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Spreading the word about engraving: 3 cities/2 states/1 app
Spreading the word about engraving: 3 cities/2 states/1 app
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Riffing on the success of Engraving for Nerds part one, Nancy Sharon Collins has planned a three city book tour for The Complete Engraver. This project continues the quest to spread the word about engraving, what it is, how to do it, why we love it.

Think of engraving as slow printing.

Engraving, and other slow printing processes, have become satisfying antidotes to tippity-typing on tiny little screens and impersonal computers day after day. In the manner of letterpress and silk screen printing, linoleum and wood cutting—each of which takes loads of love, time, and oodles of patient attention—engraving is scrumptious to look at, enriching to hold, and (best of all) enlightening to make and to use.

Engraving for Nerds Part II, provides the opportunity for west coast nerds to learn about this amazing, and wonderful, old craft.

Engraving for Nerds Part II book tour:

Great perks and rewards for joining our project:

$49+ Reward: Get the new engraving app "Engraving4Nerds" - or - at the $500+ Reward level: Beta test the engraving app and be part of the development.
$49+ Reward: Get the new engraving app "Engraving4Nerds" - or - at the $500+ Reward level: Beta test the engraving app and be part of the development.
$250+ Reward: 50 Engraved Monogrammed Notes.
$250+ Reward: 50 Engraved Monogrammed Notes.
$79+ Reward: Minot, Jessica Hische's new font.
$79+ Reward: Minot, Jessica Hische's new font.
$109 Reward: VIP Day pass to "Beauty of Engraving" Saturday, April 13.
$109 Reward: VIP Day pass to "Beauty of Engraving" Saturday, April 13.
$28+ Reward: Type specimen engraved for the development of "The Complete Engraver" font set Feldman and JMC Engraver, by Terrance Weinzierl, Monotype. Both "2012 Notable Releases" by Typographica.org.
$28+ Reward: Type specimen engraved for the development of "The Complete Engraver" font set Feldman and JMC Engraver, by Terrance Weinzierl, Monotype. Both "2012 Notable Releases" by Typographica.org.
$7+ Reward: Numbered and engraved trade card by Terrance Weinzierl, Monotype.
$7+ Reward: Numbered and engraved trade card by Terrance Weinzierl, Monotype.

Risks and challenges

Known Potential Obstacles: Hurricanes, Mother Nature, and Personal issues (i.e. personal safety and family, these come first.)

Imagined Potential Obstacles: Technical Difficulties (i.e. accomplishing the app.)

Promises: Any issues and or delays, date/venue changes, rewards fulfillment challenges will be communicated to supporters of this project in as immediate and timely a fashion as possible.

We realize that developing an app is not a smooth road. However, our crack app dream team is on it!. With any luck, we can deliver the beta test on time, and our top tier supporters can participate in the process all along the way through periodic updates and a special section on the "app" blog created precisely for this reason.

Additionally, Mrs. Collins asks that any supporter's individual needs be communicated directly to Mrs. Collins. She is a great listener and responds to inquiries and emails. Talk to her, feedback is key to a successful project!

Track record: While fulfillment of the Engraving for Nerds part one was a bit of a challenge (there are 92 generous supporters!), rewards were fulfilled with only a slight delay. According to the project's records, all rewards were shipped with (at most) a one week delay after the dates promised. (If anyone out there did NOT receive theirs, please, let Mrs. Collins know.)

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    Numbered, engraved "fonts trade card" for "The Complete Engraver" font set by Terrance Weinzierl, Monotype Imaging.

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    An original, hand engraved, type specimen page for Feldman or JMC Engraver. PLUS - numbered, engraved, "fonts trade card".

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    The Engraving4Nerds app once its fully developed and launches (projection date Spring 2014).

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    Download Minot, Jessica Hische's amazing new font!

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    Special VIP day pass to "Beauty of Engraving" at the International Printing Museum, 4/13/13. Includes being part of Mrs. Collins's own "team" for that day, all presentations, workshops, keepsakes, samples, and lunch.

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    50 engraved note cards with your very own custom monogram.

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    Beta test the new engraving app, Engraving4Nerds, as it wends its way through the development process. (12/2013 is the target date for beta testing, updates will come monthly so supports at this level can follow the progress.)

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