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.