ICENI FOUNTAIN PEN | LIMITED EDITION
3D printed fountain pens in a range of hand designed artwork patterns; each design limited to just 99 fountain pens produced worldwide.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, April 24 2019 7:56 PM UTC +00:00.
Hello, and thank you for taking a look at my latest project: the ICENI Fountain Pen| Limited Edition. These pens are not only practical everyday writing instruments, but they include a limited edition hand designed pattern engraved on the barrel and cap. The pens are created using advanced selective laser sintering technology (a type of 3D printing) which creates a pen almost impossible to produce by more traditional manufacturing methods.
The patterns | The Black Lotus, Wyrm & Phoenix
Hand designed and digitally mastered, each of the distinctive patterns is limited to a production run of just 99 fountain pens worldwide.
Lets take a look at the first three designs in the collection...
Other features | Converters, cartridges & materials
Aside from aesthetics, these pens are designed to be practical and provide a great writing experience. I have had positive feedback from backers in previous campaigns when using a Schmidt nib and section; the Iceni Fountain Pen therefore continues to incorporate this nib in a medium size. Each pen includes an ink converter for use with bottled inks, however the pen is equally compatible with disposable ink refills.
The body and cap of the pen are manufactured using advanced selective laser sintering technology (a type of 3D printing). The pen is constructed from hundreds of layers sintered together from a nylon based material called PA12. This material benefits from being tough and lightweight, whilst allowing intricate and accurate designs to be created and keeping the pen affordable.
The cap is a simple snap fit, making it easy and intuitive to use. However, inside it features an internal seal that ensures the cap fits snugly and prevents ink from leaking.
Personalise | Personalised cap engraving
All pens in this project can be made exceptionally special with personalised engraving on the cap. Simply add £3 to your pledge to have the 'ICENI' wording around the base of the cap replaced with up to 8 characters of your choosing - perfect for your name or initials on the pen (you'll be asked exactly what wording you want when surveys are sent out at the end of the campaign).
The Plan | Timescales & production costs
This campaign is my 5th project; the third generation of the ICENI fountain pen. After producing previous projects I’ve honed and perfected the design and now offer it in a new and exciting way that keeps costs down, yet creativity high. The pens have been thoroughly prototyped and all that needs to be done is to order the components in sufficient quantities to achieve the reward price point. If the campaign is successfully funded I plan to get the pens produced and sent out right away.
Above is an estimated timeline for the project which estimates the pens to be shipped by the end of July. Thanks for taking the time to look at my project!
Risks and challenges
Having successfully completed a number of previous pen projects on Kickstarter, I am aware of the planning and preparation required to deliver a project effectively. From experience I have found that most projects run into an unexpected delay of some kind. As such, I have made sure to include contingency time in my production plan to ensure rewards are delivered when expected, if not sooner!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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