GlowWormz started just recently when I was visiting colleges with my brother. We noticed that more than half of the students we saw working were on some type of Mac notebook. It also seemed that all of those Mac's were void of any individuality, spirit, or personality. This was easy to notice as we repeatedly saw the same bright Apple logo which grabbed our attention on its boring aluminum backing. That is when we thought that we could possibly utilize that attention grabbing "Apple Beacon" as the source to provide a unique personalization to our computers.
We had seen stickers that used the light as part of a bigger more elaborate decal, but we wanted to stay within the boundaries of the logo. The uniqueness is within the simplicity. We wanted a sticker that could leverage the ever-illuminated fruit. That is when we came up the idea of adding a translucent worm lit up by the iconic logo. We call them GlowWormz.
We designed and printed a rough prototype on a plain sheet of paper and taped it onto the apple of my Macbook Pro, which lit up underneath it. Though very crude, it was a proof of concept and the start to our project. After furthering our prototype with local printing companies, we came to our ultimate designs. With our final prototype in hand, we eventually hit a road block as our partners did not have the ability to carry the project to full production. Given that we couldn’t source locally we expanded a nation wide search for a printing company able to handle our project requirements. After considerable searching we found a sticker company based in Ohio to partner with and produce GlowWormz.
That’s where you come in Kickstarter! In order to bring GlowWormz to life, we need to raise $1,200 to fulfill the company’s minimum order and fund the first production run of GlowWormz in 5 different styles/sets. Being able to initially print 5 different sets allows us to have enough choices to preserve our original goal of providing unique personality for your mac, with GlowWormz. Please show your support and pledge to help these worms break out of their cocoons and on to your computer.
How it Works
To create most vinyl stickers, colored ink is printed on an opaque white vinyl backing which acts as a base layer. The base layer works to make the translucent ink stand out on top of the white backing. We have specifically designed GlowWormz to be printed using a clear vinyl which is void of the white base layer and allows the ink to remain translucent on top. Because GlowWormz are placed on the apple light, the white apple acts as a base underneath the sticker to intensify the colors whether the light is on or off. With GlowWormz stickers, the light that sources them is produced from the base, so there is nothing in-between the sticker and the light to cause dilution.
- Clear Vinyl Sticker Lets Light Pass Through
- Glossy Finish to Match the Mac's Plastic Over the Light
- 1 Size Fits All Mac Models
- Made in the USA
- Sent in 100% Recycled Envelopes
- (32 days)