3, 2017

      Last message!

    18. Thomas Sommer Creator on October 2, 2017

      Dear Tara! Thanks a lot. We come back as soon as possible here on Kickstarter. To be on the safe side, please submit to our Newsletter in the footer of and we inform you, when the time has come :)


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      on October 2, 2017

      This is a wonderful project . Please give us another way to support you in the future. Thank you & good luck.

    20. GLOBUL on October 2, 2017

      Quel dommage qu'un projet aussi intéressant ne soit pas financé. J'espère que vous tenterez un nouveau financement. Je vous suivrai, avec un impératif essentiel:l'imperméabilisation des tissus!!

    21. James Smith
      on October 1, 2017

      I'm calling for 410 backers by the time the campaign ends

    22. Thomas Sommer Creator on October 1, 2017

      @Phillipp Great and good 2 know. Kickstarter seems to be very fail-friendly :)

      @GLOBUL Bonjour Globul, merci beaucoup pour votre participation. Le premier tour a été d'apprendre, le second doit être réalisé! Heureusement, nous voulons faire cela! Plus de personnalisation de l'ensemble du produit. Le bois, le tissu et d'autres individualisations peuvent être mis en place lors de la relance. J'espère que ce texte traduit par machine est lisible pour vous. Salutations, Thomas

    23. GLOBUL on September 30, 2017

      Vraiment désolé que vous ne parveniez pas à bout de l'investissement. J'investirai volontiers sur le même projet, peut-être plus personnalisé au niveau des tissus, mais ceux existants me conviennent. Seule exigence: leur imperméabilisation!!!
      Bonne chance pour un nouveau financement, je serai avec vous.

    24. Philipp
      on September 30, 2017

      Dear Thomas.

      Thanks for sticking to your idea! I am very much looking forward to the relaunch and my own rollgut.

      Please also keep your backers updated here in this campaign - just post an update with news on the relaunch - even after this campaign ended. By this you can be sure to reach all that were already on board in this first campaign!

    25. Thomas Sommer Creator on September 30, 2017

      Dear Backers,

      Really, really big thanks for all your feedback, hints and good wishes :') We've all seen now, there's a need for Rollgut! It's not a short-lived gadget-idea and we've gained fresh powers with this confirmation! The're fresh plans and we're already in the redesign.

      A cheapy plastic version is.... not part of it :/ the tooling would also blow the goal again. But how do you like the this?:

      Choose wood, choose fabric and optional: add your individual laser-engravement on the sleeve (The ringpart of the core) and/or (little) individual print on the wrap. It's artists-stuff but could also be f.e. a companies premium give away: they will backe 20 RG's and add their logo on the wrap.

      How to manage such complexity on Kickstarter? Ha ha, not possible. But we build a nice little customizing shop on . One just packs a nice mix of cores wraps and sleeves into the cart and then copy-pastes the sum to a "Custom Rollgut"-Perk on Kickstarter.
      Early-Birds are applied by a Promocode a.s.o

      Please signup in the footer of

      Also we'll make little regular videos from now on. About the progress, manufacturing and more such interessting stuff under the hood... ~1min duration, ~twice a week.
      Just Signup on youtube:

      So then... wish you all a nice weekend and see you soon!
      Your Rollgut

    26. Wojciech Czarnecki on September 29, 2017

      As a random thought for the next campaign - maybe it would be worth extending the target group beyond artists? The whole campaign seemed quite artist centric, while personally I backed the project as I believe it might be a great tool for science - being able to take notes, write ideas, projects, everywhere is extremely tempting.

    27. R.J. Vanderwerf
      on September 29, 2017

      Looking at the previous comments I would have to agree. If you lower the funding cost so that you reach the goal quicker increases the odds other backers will be confident in their pledge.
      Though I hate the idea you may want to consider offering cheaper plastic versions to entice more people who want the product but can't afford the wood ones. This would boost numbers and reach the goal quicker.

      Meanwhile you "push" for people to go with the nicer looking wood versions. Show how the wood maybe "ages" with use and gains its own personality. This will allow for up-selling and boom! You have us original backers getting the wooden ones we want and the backers who prefer to spend less use the cheaper ones that they can use and tell others about! Win-win!

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      Quagga on September 29, 2017

      People are deterred by that only half of the goal is reached so they do not pledge in vain. Setting the goal much lower (if possible) is a must for a relaunch along with a radically lower campaign prices as far as I see. I hope this seemingly excellent and different product finds its way to the market eventually. Good luck creators.

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      Stu Harris on September 28, 2017

      Really hoping you reach your goal. If not, and you decide to relaunch, please let us know! Great product idea! Would love to have one.


    30. Daniel
      on September 28, 2017

      the likelihood of this campaign funding at this point is considerably less than 1%. please recrunch the numbers before bringing back to kickstarter. most kickstarters that succeed with a relaunch do so because they had lowered their target goal considerably, plus the time delay brings some new backers usually. just dont forget to update your old campaign page and let us know that you are and have relaunched so that we dont forget about this project. i will happily pledge again if you inform me of the relaunch.

    31. Daniel
      on September 28, 2017

      your backer number is higher than the total amount of current backers because kickstarter does not reset the backer numbers when people cancel their pledge.

    32. Ágoston Péter
      on September 28, 2017

      The funding process does not look good :( I wish you make it! I love this project!

    33. Esbeka on September 24, 2017

      Hi Rollers
      I hope you make it, I like the design a lot!
      but how comes I am told I am backer #404 while the campaign-main page counts only 362? is the update of the main campaign-page usually delayed?
      best regards to Berlin from Jena

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      Stiqman on September 23, 2017

      HI @Thomas Sommer

      I do appreciate that you have integrity at building your product and keeping it at the highest quality. I am glad to hear your considering to rethink and relaunch. I think it was repeated numerous times that the goal price seemed to be to high for the price of the product. It was questioned many times. Sometimes running a business you have to make hard decisions to see your product come to market and be loved. It seems like you have learned a lot from this round hoping to see you back stronger! I to, really want this product! :)

      Keep in touch,
      D Hall

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      Stiqman on September 23, 2017

      Can you create a way to gather our email's that you will keep us updated on the relaunch or future endeavors of this product??

      D Hall

    36. kate guberg
      on September 23, 2017

      If they post an update on this campaign all backers of this will get it, so that's a good way to communicate any future campaigns. If it doesn't make it I too would be very interested in any relaunch!

    37. R.J. Vanderwerf
      on September 22, 2017

      I really want this product and I'm sorry to see the campaign in such a slump. I look forward to a relaunch as well.

      Will there be a way for us current backers to be informed when you plan to relaunch? Would you like each of our email addresses?

      This way we can jump on board as soon as we hear the call!

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      Quagga on September 22, 2017

      This product is extremely well thought, I am surprised that campaign is not much more successfull. One of the reasons might be your humbleness, the creators. I think ypu should stress the intricacies of working the wood and keeping it all, how to say that, old school? As you pointing in one of your posts your refraining from plastic etc.
      In case you need a relaunch, I may suggest following if it makes sense:
      Give more choices, for example I would like to have an explorer with an olive tree wood which is only available with the sailingcloth. So you may offer woods and wrappers, 3 each but you may increase type of wood and cloth indeed, and let the backer mix'n'match. Of course when the mix'n'match numbers grow you may need to implement Backerkit or alike to sort out all the choices and I do not know how much cost it would add but it also allows you to accept add-ons after the campaign ends. Well, you do not have addons yet but you may offer the pincer (whatever it is), replacement cloths, leathers (such as black, whiskey etc.), pens ... Just some ramblings with the hope to give you ideas if you excuse me.

      Even though that might cause me trouble at customs (due to value), I backed the campaign with a tandem pledge, explorer and creator (and would prefer the explorer with olive tree in fact). And I hope it may gain momentum and make it. If not, it would do in relaunch I believe.
      Congratulations for a brilliant idea anyway, good design.

    39. zephyrsaidwhat
      on September 22, 2017

      Super excited for a relaunch, really believe there's a need in the market for this!

    40. Thomas Sommer Creator on September 22, 2017

      My dearest Backers,

      So far... it's not running as suggested :/. After a (as i read) classical middle-campaign-slump it seems like we're catching somme interesst again and ther're still some days left.

      I really, really want to go into production with my team and deliver the rolls to you as fast as possible. But life shows up friction when you don't want to.
      If we don't pass this time, be assured. This is not the end. We'll definitely relaunch as soon as possible, with more staff members (it's very too much for one and a half person), improvements in our project-description and a shorter video (3:40 is too much. i got it). We've discovered a ton of mistakes within this run and if we learn out of it, there's a great chance to succeed through a relaunch!

      Anyway! Im not the person who gives up. I'll keep doing everything until the end. If it comes so far, i'll keep you up to date through our reboot & redesign so you'll be the first to hear about the (maybe) relaunch.

      Very best wishes to all of you from sunny Berlin, don't give up! Better we roll later, than never, right :) ?


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      Alex Tangkilisan
      on September 21, 2017

      Hi Thomas, not to be a downer as I really hope you guys get the funding you need by the deadline!, but wanted to ask if we'd be able to still purchase the product by some other means if it doesn't hit the finish line? Product looks fantastic and would love to get one either way!


    42. Thomas Sommer Creator on September 19, 2017

      Our Power-Reviewer Yu Ando wrote another article about practical experiences. With focus on drawing while standing:…

      Endless thanks to this devoted gentleman, for putting his hands onto the Review-unit and share his honest experience with us! Thanks Yu, Thanks a lot!

    43. Thomas Sommer Creator on September 18, 2017

      Dear James,
      please write me a PM to exchange emails.

    44. James Smith
      on September 17, 2017

      Creator I'd like to send you an email whats your email?

    45. Thomas Sommer Creator on September 17, 2017

      Hi Stiqman,
      Hi James Smith,
      Salut Bernard G. Manansala,

      You see a piece of wood on the photos and think "Why?"

      This piece of wood is not sooo easy to make, I can tell you. On the bottomside, there are lots of details in several different ankles made with several different tools. These details holds the invisible magic of Rollgut: the magnets, the clamp-mechanism and there's also some removal (did I choose a good word?) for the papers, so rollgut keeps round when rolled. e.g. it’s not just a cylinder with a pocket and some screws! It’s a complex multiside machinepart.

      → To make such a thing efficiently, you need cash for specialization.

      In addition. there’s a hand full of metalparts to work: bending, grinding, hingerolling a.s.o . To do this fast and costefficient:

      → Bamm. More special tools needed!

      As we need these tools, we also need to produce a mentionable amount of Rollgut to cover the invest.

      Plastic would be cheaper.. but i’m gone if we start with this. Plastic is cool and opened many doors for engineering and design. But Rollgut comes from another age, whithout plastic. Paper is culture-loaded. You can’t offend it with plastic. If we just get this tools!!!, we can make Rollgut out of wood, stainless steel and fabric. So nice and for a great price!
      Think about a handwritten letter, some candy and flowers in the pocket and you give it to a loved one. One sees the plastic here? Me neither.

      I've just dropped an update to clarify the use of proceeds the business way. It took me a while to press the juice out of the numbers my CFO gave me.

      The calculation is 5, 6 times checked, questioned by experts (and me, haha), optimized and cutted onj every possible edge.

      Im tired.. sry my spelling and I hope for more questions :),


    46. Thomas Sommer Creator on September 17, 2017

      Sry.. Nadir! My spellcorection had own thoughts about your name.

    47. Thomas Sommer Creator on September 17, 2017

      I laughed very well about your pun Nadine! :'P In my previous life, i've been a silk-spider in a previous life... you got me. But don't ask for further plans with the roll... i won't answer :P

      About the stretchgoal... i can tell you, we've got enough to do here right know. It's our first project like this and it's big enough! We better we focus on rocketing Rollgut and also, there's another clever plan in the drawer made for that topic.. enjoy the anticipation!
      Also, you won't switch the wrap twice a day...

      Actually, we're short under the line:
      That's definitely uncool.

      A simple trick helps to make it real! Please show Rollgut to people you love.. there's always a chance they will also love Rollgut, isn't it ;)

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      Stiqman on September 17, 2017

      I don't want to sound like negative Nancy...I noticed others have spoken up as well...I find the reach goal extremely high for a product that isn't so pricey...were now half way through the campaign and not even half way reaching the goal...what is the NEXT STEP should this NOT reach the GOAL??? You still have not answered others who have asked it. I am really hopeful and of course supporting it with the higher choice out of the three choices. I do really want one and hope you are making a plan "B" to get this to your wonderful supporters so far.

      D Hall

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