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$2,710
pledged of $55,000pledged of $55,000 goal
20
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 2 2016

About

We're back! Kickstarters successfully funded TUFFNotes in January 2015  by pledging over $16,000. To give back, the first 200 backers at $90+ will receive a FREE copy of a TUFFNotes waterproof notebook as a bonus. 

Eleven years ago, we struck out on a new adventure. That was to print a Bible that was waterproof. Why? Because Bibles would not stand up to the outdoors where we so often found ourselves. Five copies would have been great, but we quickly realized we had to print in bulk. So, The Outdoor Bible was born, and, like a lot of start-ups, the warehousing and final assembly was done right in our garage in suburban Atlanta, Ga.

Arrival / Organizing of our first product - The Outdoor Bible as a NASB New Testament in 2005
Arrival / Organizing of our first product - The Outdoor Bible as a NASB New Testament in 2005

 

Our first assembly table
Our first assembly table

During the design phase of The Outdoor Bible, I, Bobby Bardin, distinctly remember having a conversation with my wife Anna, our designer and typesetter, that the font had to be smaller to make the text fit on a certain size press sheet. She, however, was pressing for a larger font. Since then we have:

  • published all of our inventoried Bibles with a 7 or 8 point font
  • changed our brand to Waterproof Bible
  • long outgrown our garage
  • published close to 65 different items with worldwide distribution
  • consistently had customers request a large print edition

 

 

This patented* combination of components makes the Waterproof Bible stain resistant, tear resistant, and long lasting. The YUPO® synthetic paper we use has an opacity of 88.5% and a whiteness of 96% which gives the text an ultra clear appearance. This is leaps and bounds better than a typical Bible paper** which has an opacity of 79% and a whiteness of 80.

Love to artistically journal in your Bible? Love to take notes? This could possibly become your favorite journaling Bible. Why? It all starts with YUPO® synthetic paper, which does not:

  •  tear
  • need gesso or any other page prep
  • warp or wrinkle with wet art supplies
  • allow inks or paints to bleed through the page.

Nothing soaks into this YUPO® synthetic paper, so whatever art supplies you use, they will need to air dry so that they do not smudge. Pencil and ball point pen are the best instruments for note taking. We recommend testing your various art supplies and methods to see which work best, and supplies that are solvent based should not be used over the text as they can remove the text from the page.

 

With your help, we can finish the process to publish our first large print Waterproof Bible. Our typesetting decisions have been made, and you can see the way the pages will look below. Just to be clear, we are making no changes to the KJV text but simply typesetting the text in a single column paragraph format. We have used each of our vendors for many years, so the history we have with them will keep production risks to a minimum. Now, we're just in need of funding to keep going.

Once this campaign reaches its funding goal, we will complete the typesetting process and have the funds to produce the minimum 500 units. Consider this a limited edition Waterproof Bible as this item may not enter our product line as a supported product. So, this might be your only chance to get a copy. Pledge and share today! Sharing this campaign today will help ensure this KJV Journaling Large Print becomes an ongoing product. 

The basic components of this edition will be the same as our current Waterproof Bibles found online and in Christian retail stores worldwide, but this edition will be our most feature rich Waterproof Bible to date. How? Each copy will have a 2" outside margin, utilize the lightest weight paper available, and include an imitation goat skin slip cover with 3 ribbon markers. The slip cover is designed to fit this edition like a glove and will be available in black or brown.

 

 

 

 

Yes, our Waterproof Bibles are fit to literally go anywhere (though they do not have to) for you to engage with God's Word. Over the years, we have kept a mental log of how folks use their Waterproof Bibles, and we have heard everything from:

  • Using as an everyday Bible because of its long lasting construction
  • Reading in the tub, by the pool, at the beach, or while scuba diving
  • Reading in a tree stand or hunting blind
  • Taking on mission trips or to summer camp
  • Reading with little kids or by people with physical disabilities
  • Reading at the breakfast or dinner table or the coffee shop
  • How or where will you use your KJV Journaling Large Print Bible?

 When we say waterproof, we really mean waterproof, and with this feature comes extremely durable paper. Watch how traditional Bible paper is destroyed by a small stream of water, and how YUPO® paper stands up to a deluge.

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Plus we bind our Waterproof Bibles using a proven double method system. We first sew our book blocks together in signatures, then we lock them to the cover by glueing the cover directly to the spine.  

  • Trim Size: 8.25" x 11" x 2"
  • Margins: 2" outside, .25" top, .625" gutter, .625" bottom
  • Weight: 4 lbs. 6 oz.
  • Smyth sewn signatures with cover glued directly to spine*
  • High quality imitation goat skin slip cover with 3 ribbon markers
  • Page Count: ≈1080
  • KJV Text, Single column Paragraph format
  • Type size: 11 point
  • Presentation Page

 

We have set the budget for this campaign based on a print run of 500 copies. This is the minimum number of copies that we will be able to produce, and our 11 year history should serve you well to keep the project within budget and delivered on time.

  • $43,500 = typeset, print, bind, & final assembly of 500 copies
  • $6,000 = shipping supplies, handling and postage
  • $5,500 = Kickstarter & Stripe fees

 

 

 

Many thanks to Laura S., Randy & Stacey G., and Greg Womble for their help in producing our video.

* This book binding process is a patented process covered under US patent 6,773,034.

** The comparison paper is Twin Rivers Paper Company's 22# Frontier Opaque.

  • YUPO® is a registered trademark of Yupo Corporation America
  • ESV® is a registered trademark of Crossway
  • NIV® is a registered trademark of Biblica, Inc.
  • NKJV® is a registered trademark of HARPERCOLLINS CHRISTIAN PUBLISHING, INC.

 

Risks and challenges

With 11 years of successful publishing behind us, the main challenges that we may face would be a typesetting, production or port delays. The typesetting challenge may arise in fitting all of the text into our estimated page count. While we have given ourselves a buffer, you never know the final page count until every last word is in place. Production and port delays have historically ranged from 2-4 weeks. If they arise with this project as well, we will keep you informed via updates along the way.

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