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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 25 2018 3:20 AM UTC +00:00
$2,879
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
62
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 25 2018 3:20 AM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

BrushDoc™ is a new and exciting invention for storing your paint brushes. Your brushes can now be stored vertically with tips down to allow gravity to drain excess paint and cleaning solutions out of the brush and ferrule.

Also, your brushes will now be well organized and readily accessible. 

Please Join our campaign by pledging a reward appropriate for you.... AND SPREAD THE WORD -- If we reach our stretch goal you receive twice the number of BrushDocs™ in your reward!!

Simply peal off a protective film from the foam tape and attach to the back of your BrushDoc™, then peal again and press your BrushDoc™ against a clean surface to attach. 

Easily Snap your brushes onto patent pending BrushDoc™ to securely store them as gravity drains leftover paint and cleaning solutions out -- preserving the shape and integrity of your bristles.

BrushDoc™ includes 8 convenient brush clips to cover the full range of brush handle sizes commonly used. Quality paint brushes are very costly and easy to destroy -- now we artists have an inexpensive way to extend their lives.

SAVE YOUR BRISTLES…  SAVE YOUR BRUSHES...SAVE MONEY!

One idea we have for packaging. We have a few ideas for packaging. This one is at the top of the list (colors still being debated).

Packaging Mock-up for retailers. One possible display carton:

Shown below is a final 3D printed prototype (more than 20 versions were generated in our optimization process). The part design is complete for molders to proceed once we give the go-ahead.

 The best way to store brushes on your easel uprights is at an angle of 15°-20° tips downward.

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Also - A great way to display brushes you're selling while also displaying BrushDoc™ for sale. Display shown at Side Street Gallery, San Clemente, CA.

Reaching our Stretch Goal allows for mass production of BrushDoc™ using a multi-cavity mold, and reduces our part cost sufficient for 2 BrushDocs™ in each Package! Whatever number of BrushDoc™ Packages you choose for your reward, if we reach our Stretch Goal you will be rewarded with two BrushDocs™ in each package, doubling your total number of BrushDocs™ for your donation.

Reaching our Goal results in an expected BrushDoc™ Package MSRP of $12.62 (one BrushDoc™), but with the larger production of the Stretch Goal we have an expected BrushDoc™ Package MSRP of $9.42 (two BrushDocs™ in each Package).

Backers representing clubs or art stores looking for a really great deal, your lowest cost for each BrushDoc™ is the Michelangelo level. Imagine only $1.85 for each BrushDoc™, value that will not be seen later,

Risks and challenges

When it comes to creating a completely new product, I anticipate some hesitation in a few people, thinking "how good will it work"?. "How do I know this will be the right product for me"?

We hope our videos answer these questions. If you are an artist painting fine art we know this is the right product for you!

Our BrushDoc™ design is complete, CAD files are ready to start mold design. Preliminary packaging and artwork has been designed.

Free shipping to US only. Shipping outside of United States to be paid by backer.

SCHEDULE -- Our Key Milestones
Early Concepts June 2017 Completed
Early Prototypes August 2017 Completed
Initial Costing Studies September 2017 Completed
Develop Final Design October 2017 Completed
Prototype Final Design November 2017 Completed
Evaluate Final 3D Print December 2017 Completed
Plan Kickstarter Campaign January 2018 Completed
Design Final Packaging February 2018
Initiate Mold Design February 2018
Place Orders for All Elements March 2018
Approve Molded BrushDoc™ April 2018
Begin BrushDoc™ Package Assy May 2018
Complete Assy All Packages June 2018
Complete all Shipments July 2018

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    Van Gogh

    Receive an Honorable Mention and shout out on our website. Let the world know that you'd like to see BrushDocs™ in production!

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    Delacroix

    1 BrushDoc™ Package
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    Cezanne

    2 BrushDoc™ packages.
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    O'Keefe

    4 BrushDoc™ packages.
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    Vermeer

    12 BrushDoc™ packages. (1 Carton)
    Comes with mounting tape, cleaning swab and instructions. Each package contains two BrushDocs™ if Stretch Goal is reached! Free shipping to US.

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    Renoir

    24 BrushDoc™ packages. (2 Cartons)
    Comes with mounting tape, cleaning swab and instructions. Each package contains two BrushDocs™ if Stretch Goal is reached! Free shipping to US.

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    Raphael

    48 BrushDoc™ packages. (4 Cartons)
    Comes with mounting tape, cleaning swab and instructions. Each package contains two BrushDocs™ if Stretch Goal is reached! Free shipping to US.

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    Picasso

    144 BrushDoc™ packages. (12 Cartons)
    Comes with mounting tape, cleaning swab and instructions. Each package contains two BrushDocs™ if Stretch Goal is reached! Free shipping to US.

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    Monet

    288 BrushDoc™ Packages. (24 Cartons)
    Comes with mounting tape, cleaning swab and instructions. Each Package contains two BrushDocs™ if Stretch Goal is reached!
    (2 shipping cases). Free shipping to US.

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    Original - "GREYVITOS"

    Original oil painting by Bryan Prince. Race horse Greyvitos, winner of Springboard Mile, survivor of the tragic fire at San Luis training center north of San Diego, CA.

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    Michelangelo

    720 BrushDoc™ packages. (60 Cartons)
    Comes with mounting tape, cleaning swab and instructions. Each package contains two BrushDocs™ if Stretch Goal is reached!
    (5 Cases). Free shipping to US.

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Funding period

- (30 days)