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Undocking's a breeze and it works with cases. Built at a whole new level of quality with a beautifully minimal design.
Undocking's a breeze and it works with cases. Built at a whole new level of quality with a beautifully minimal design.
Undocking's a breeze and it works with cases. Built at a whole new level of quality with a beautifully minimal design.
12,521 backers pledged $1,464,706 to help bring this project to life.

Custom Lasering



We are moving some logistical mountains to make lasering available on an external site, after Kickstarter and before we ship the Docks. All backers will be emailed the details at that time.  You do not have to decide now, but you do have to back any Docks you would want.

The company we are partnering with to do this does production laser marking for Leatherman, Santa Cruz, LensBaby and many other top companies in our area.

The laser leaves a matte silver mark.  On the bead blasted Docks, it leaves a nice subtle look. On the Matte Black and Limited Edition colors, it has more contrast. You can put your design on the front, top or both. 

For one position (front or top), the setup is $30 + $12 per dock. For both positions it is $50 + $20 per dock. So for example, if you wanted to put your startup’s logo on the front of 3 docks you backed, it would be $66 total.

You will need to provide artwork in one of these formats:

  • PNG: Black on white, or black on a transparent background. 
  • JPEG: Black on white 

The lasering is 600dpi, so should have your graphics at that level if possible. 300dpi will work fine, it just has less detail. Anyone that knows Photoshop or Illustrator can help you with this in a few seconds.

On the web interface (which unfortunately will be in Flash), you will be able to upload and place/scale the artwork where you want it on the dock.

Sample lasering we made for Panic on the front and top.

In other news...

I first learned of Kickstarter when I saw the meteoric rise of Scott Wilson’s LunTik Watches and I knew instantly I was going to do a project on here. 

We surpassed that project's record-breaking funding yesterday. I hope our project can inspire people like his did for me.

Scott also has another project on Kickstarter - a machined aluminum iPad Stylus that cleverly doubles as a normal pen. Funding ends in less than 24 hours, so get yours soon - LunaTik Touch Pen.

And again, owe it all to you backers for making this project happen.

Thank you,



    1. Scotty Vernon on February 15, 2012

      Argh. I was so confused by all the posts, i've added the etching costs to my pledge amount. Have i lost that money?

    2. Casey Hopkins + ElevationLab Creator on February 13, 2012

      We are working on a website that will let you upload your art to laser it on any Docks you have backed. Do not add it to your pledge amount, you will pay for it on that site. So you do not have to do anything until we have that site rolling. Thx.

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      Glenn McQuaig on February 13, 2012

      Lots of posts and more questions about the confusion regarding Casey's answer to Eric's question...Casey, would you please clear this up?

    4. Secretss on February 12, 2012

      Thanks, Jeff! That cleared up the costs. :D But your second answer has confused me. Looking at Eric's question "Do we need to add the additional laser engraving costs to our pledge or will we be making an additional payment after the Kickstarter is complete?" and Casey's reply "No, that would make it more complicated than it already is, it will be completely separate." I assumed we didn't have to adjust our pledge amount to account for engraving (only adjust if we want more docks).

    5. Michael Christensen on February 11, 2012

      Will we get an email, asking us if we want engraving, when you start producing? Or should we sign up for it now or?

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      jeff on February 11, 2012

      Secretss: The engraving costs are split up like this.
      Machine setup fee for one position (top or front, you choose): $30
      Machine setup fee for both positions (top and front): $50
      Now once the machine has been set up, you pay for the actual engraving work.
      Engraving one position: $12
      Engraving both position: $20
      Then to do more docks with the same logo, you just pay for the engraving work again. You don't have to pay for the machine setup fee again. Therefore to get 3 docks engraved with the same logo in the same position, it will cost $30 (setup) + $12 (dock 1) + $12 (dock 2) + $12 (dock 3) = $66

      For your 2nd post/question, the only thing you have to do right now is decide if you want the engraving done and adjust your backing pledge accordingly for the new cost as I detailed above.
      So, say you have selected to have just a single dock in the basic glass bead finish which normally costs $59. If you wanted the engraving on it in one position, you would increase your pledge by $42 for a total of $101.

      You do not need to make the artwork or upload it yet. That is still to come when the website is updated.

      Hope that all makes sense now.

    7. Secretss on February 11, 2012

      Am I right to say that all we have to do right now is 1) decide if we want engraving, 2) decide on the artwork if we want it, 3) create the digital file for the artwork, and if this engraving thing makes us want more docks, 4) adjust the number of docks we want to back? Right now we don't have to pay for engraving, express desire for engraving, or submit artwork for engraving, at least not until a month or so later when Casey gives instructions for uploading the artwork to a web interface. I think I got that right eh? :)

    8. Secretss on February 11, 2012

      I'm not understanding the maths. It's $42 for one instance of engraving. How does that make $66 for a total of 3 instances of engraving on 3 docks? Secondly, why are the engraving costs split into two parts each: 30 and 12, and 50 and 20?

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      Glenn McQuaig on February 10, 2012

      Casey, have the same questions as Eric, and I'm still confused. If we want engraving, do we need to go in and change our backing amount or not?


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      Ryan Gleason on February 10, 2012

      For those that bought a logo on the Brandon Eck kickstarter project, it would be cool to have that done with the laser as well. Thanks for the laser option!

    11. 7ucky on February 10, 2012

      Hugo, you should be able to change your pledge amount any time before the project is funded - all you have to do is click the blue "Manage Your Pledge" button and change the amount. Proceed through the Amazon payment system and your reward will be changed!

    12. Swappy Touch on February 10, 2012

      Hi Cassey – We at Swappy Touch are very excited by your great success and find great inspiration from you, we take our hats off to you sir all the best for the future

      Team Swappy Touch

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      Zac Wollons on February 9, 2012

      you have a few more minutes to enjoy your kickstarter record!

    14. Hugo Arellano on February 9, 2012

      I want to get two Docks but i cant change my reward..Help

    15. Casey Hopkins + ElevationLab Creator on February 9, 2012

      Eric - No, that would make it more complicated than it already is, it will be completely separate.

    16. Eric Hwang on February 9, 2012

      Thanks Casey! I can't wait. Question for clarification: Do we need to add the additional laser engraving costs to our pledge or will we be making an additional payment after the Kickstarter is complete?

    17. Casey Hopkins + ElevationLab Creator on February 9, 2012

      Looks like Kickstarter's servers are slammed today, the email update for this should be going out anytime.

    18. Scott Wilson + MINIMAL on February 9, 2012

      Today is a milestone day in crowd-funding history. First, Elevation Dock has been able to break our TikTok+LunaTik record, a record that many said could not be broken 1 year ago. And now within hours Double Fine Adventure [ ] will shatter the $1 million Kickstarter threshold doing it in less than 24 hours. Just incredible! And it is just the beginning. It shows that anything is possible through community today. Congrats to everyone. Especially the backers. You have changed the way things will be done. The Consumer Decides!

    19. Aviv on February 9, 2012

      I'll sat it again... History has been made folks. History.