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NEW UPDATE: Update #8
Thanks to all of our backers! These days, there are some backers interested in our pen sleeves from the former stretch goal. Since we have few days left and not sure whether we can reach it even we do hope to, we decide to open this accessory option to all of our backers. We did appreciate to all of you!
Perfect choice to be your pen sleeve! Just add extra $10 USD, you will get one light grey felted wool pen sleeve to fit our TAKUMI PURE+!
NEW UPDATE: Update #7
To whom is interested in our TAKUMI PURE+, please keep sharing our project all over the world to help us to reach our final stretch goal. We hope everyone will be happier.
Perfect choice to be your Christmas Gift for your friends and family! TRONNOVATE Team will ensure you or your lover to get our TAKUMI PURE+ before Christmas!
Show Your Working Attitude !!!
During these days after the campaign launched on Kickstarter, we didn't waste our time and keep working with our suppliers. Finally, we are able to make our TAKUMI PURE+ lighter, to write with comfort & delicate styling. It is totally 14 gram reduction. Thanks for our expert supplier. We hope our backers will be happier when you get our ultimate light TAKUMI PURE+.
The TAKUMI PURE+ is your unique stationery for writing, drawing and showing your styles & tastes. Perfectly compatible with over 60+ refills, including several different types of good refills from UNIBALL, ZEBRA, PILOT, PENTEL, MUJI, LAMY, and others we keep testing. Generally speaking, the TAKUMI PURE+ is definitely presented in a high quality and elegant finish.
Designed to be on display but still meet your most real needs. Not hidden away.
Thanks all of you support our TAKUMI Pen project in 2014. We couldn’t make it into reality without you. We are sincerely grateful and highly proud that you enjoy your TAKUMI Pen as much as we do. It motivates us to work harder and keep making good designs continuously.
This version of TAKUMI PURE+ is definitely with great improvement. – to create a higher quality on surface finish, assembling and usages.
We truly appreciate to all our backers for the 2014 project. We do care about those feedbacks from each of you. Hence, we spend around half a year, energy and mind to re-design its structure completely, surface finish, details, manufacturing, even the package that help us to re-create another life on TAKUMI PURE+.
Hope the TAKUMI PURE+ can be the unique writing stationery for you in the next 10+ to 20+ years.
If you have any questions about the TAKUMI PURE+ after reading the following information we provided, please feel free to contact us at tronnovate.com
// Famous Refills & 5-15mm Adjustment Capability
How long have you ever used pen to think, write, and draw? In these days, we are all surrounded by all kinds of smart phones, tablet and other high tech gadgets. We do require a lot of convenience from them, but they also reduce our time to think more deeply and thoroughly.
Therefore, our goal to present TAKUMI PURE+ is for all of you to require your interest & love to think & draw again with our meticulous design TAKUMI PURE+.
- Flexible Length - 5-15 mm adjustable length to fit your palm size with perfect writing position.
- 60+ of Refills - Compatible with 60+ mainstream refills in the market and change it anytime with your mind.
- Elegant Surface - High quality anodized process to keep high value image and prevent wearing.
- Compact Choice - Delicate 5 bits, the Round Cap, Flat Cap, Cap Body, Spacer and Clip. Enjoy create your own stationery.
- Unique Package - 14 layers of Env. friendly paper to create a useful and good look stationery stand.
Even though our parents & teachers are trying to teach us to write in a more standard way, we always like to use various kind of way to hold the pen that we think a “more comfortable” way. However, it is not always that easy to find a pen that could make us satisfied. It is always with uneven surface, threaded parts, and drop sections.
That’s why we develop an adjustable system to TAKUMI PURE+ ‘s head and internal parts to fit everybody’s hand, writing position, and different purposes. Basically, you can adjust TAKUMI PURE+ ‘s head length from 5~15mm to meet your holding habit of the pen and multiple purpose such as writing, sketch or technical drawing.
TAKUMI PURE+ is able to help designers to sketch more smoothly with his comfortable positions, architects and engineers to draw more precisely with upright position by adjusting TAKUMI head length. Therefore, the front tip of TAKUMI won't restrict your holding habit and makes you to write or draw with more flexibility.
You can adjust TAKUMI's head position for over 5-15mm difference to most comfortable way to hold our pen. Moreover, you can make sure you can fully grasp pen's shaft during writing or drawing without touching any uncomfortable or bumpy surface.
This time, we still keep our most important feature of compatibility with 60+ refills in the market. Thus, it means it could meet most of the popular refills that you like. Whatever you use Pilot G2, Hi-Tec-C, or Montblanc, it could always fit perfectly with our TAKUMI PURE +.
Besides, when you use a certain refill for a while and want to change another one, just change it anytime. Do not need any hack, just a little adjustment. Then, you can write in styles, with perfect pen using balance, and interesting writing experience with our new TAKUMI PURE +.
Each TAKUMI PURE + include both round and flat head for you to change. You can also change it without any hesitation. Maybe later we will add some more surprise to this part.
Now, we hope everyone to try this new structure, changing your cap between the round one, flat one, and choose to assemble the elegant line-shaped clip.
In order to show the ultimate design of TAKUMI PURE+, we design a new clip, it will provide more freedom to all of you. You can easily mount and un-mount it any time without any tools. Enjoying each special showing moment, everyone surround you must will be surprised with this delicate stationery.
As for the cap development this time, we collect a lot of voices from our previous backers. We evaluate the overall suggestions and re-design the cap to make it lighter, smarter and even more decent.
After discussing with our suppliers, we developed a new 3-directional inlet thread to greatly reduce time to open and close the cap. Comparing to the last model, you just need to turn one circle to make it.
// Cap & Clip Assembly: Change your cap between the round one, flat one, and choose to assemble the elegant line-shaped clip.
3-Directional Inlet Thread
For more comfortable usage, we use the three direction threaded tech. to improve the usage of TAKUMI PURE+. This details design will let every turn quicker and smoother. By the way, our team are all enjoying in spinning this pen on hand with the perfect weight balance.
When tool is not just simple tool, we tried to add more value to it. This makes us think what is the best accessory to accompany with our TAKUMI PURE+. Therefore, we develop a new ruler tool. Except using it to tightening the pen, you can use it to do simple measure, draw a line, and be a decent bookmark.
Video Demonstration - Rear Assembly
In order to show our honor to introduce TAKUMI PURE+ in public, we design an engraved laser logo to present our brand identity and make it more delicate.
This time, we even consider more about how to make a good packaging but still hope it could be more environmental friendly. We hope it is not just a normal package but could be used more frequently. With a simple paper layer combination, you can adjust it by yourself to become a useful and good look stationery stand.
// TAKUMI PURE+ //
Material: 6061 Aluminum
The benefits of using the aircraft construction are including the perfect balance of lightweight, durability and smoother properties.
Length: 6.0’’ (151 mm) x Diameter: 0.4’’ (10 mm)
Weight (w/o refill): 0.7 oz (19 grams)
TAKUMI PURE+ comes in three classic colors: Dark Black (Bead-Blasted Matte Black) & Snow Silver (Bead-Blasted Matte Silver) & Shinning Chrome (High Polished Chrome)
All parts are in perfect anodized treatment. In TRONNOVATE team, we both have our favorite, now we are willing to know which one is yours?
Another fun choice. Mix with different caps can show different styles and interest for your daily use. You cannot help to keep spinning this pen on your hand with perfect weight balance.
Retail price: $80 each TAKUMI PURE+
Patent: International Patent Pending
// Ruler Tool //
Material: 6061 Aluminum
Length: 2.9’’ (75 mm) x Width: 0.8’’ (20 mm)
Weight: 0.1 oz (2 grams)
Color Version: Dark Black with Engraved Size
Retail price: $13 each Ruler Tool
Note 1: We will keep updating this list as we check refill compatibility.
Note 2: The names in the above list might change by pen refill company. We can't list every possible name change, so please use the info above to cross-reference.
We will keep updating the refill information. If you found your favorite refill is not in our refill list, please don't hesitate to let us know. We will check it and reply as soon as possible.
Pen is just another basic stationery in our daily life. In the old times, communication is not that convenient than current era. People use pen to write, draw and show your thought. Now, TAKUMI PURE+ will provide everyone another new way to experience this awesome journey.
Manufacturing: The whole production will be done by an excellent manufacturer, which has strong precision machinery in Taiwan. We will keep updating the news for the entire production run, to make sure each part in the best quality.
Assembly and packaging: All the goods will be assembled and packaged in a designated procedure. This procedure also includes inspecting each accessory individually of its CNC details and finishing.
Logistics: We will fulfill the principle of monitor the entire procedure on our team members. This means that until the final shipping process we will control it by ourselves, so you can communicate with us directly, we will do our best to solve your problem.
Good stationery affects your work, your mood and your motivation. Our mission is to help everyone to enjoy a new writing experience, and provide each one easier to create your own unique style.
We truly need your help to bring the world’s unique, adjustable stationery to the market. Your generous pledges will go towards the production run, assembly, packaging and logistics.
TAKUMI series was found at the mid. of 2014 by TRONNOVATE DESIGN LABORATORY INC., two National Chung Kong University friends. Director: Kuni Chen & Design Director: Grace Chou. We were both passionate about innovation and design, enjoying working on design- and idea- creating.
Now, our final prototype of TAKUMI PURE+ has been well tested and our manufacturers are ready to go, again. Every dollar pledged will go towards manufacturing, quality assurance, packaging and logistics.
For more information, please check the following link:
TRONNOVATE Design team
Risks and challenges
Fortunately, it’s our second Kickstarter campaign. We have learned some experiences to avoid those mistakes that we had met. We will spend more hours to track every procedure, trying our best to make sure that all executions. Our new manufactures are ready to proceed our 2nd version, TAKUMI PURE+. Working closely with our manufacturers will allow us to monitor all the quality strictly.
In addition, with the past experience, we will ship out everyone’s rewards in a transparent method. All the rewards will be ship with tracking number. If there is something unforeseen, we will do our best to solve it as soon as possible.
We are ready now. Please join us to enjoy playing with our TAKUMI PURE+. Thank you for every support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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