Pen Uno and Pencil Uno are perhaps the most minimal and thinnest writing instruments in the market. The design aims to be elegant and discreet focusing on the details and essential components.
They are machined out of space-grade aluminum anodized in five distinct colors: gold, rose gold, red, black, and space grey.
The new Pen Uno is the second generation of our pen, which received more than 1000 Kickstarter supporters. Thanks to their feedback we have improved the pen and designed an accessory to transform it into Pencil Uno – a mechanical pencil. When a pen it uses the famous Hi-Tec C Coleto gel ink cartridge, which provides a fluid and dynamic writing experience.
PEN TO PENCIL
To transform the pen into a standard 0.5mm mechanical pencil you only need to switch two components. In this campaign you will be able to get a pen, a pen with a pencil converter kit or a full pen and pencil as a set.
CAP/HOLDING BARREL MECHANISM
Pen Uno’s holding barrel is wider (similar to a standard pencil) to provide a comfortable writing experience. This barrel also doubles as a cap to protect the pen tip when not in use. A few twists of the barrel will open and close the pen.
HI-TEC C COLETO INK CARTRIDGE
The Hi-Tec C Coleto gel ink cartridge is one of the most beloved refills available today. It is very reliable and provides one of the best writing experiences. It is widely available, inexpensive, and comes in a variety of colors and lineweights including 0.25mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm, and 0.5mm.
As a mechanical pencil, Pencil Uno requires regular 0.5mm leads- widely available in different softness and colors.
Length: 14 cm / 5.5 in
Width (body): 5.3 mm / 0.20 in
Width (holding barrel-cap): 7.9 mm / 0.31 in (similar to a standard pencil)
Weight: 7.5 gm / 0.26 oz (similar to a standard pencil)
Many backers have asked for a blue pen/pencil because it can be useful when differentiating ink colors - and we already have black and red available!
Blue will be a color option if we reach $30,000 in funding. Please help us get there by pledging and sharing the campaign on your Facebook page - Thank you!
ENSSO is a small design studio established in 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The studio is run by two designers trained as architects. Our main goal is to rethink everyday objects and transform them into beautiful pieces that inspire our world. The studio has received several recognitions including the Red Dot award, the Good Design Award, and the ICFF award.
Risks and challenges
We need your help to make this set of writing instruments a reality. With your support we will be able to cover expensive mass production molds and meet minimum order quantities. We have tested tenths of prototypes, secured one of the best manufacturers for precision instruments in metal, and are ready to start production.
Our main challenge is to achieve our funding goal. With our experience in the last campaign we are very capable of running an excellent production and deliver the rewards in time.
Please let us know if you have any questions, we are looking forward to creating these products.
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