Hey Backers !
Sorry this update is long overdue. We've had lots going on the pen front in the last couple of weeks. Including a few issues on the legal side of things with our fabricators. Luckily we were able to refocus them on the task at hand, which is delivering our initial purchase order (your pens).
- we just sent out a shipment of 300 pens yesterday.
- 480 pens are arriving later today that we will QC (quality control) + pack and have sent out by Friday.
- 480 pens are being shipped to us on Friday and should arrive by next week for us to QC + pack. Those should be sent out by the end of next week.
After these batches (so by the end of next week), we will have shipped approximately 2497 pens. We are ALMOST at the half way mark! Again we wish this number was higher, but we are getting much closer.
This is a revised schedule from our fabricators with the shipping dates of when pens will ship from the factory to our studio for QC + packing:
30-Apr-12 - 480 pens
16‐May‐12 - 480 pens
29‐May‐12 - 480 pens
11‐Jun‐12 - 480 pens
23‐Jun‐12 - 480 pens
7‐Jul‐12 - 480 pens
23‐Jul‐12 - 480 pens
7‐Aug‐12 - 494 pens
21‐Aug‐12 - Fill remaining pens that were rejected in QC if < 500
13 4‐Sep‐12 Fill remaining pens that were rejected in QC if < 1000
Yes we know we will hit the 1-year mark if that is how the schedule stays. Yes that sounds just as insane to us as it does to you. But hey, this pen is over-engineered all the way to crazy land and will last lifetimes!
Just a side note... You will NOT see any changes reflected in the tracking app until we receive an updated spreadsheet from the fulfillment company after shipping these batches. We will get this done as fast as we can.
You will get an email with your tracking info once your pen ships.
Once we have seen consistency and reliability with receiving pens we will update the shipping application to reflect an estimated ship date. We are still waiting for this consistency to publish this, without it it's a pretty meaningless indicator.
Sweet drawings! serious.
check out doodles : http://pentype-a.tumblr.com/
submit your own Pen Type-A doodles : http://pentype-a.tumblr.com/submit
Or if it is easier for you to email us: cwandt[at]cwandt[dot]com
Thanks for your continued patience with us and this project!
We can't even begin to tell you how much your support has meant to us over the last few months. There have been lots of hurdles, and learning experiences we never expected would come out of this. We can't wait to get to the finish and see where Pen Type-A gets spit out into the world.
A window into our studio
Check out some repetitive motion repetitive motion with our little stop motion video we made with our friends from Studio Neat's app called frameographer. (you might have heard of them because they make awesome + are kickstarter famous) weeeeee!
Big hugs and loads of love,
che-wei + taylor