ICENI | TWIST PENS are unique pens, utilising advanced laser sintering technology to create beautiful & practical writing instruments - each with a one of a kind hand designed pattern.
This project follows on from the success of my last proct - the ICENI | FOUNTAIN PEN 2.0.
The ICENI | TWIST PEN was created as an everyday tool - to use out and about wherever you go, while still remaining that bit special - and unique like each and everyday.
Manufactured in the UK from a comfortable and ergonomic nylon exterior, with a rigid and supporting brass core. Combined with a quality refill and simple mechanism, the pen offers a comfortable and practical writing experience. While a unique design, and personalisation options, make it unlike other pens.
THE DESIGN STYLES...
The pattern on each and every pen is unique, and based on one of three hand drawn design styles. These styles are called EXO, HELIX and MAZE - an example of each can be seen below...
Each pen produced will also have its own serial number, reminding you just how unique your pen is.
MECHANISM & REFILLS...
The pen is also intuitive and practical to use - The nib being extended and retracted simply by twisting the pen, and is compatible with 'cross style' ink refills. These refills are readily available in a number of brands and have proven to provide reliability and longevity - perfect for a pen designed for the everyday.
Each of the pens can also be personalised with your own name, date, or initials, making it even more special. Each pen can have up to 10 characters (including spaces) engraved onto the side. The personalised version of the pen is called the 'custom edition', and can be found as a reward on the right hand side of the page. If you choose this reward tier you will be asked in the survey what you want on each side of the design.
MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGY, TECH SPECS, & PROCESS...
The ICENI twist pen is created using advanced laser sintering technology out of a strong nylon based material. However, the pen is given increased strength thanks to a brass core under the nylon exterior.
Laser sintering is a type of 3d printing technology, which means each and every pen is crafted layer by layer into a final piece. With each piece being made one by one, adaptions can be made to each and every pen - which is how each pen can be made to have a truely unique pattern. The patterns themselves are created from hand drawings, which are turned into computer images and applied to the CAD model used to create the pen.
WEIGHT (with refill)....................... 16g
LENGTH ....................................... 135mm
MAX DIAMETER .................................. 10.5mm
This project is one of several I have successfully run in the past, so I like to think I've got a good understanding of what it takes to deliver a successful campaign. I’ve also accounted for contingency time to cover any unexpected delays. If there are none I aim to get the pens to you even earlier than predicted.
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT...
This pen was developed following the ICENI fountain pen 2.0 campaign, and as such shared a lot of design and development work in relation to patterns and styling. However, numerous hours were spend drawing, prototyping, aand detailing the design into what I believe is a quality and beautiful writing instrument.
THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO CHECK OUT MY CAMPAIGN!
Risks and challenges
I've run several campaigns successfully in the past, which has given me a good foundation in knowing what it takes to run one. Each project I've run has tought me something new to improve the next, and I look forward to making this a success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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