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The vintage instant camera that works on Instax mini film, and is made from recycled cardboard!
The vintage instant camera that works on Instax mini film, and is made from recycled cardboard!
6,110 backers pledged $377,429 to help bring this project to life.

Production and Shipping!

Posted by Jollylook (Creator)
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Hello, to the Beautiful People of The Jollylook Community!

It has been more than a month since our last update! The past few weeks we dedicated to finding the best partners for manufacturing Jollylook in Shenzhen, China.

We can't wait to tell you all the news!

First of All, we want to thank the people who helped us with everything in Shenzhen, From translation to finding and visiting so many manufacturers and picking the best ones for Jollylook! Huang and Baiarma - Thank You!

 

The results:

1. We found a very professional lenses manufacturer and ordered the mold for the Jollylook lens, we should be receiving the first lenses in 3 weeks from now!

2. We found an experienced molds manufacturer and ordered the molds for the "Developing mechanism" of Jollylook. Those should be ready in 30-40 days.

3. We ordered the metal parts, the springs and the rollers for the "Developing mechanism" of Jollylook

4. We purchased the Fresnel lenses for the Jollylook viewfinder.

5. Cardboard - This was the hardest part! We visited two dozens of cardboard printing and packaging manufacturers, and finally, we found a very good manufacturer who loved the idea of Jollylook. We will not only be making the body of Jollylook with them, but also we will assemble Jollylook in this factory:

6. Shipment - we have great news, we partnered with Floship for fulfillment!

Floship is a leading provider of international crowdfunding fulfillment, recognized for fast and cost-effective worldwide shipping services. We visited their main office in Hong Kong to meet Stephanie, who we were in contact with via email before. Stephanie took us to Floship warehouses, and we were very impressed with their professionalism! Now we are working together on preparing for shipment.

7. Timing - We spent more time than expected to find the best manufacturers for Jollylook, but we found them and we began the manufacturing process. Taking that into consideration, we are sorry to say that we now understand that there will be a slight delay in manufacturing. Should everything works out well, the first Jollylooks will be ready in the beginning of July and we will be able to start shipping straight away.

We would like to thank you All once again for making Jollylook a reality!

For those who missed the campaign - our pre-order store is live on Backerkit (with delivery in August 2017): https://jollylook.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

The pre-order store will be updated with more items and "add-ons" very soon.

We will keep you updated.

THANK YOU!

Untill next time,

The Jollylook Team.

Colin Moss, 서예안, and 89 more people like this update.

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    1. Andrea on

      About shippimg any news?!

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      Karen Emanuelson on

      It's been a couple of months. How's it going?

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      Eugene T Wilson on

      So excited about this. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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      haomiao on

      Thank you so much for the upcoming product! One more question, can I change my address now?

    5. Kinoko Way Okura on

      Thank you so much! By the way, since I live in Hong Kong, will the camera be shipped from Hong Kong thus I will be receiving this REAL quick? (omg I am excited from thinking about this)

    6. Kinoko Way Okura on

      Thank you so much! By the way, since I live in Hong Kong, will the camera be shipped from Hong Kong thus I will be receiving this REAL quick? (omg I am excited from thinking about this)

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      Michael Higdon on

      Oh gosh, you guys are so sweet. I saw "delay" and was thinking January. But July? I'm excited to have a new summer camera. Don't worry about it. We're so excited for you. :)

    8. Nick
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      Are you kidding?! You guys have been one of the MOST informative kickstarter campaigns I have ever been a part of. After 2 out of the last 3 KS campaigns I pledged on turned out to be absolute failures, I am very pleased to see a company like Jollylook spend this much time doing a very informative, well thought out and positive update. Thank you...that was very much appreciated! Shoot-On!

    9. Shelley Olds on

      Great to see the steps it takes to bring this dream to reality!

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      Max Stevens on

      Thanks for the transparency!

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      Ray Routledge on

      Great update! Its good to see a campaign that provides proof along with their updates. Although it looks like you are enjoying visiting these business far too much :-)

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      John Robison on

      Please do not worry about the delays. Nothing of value should be rushed just to meet deadlines. You have accomplished an amazing amount of hard work in a short time. You have also established valuable contacts for future projects. After this project is finished I'm looking forward to what other ideas come out of your team's fertile mind.

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      alienmeatsack on

      I love when a project gets updates so I can view their world as the product shapes up to be something special and amazing.

      Delays to me are nothing. It's the fact that we get updates and progress is rolling forward that matter.

      Watching this camera, which is unique and thus has unique challenges, turn from a KS campaign to a real camera in hand is going to be very interesting. And I will wait patiently and watch with fascination as you all journey through the process, sharing your experience with us.

      Keep up the good work and remember, its the journey not the destination which makes anything magical.

    14. Manuel Bianchi on

      Thank you very much for this update. I was starting to get a Little nervous. I'm totally fine with the delay, I guess These are the Things you have to expect when you do something really new.

    15. Aoffy Thanapop on

      Everything looks great! Slight delay with clarification is acceptable. I'm so hyped now to take it with me to a next trip :D Cheers guys