About this project
Hi, my name is Steve Holub. I'm a vinyl record collector, music fan, and the inventor of Records on Walls. I needed a way to both display AND play my records. I wanted it to be attractive and easy to install. This lead me on a path to inventing Records On Walls.
The idea was pretty cool, but the frame didn't become awesome until people started getting creative with the design of their record displays.
Now I'm ready to bring this product from my basement to the international market, but only with your help. I need to buy a mold to create the new version of Records On Walls, which fits all 12 inch record albums. I'm also hoping to establish European and international distribution, so everyone can enjoy this product at a reasonable price. Your help is truly appreciated!!
MY STORYIn 2010, I came up with the idea for Records On Walls. My educational background wasn't in design or manufacturing, but I wouldn't let that stop me. I was obsessed with producing this invention, convinced that it solved the problems I was having with displaying my record collection.
After several design iterations and prototypes, I developed the first version of Records On Walls, and started shipping them from my basement to North American customers. Although feedback for the product was great, there was still room for improvement and its time for a new iteration of the frame that can be universally used. If you want to read more about the history of the product, you can read an extended blog post here.
WHY I NEED YOUR HELP
When I developed the first version of the record frame, I designed it for my collection and used measurements from my North American record collection. Some European album covers are slightly shorter, and the first iteration of the frame was not designed to fit them.
With your help, I can fix this! I will be making these and some other design changes that will ensure that Records On Walls fits all 12 inch records perfectly. Aesthetically, the frame will look and function the same, but the design change will require the purchase of a new mold, which is expensive, and the primary reason for this campaign.
My long term goal is to reduce the price on these frames, which can be achieved through the new tool and by warehousing the product closer to you. Establishing international production and distribution is expensive, and by backing this project, you will be making the frame available everywhere. Your help is truly appreciated!
Most backer levels are for quantities of record frames. That's because the product works best when used in conjunction with other frames. One frame by itself is great for a 'now playing' display above your turntable, but the biggest benefit is when you can curate your record collection using several frames.
Currently, all frames will be offered in Black or White only. More color options will be added as stretch goals during the length of the campaign. If stretch goals are reached, then new colors will be made available to ALL backers.
Every pledge level will also have access to the campaign news as it happens and get public thanks sent out on social media and/or the Records On Walls website. You can also expect some video blogs about the campaign progress as well.
To produce the new version of this product, I will be partnering with a high quality plastic manufacturing company to help create the new design and injection mold for the frame. I've had experience producing the first version of this product, and will be able to improve on the production process going forward, with your help. Once the campaign is successful, you can expect the product to be delivered by April, 2014. Note, please add an extra month or two for European and Australian backers, to account for shipping times.
If you have any question, please don't hestitate to contact me via Kickstarter, twitter (@RecordsOnWalls), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!
Risks and challenges
I want my product to be available to the people around the world that have asked for it and this campaign is the way I can acheive this goal. I have experience with producing the first version of Records On Walls and it taught me the ups and downs of the manufacturing industry. This new iteration requires international production and distribution which I have not done before. I have factored in this learning curve into my production time and I'm up for the challenge and am confident that I can deliver the product to you in a timely manner! Thanks, Steve HolubLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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