We are BRS Innovations, a start-up company, made up of three partners, who bring together over 15 years combined experience with X-ray imaging and project management for the military and police. Normally, we supply x-ray related equipment and services to for our customers, and we wanted to expand what we do, and get more experience imaging a variety of different items. As a start up in this field, we are looking for the advance support of people like you to help our project. Your contribution will allow us get new items to image, as well as upgrade our equipment, so we can make better higher resolution images.
Through the years working with the explosive disposal community, we have found that people are very interested in seeing what their favourite items look like under X-rays. Many of the items we imaged for the police or military looked amazing, which gave us the idea for X-Ray as art, and we started imaging items we think you’ll be interested in too.
We have prepared artwork images using x-ray imaging of everyday common items. These items each reveal an aspect that you normally cannot see on your own. This is the opportunity to see the inner parts of items you would not normally be able to see.
We have prepared artwork that fits into the following categories:
If you support our project, you will be given access to all the artwork prepared in a myriad of desktop and phone wallpaper sizes. You will receive each image produced across all the different categories, in sizes optimized for the most popular computers, phones, or tablets. These images will also be sent as a reward at all pledge levels!
As a special thank you, we will also be including your name in the Artbook as a noted supporter of our project. This thank you is included as a reward at all pledge levels.
Pledge Amount: $3, no extra shipping costs for international orders.
We are also making post card sized images available. The postcards will be 4.13” x 5.82” (105 mm x 148 mm), printed on 100 lb stock. Post cards are available in packages of 10, and you will be able to choose your images from across the four categories.
Pledge Amount: $10, please add $2 for all international shipping destinations outside North America.
eBook - Artbook
As part of our project, we will be producing a 50-page Artbook, containing all the images we've prepared for this project, and we will be making the Artbook available as a eBook. The eBook will be optimized for tablets and iPads.
Pledge Amount: $15, no extra shipping for international orders.
We are also offering an Artbook, or Coffee-Table Book, which will showcase all the various subjects we've imaged across all four categories. The artbook will be in standard portrait size, 8 in x 10 in, with a image wrapped hardcover, and 50 pages in total. It will feature all the images we’ve made across all four categories.
The artbooks will be printed by Blurb.com, who have a great reputation for high quality photo and image books, and we have personally used them before with impressive results. For this pledge level we will also be including an electronic copy of the Artbook, which will be optimized for viewing on tablets and iPads.
Additionally, we will be adding the names of all our backers to the artbook, as a thank-you for your support.
Pledge Amount: $60, no extra shipping costs for international orders.
Giclee Fine Art Prints
We are offering fine art digital prints, printed locally in Ottawa, Ontario, by a print shop that specializes in this type of digital art prints.
The artwork will be printed on 250 lb. metallic paper stock, sized at 18” x 24” (46 cm x 61 cm), and will be shipped rolled up in a tube for you to frame yourself.
Pledge Amount: $75, please add $20 for shipping to Europe, and $30 for shipping to all other international locations.
We will also be doing canvas prints, to be made by CanvasPop. CanvasPop is another great Ottawa based company, and they specialize in Canvas art and photo prints. The Canvas prints we are offering are 24" x 36" (61 cm x 91 cm), and will be unmounted or unframed.
Pledge Amount: $150, please add $20 for shipping to Europe, and $30 for shipping to all other international locations.
We are also bundling the Giclee prints, the artbook, and the post cards together as a reward. You will get 3 of the Giclee prints, as described above, with images of your choosing; as well as the Artbook, and 10 Post Cards. Just like all the other pledge levels, the bundle will also include the Desktop Wallpapers.
Pledge Amount: $250, please add $20 for shipping to Europe, and $30 for shipping to all other international locations.
This is your chance to own a one of a kind piece of art. We are offering pledges at this level the opportunity to customize an x-ray image of their choosing. You will be able to select the colour scheme used, as well as be able to invert the x-ray. All Monoprint rewards will be numbered and signed. We will work with you to create this one of a kind piece, and once printed, we will never produce another image like it, giving you a truly unique work of art. Additioanlly, each Monoprint comes matted and framed, ready to hang on your wall.
Pledge Amount: $500, please add $20 for shipping to Europe, and $30 for shipping to all other international locations.
Shipping to North America is included with all the pledge pricing.
For shipping to Europe, please add the following to your pledge accordingly:
Post Cards: $2
Artbook: No Extra Shipping Costs
Giclee and Canvas Prints: $20
For Shipping to all other International locations, including South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia, please add the following to your pledge accordingly:
Post Cards: $2
Artbook: No Extra Shipping Costs
Giclee and Canvas Prints: $30
We estimate it will take up to 3 months for us to finish production on all the images, receive all the pledge rewards (artbooks, prints, etc…), and ship all the rewards to our backers.
Risks and challenges
With every project there is always risk, both good and bad. For this particular project, all the non-stretch goal related artwork is complete. Some of the key risk items that we see are:
1. Delays in completion of the artwork. We have over 90 images created so far, and though we plan to create more depending on everyone's feedback from this Kickstarter, we will be limiting any other images to items we have easy access to. This will remove any risk for delays.
2. Errors in printing. To reduce the risk of any problems with the printers, we have carefully selected printers that we trust. We have chosen a printer local to us for the Giclee prints, which will allow us the hands on control over the prints we require. Additionally,we have selected Blurb.com for the artbook printing, who we have used before, and who provide a fantastic product.
We can ship worldwide. However, as we are based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; we have only budgeted for shipping to North America. For shipping outside North America, please add the required additional shipping costs to your pledge. You can also see our shipping map in our “What we are Offering” section, just below all the rewards.
The prints will come as flat prints. We’ve shopped around for framing options, but the cost of shipping such large items became too much, so we have elected to simply provide the flat print. Our backers using their own local framing company is the best pricing option.
First off, we will be fulfilling all the rewards promised, making sure everyone gets exactly what they have pledged towards. Any money left over will be put towards upgrading our equipment, so we can do more images at a higher resolution and quality.
Giclee Fine Art Print, printed on 250 lb. metallic paper stock, sized at 18” x 24” (46 cm x 61 cm), and shipped rolled up in a tube for you to frame yourself. Also includes the Desktop Wallpaper reward.
Monoprint, one of a kind piece of art. Image and colour scheme of your choosing. Giclee Fine Art Print on Metallic Paper, size: 24" x 36" (61 cm x 91 cm), matted and framed. Also includes the Desktop Wallpaper reward.