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Vintage letterpress calendar with a clean, modern taste. Printed on luxurious Crane's Lettra cotton paper. Made in USA.
Vintage letterpress calendar with a clean, modern taste. Printed on luxurious Crane's Lettra cotton paper. Made in USA.
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I hope this day finds you well!

Modern technologies have put many things, literally, into the “cloud.”  They have given us many digital conveniences but they have also made us rather detached from our own physical world.  Take the calendar as an example.  To view a nice calendar with minimalistic designs, many of us would need to pull out our smart phones and navigate through our touch screens.  

Instead, wouldn’t it be nice to glance at the corner of your desk and see an elegantly designed letterpress calendar?  The 2013 Quolendar brings the natural beauty, sights, and touch of life…to your life.

The 2013 Quolendar is a hand-crafted letterpress desk calendar that combines vintage design with a clean, modern look.  Each month reveals a carefully selected quote that is sometimes humorous, sometimes inspirational. It’s simply meant to put a smile on your face or give you that extra motivation in life to do the things you want.

Twelve months plus whole year = 13 cards total.  

Letterpress printing is largely a hand-made form of art.  Each print is special and individually made. Texts and images are pressed one color at a time onto the supple cotton paper.  Each actual calendar will look very slightly different due to this unique feature! 

(Please note: colors render differently on computer monitors and in real life.  In real life, its simply delicious looking!)

(Please note: stand is a bonus for the first 50 backers only)
(Please note: stand is a bonus for the first 50 backers only)

How will your support help us fulfill this project? 

Your pledge dollars will be used to pay for the actual photopolymer printing plates, cotton paper, Pantone matching ink, printing labor, and other production costs.

Right now, my team has the digitally printed prototype of the calendar. 

We have also paid the required deposit to secure the necessary materials and to start the letterpress production.  With successful funding, the anticipated arrival date of the calendars is early to mid December 2012. As soon as we get the packs of goodies from the press, we will package and ship the calendars to you right away!  We will do our best to get the calendars to as many backers as possible before the New Year.  Specific updates will be announced promptly.

If you enjoy this project, please help us share it with your family, friends, and peers.

You can like us on Facebook or even send us a message!

Your trust and support are greatly appreciated!

Risks and challenges

Although our design challenges have been overcome, a number of other challenges still remain. Our designs have been submitted to the press for proof and for production of the photopolymer printing plates. The initial deposit has been paid to hold and secure our place in the print shop's production queue.

The risks and challenges now are:
- Letterpress printing is labor intensive and requires a lot of manual work. There is always the possibility that some mechanical parts of the letterpress machine may need additional adjustments and time to process. However, we are highly confident that our press will deliver quality letterpress on time as they have been experts in the craft for more than half a century.
- To meet and follow-up with our printing press on a regular basis to make sure that the letterpress quality is consistent and spanking beautiful! The drive to our press is more than 100 miles away, so transportation and communication do become real obstacles.
- To earn the love of enough backers to make this whole project become reality!

Your support and trust are greatly valued!

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    High Five! We will postal mail you a personal, hand written thank you note. We will also include one of our favorite quotes in the letter just for you!

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