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About this project

 iLapis...

A simple and unexpensibe add-on transforms any pencil in capacitive stylus.

A conductive transparent film enlarges the surface of contact of the tip of the pencil on the touchscreen

 Finally you can have the same feelings of writing and drawing on paper

iLapis is the lightes capacitive stylus, this let you write and draw smoothly and naturally

iLAPIS has the finest tip, that let you write and draw with ease and precision

iLapis works at extreme inclinations like no other capacitive stylus

You can work on paper and device with the same tool

 

 

 

iLAPIS doesn't need to be recharged as it has no batteries, you can use it wherever and whenever you want.

You can use it with any graphite pencil. You can even use it on Apple Pencil and transform it in a universal capacivite stylus on any touchscreen. 


Use it on Apple Pencil stylus to write and drawo on any touchscreen, brand, size, OS, model

The Benefits of iLapis

  • iLAPIS works on touchscreen and paper with the same tip.
  • iLAPIS works with any touch-screen brand, size, OS and app
  • iLAPIS has the finest and precise tip
  • iLAPIS is the lightest stylus (important for drawing)
  • iLAPIS works at extreme inclinations like no other stylus
  • iLAPIS needs negligible pressure to work
  • iLAPIS has no friction moving on the surface (perfect to use in stand-alone set up of the tablet for example to show slides of photos in a meeting)
  • iLAPIS doesn't need to be recharged: it has not batteries, wifi of bluetooth : no problems of fragility, no problems with water (ideal in mobility)
  •  iLAPIS is inexpensive : it’s more like a stationery shop product than a technologic store's as a writing-drawing tool must be
  • iLAPIS works with any pencil with enough graphite in its mine (B or softer mines)
  • iLAPIS lets Apple Pencil work on any other brand, model, size of Touchsceen (as a capacitive passive stylus)

Features

  • Artists : for sketching and painting in particular in mobility (in the beach, in the train etc)
  • Children : no risks to break it, no risks loose or wet it, anyway no problem if… for its low price. Ideal for fun teaching the correct way to handle a pen and writing (with existing specific apps)
  • Students : to write or draw at the same time on block notes and digital devices
  • Professionals : to write or draw in mobility
  • 1 to 1 or more players (for the low price you can have several at home) and use the tablet together.
  • Large fingers or poor eyesight : For people who have problems to digit letters on smartphones

Demos

Watch more videos about iLAPIS in action HERE

 

Timing

Where the Idea Comes From

In my research, I was seduced by new touchscreen devices for skecthing and noting in mobility, so I tested (spending lots of money) many stylus to work with.

Unfortunately I didn't find the right one: they are all too expensive, too fragile, too heavy, too technologic (need to recharge), and limitaded in usability, pressure and inclination.

Drawing of the patent
Drawing of the patent

I'm an artist and a daddy too: I want a tool that I can use in mobility, without the fear that I can loose it, break it, or wet it, that I can give to my son to play and write with... In short, I want a pencil, a real pencil!

Drawing of the patent
Drawing of the patent

So, at the end of 2013 I started studying a way to exploit the conductivity of graphite.

iLapis is easy to handle even by children
iLapis is easy to handle even by children

The result is really useful for example in teaching recreational field for handwriting and drawing, for students to take notes on tablet and paper at de same time, for professionals in mobility, but I think it has something romantic for the unprecedented combination of a classic tool with a symbol of modern technology like tablets and smartphones.

 Partner With

"Perpetua" : 2017 Official G7 Pencil Gift April 4th, 2017

Perpetua Pencil G7 edition
Perpetua Pencil G7 edition

An important partnership has been signed by ILapis with Perpetua, the pencil that has been chosen by the G7 Italian Presidency as the official gift for the international delegations next May in G7 Taormina (ITA). Perpetua, the only 100% Made in Italy pencil produced by Alisea, is ecological, made without wood, using entirely recycled graphite, which does not break, no mess and writes underwater. project video thumbnail Play Subtitles & Captions English — English Add track

Perpetua, is partner in the Kickstarter campaign of ILapis, with a special edition (at 23€) and a limited edition (at 50€) in compination with iLapis as reward for backers. The combination of Perpetua and iLapis has been possible by similar values ​​of simplicity, ingenuity, Italianness of the two products, and similar visions of their inventors Giulio De Vita and Susanna Martucci Fortuna.

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Risks and challenges

The distinctive trait of iLapis is that it is not a product for technologic stores, but a writing and drawing tool that you can find wherever you can normally find a pencil or a pen (supermarket, stationery, tobacco shop): it has to be a "democratic" product and unexclusive.

Therefore it is of primary importance that the distribution is capillary and large-scale and let the low price.

That's why the goal of the campaign is so important: this will cover only a part for worldwide patent taxes and find a partner for the production and distribution, that can not be artisan.

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    1 Standard iLAPIS + PERPETUA 100% Made in Italy pencil Perpetua: made without wood, using entirely recycled graphite, which does not break, no mess and writes underwater, this incredible pencil has been chosen by the Italian Presidency as the official gift for the #G7 international delegations next May in Taormina (ITA).

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    1 Special editio Limited Kickstarter Edition in 200 pieces, numbered and signed, of iLAPIS + PERPETUA 100% Made in Italy pencil Perpetua: made without wood, using entirely recycled graphite, which does not break, no mess and writes underwater, this incredible pencil has been chosen by the Italian Presidency as the official gift for the #G7 international delegations next May in Taormina (ITA).

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