Use this space to cheer the creator along, ask questions, and talk to your fellow backers. Please remember to be respectful and considerate. Thanks!
You were sent an email on May 04, 2012 that had your redemption code and instructions for ordering your Starter kit reward. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need us to resend you a redemption code and ordering instructions. We don't check this page that often, so please email us for a faster response.
I pledged $50, but have still not received anything, in spite of a followup email. Anybody else not received their 'pledge gift'?
Thanks for contacting us. It is not unrealistic to get your 11"x17" (not 11"x14".. :) by the middle of May. We have been telling folks that they will be able to redeem their woodblock rewards after the site is live in April, but if you already have a design ready we can do it sooner. We could also make you a second block before then. The thickness of the blocks are 3/8". Will you be using it in a letterpress? Images should be at least 300dpi or larger. The golden rule of laser engraving is: quality in = quality out. A higher quality image makes a higher quality woodblock. Your design needs to be purely black and white with no grayscales! A PDF or a PNG would work best for us. We will have all kinds of image and file tips and requirements once the site is live. Please contact us at: etchpop(at)gmail.com and we can continue the discussion of your blocks over email. Thanks again Bill!
Marshall & Chester,
Congratulations on reaching (and exceeding) your goal. Now I see you're going to be VERY busy cutting over 519 blocks. My question involves the timing. Is it too unrealistic to expect my 11" x 14" block by the middle of May? I'm planning for it to be part of an exhibition in early June. Also, would it be possible to buy a second block at this time or would I need to wait until all the pledges are filled. Also, I don't see an answer to Candice Kim's question about the thickness of the block itself - is it "type high" (industry standard of 0.918") or are they 3/4" thick or something other? And Mustard's question about image requirements is also something that I would like to know. What kind of image files will you be needing? If this works out like I think it will, I would become a regular customer. Wishing you all the best of success, I am
The backer survey's have only been sent out to the $2 Thank you card backers. We'll be sending out backer survey's to other pledging levels soon! :)
I never received a backer survey!
Our web development team is working away on our website as we speak! We will be posting an update introducing you all to them soon. We are still on track to having the site go live at the end of February/beginning of March, and you'll be able to order your custom woodblock then! Thanks for the support and stay tuned for more updates!
Keep us all posted...can't wait for my ONE 4" x 6" etchpop woodblock. Will we still be able to order the custom woodblock once the website goes live?
MORE THAN DOUBLE! Sweet! Congratulations!
Woohoo! Successfully funded.... Congrats to Marshall and Chester!
Any idea what the dpi requirements will be on the images that are submitted? I have already started working on my two blocks.
$13, 610 this morning!!! Great! You rocked it Guys! Congrats!
Will these be type-high (the height of a piece of lead type, standardized as 0.918 inches)?
If you would like, I can volunteer my services as a professional graphic designer for fliers. You just give me the information you want on it and I'll get to work! I could supply the finished product as a pdf that you could sent to people to print out. I think this is a fantastic idea and believe you will do well. I just want to help out. You can see my portfolio at www.erinknolan.com
Marshall - I want to help you with fund-raising. Do you have an informational flyer for distribution?! Talking to people about your project works SO much better if you have an informational flyer to give them that references them back to here and etchpop.com. If you don't already have one, please make one, and I want a large handful of them. Getting them this week would be VERY good. I'll be seeing a lot of people this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I'm sure I can get some bites if I have flyers. (You can give them to Tricia and I'll pick them up from her.) Thanks and love you!
This is a pretty neat idea! I have a lot of ideas to make some cool prints, but don't have the means to make the blocks myself. This would be great for me! Good luck!