StickQuik Big Magnetic Bands: Organize & Keep Things Handy
StickQuik's popular magnetic bands are designed with a larger diameter and a stronger Rare Earth magnet. Made with recyclable material.
About Our Project:
After our successful launch of StickQuik Bands, we’ve had a lot of feedback both from our backers and from people we’ve met at various shows and events. The two main comments we’ve received are: When are you coming out with larger bands & when will you have more colors? We finally can say yes to those two questions with this Kickstarter project.
For those new to our handy little product, StickQuik Bands™ are a Patent-Pending accessory that offers the user instant, handy access and organization for tools, utensils or implements of any kind.
Our new StickQuik Big Bands™ are made to snugly fit any ferrous or non-ferrous tool, socket or utensil handle. StickQuik Big Bands™ come in .750" (19.05 mm) diameter to accommodate larger diameter items that our original bands couldn’t handle.
StickQuik Big Bands™ are made of high grade TPR that is embedded with rare earth magnets, the strongest permanent magnets available. TPR was chosen for its durability and elasticity.
We've also made an upgrade to the Rare Earth magnets we use in all of our StickQuik Band™ sizes. The magnets are now coated (gold colored instead of metallic) to prevent any possible corrosion.
Why TPR instead of silicone like our previous versions? There were two driving factors: Making StickQuik Bands greener and making them more inexpensive. We wanted to make our StickQuik products greener than just the recyclable paper and plastic we use in its packaging. TPR is a more easily recyclable material and also has better chemical resistance to Acids and Bases than silicone. Plus TPR is lower in cost than silicone, making the product less expensive.
The Rare Earth magnets in our StickQuik Big Bands™ are larger and stronger than our smaller sized bands. Our new Big Bands can hold heavier objects as compared to what our original sizes hold.
Disk and Strip Accessories
If you don’t have anything metal to have the bands stick to, some of the rewards will have the option to get the bands with 1” adhesive metal disks or 12” metal strips that have adhesive tape, screw hole or pegged mounting styles, so you can stick them anywhere.
Extra Discs and Strips will be available if the pledge you have doesn't have accessories. When our survey goes out add $6.00 per 6 pack of Adhesive 1" Metal Disks or $4.75 per 12" Metal Strip. Adhesive, Screw Hole or Pegged mounting styles available for strips.
See Chart below for Disk & Strip Colors and Graphics.
Why Kickstarter Again?
We loved the experience we had with Kickstarter! We still love seeing others who have great ideas that they want to share with everyone. We love seeing the energy Kickstarters put into their projects. We also had fun cross promoting with other projects and sharing ideas and learning from the other project creators. Like our previous project, we’ve self-funded up to this point and have taken it as far as we can.
To make our bands greener, we had to change manufacturers, as our last one doesn't handle TPR. Our new manufacturer has been in business for 50+ years and have the experience to deliver a great product. They handle the tooling for the mold and the injecting. There is no wasted time sending the tooling out and waiting for it to come back.
The $30,000 goal is to fund new tooling costs for TPR, raw materials and initial production costs, allowing us to meet our minimum order quantities.
How StickQuik Bands™ Began
To learn the history of our bands, please check out our last campaign by clicking here.
Late April 2016
• StickQuik Big Band™ campaign for Kickstarter is launched
• Project Funds
• Funds Clear
• Order final tooling for mold. Estimated time for tool completion is 2-4 weeks.
• Order all materials for band production
• Tooling for mold completed
• StickQuik Big Band manufacturing begins. Estimated completion time is 2-3 weeks.
• We receive first batch of finished product.
• Product tested for quality control
• We pack and ship out pledges to all of our KS backers
End August 2016
• Domestic (US) KS Supporters receive their pledge awards.
Risks and challenges
We have spent the last 18 months designing, refining and testing our new StickQuik Big Bands™. Like our previous bands, we are confident with its form and function. The prototype phase for StickQuik Big Bands™ has insured us that there will be no issues in manufacturing during the final production.
As in our first campaign, we will be accountable to all of our backers. When the project funds, we will be transparent, each step of the way, by providing our backers with regular updates.
The only risks we can see would be natural disasters that could cause materials shortages or shipping delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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