The Retrakt- Now in Color!
Hello! It's been around a year since our last update and we have some exciting news. Many of you have asked if we could make the aluminum version of the... Read more
The Ink, a Machined Fountain/Rollerball Pen
Hey backers! Many of you have asked when we are going to be releasing a machined fountain pen. Well, we just launched one on Kickstarter today! Have a look here.... Read more
Hey backers, many of you have asked us when we would have RETRAKTs available for general sale and we are happy to say, "Right now!". We do have... Read more
Thanks again for the support!
For the past two weeks we have been inspecting, boxing and shipping out pens to those who signed up on the exchange list. We wanted to thank all... Read more
A lot of ground to cover.
Happy Friday everyone! We have a few topics to cover today and hopefully we don't leave anything out.
All packages have been shipped.
Several backers have contacted us asking if... Read more
Some Great News!
We have had conversations with several backers and have determined that quite a few of the issues showing up with the pens are because the wrong spring is being used.... Read more
Pen Problems and Exchanges
If you are not having issues with your RETRAKT you can disregard this update.
Good news, we have identified the problem present in some of the pens and... Read more
All is not lost!
We discovered an issue with some of the RETRAKTs just as some of you were receiving your pens and messaging us about the same issue. Some of the pens have... Read more
We were so busy last week we neglected to post an update, but we are pretty sure you'll forgive us, as we have started shipping! We are preparing all rewards... Read more
We Can See the Finish Line!
We are very quickly approaching the end! We are going to be getting parts back from anodizing this week so we can assemble all of the aluminum pens. Brass and... Read more
Whew! Our Pockets are Protected!
Our favorite UPS driver delivered a couple of boxes to us this week. When we opened them we were greeted with the aroma of heat seamed vinyl and ink (think... Read more
Das ist gut! (This is good!)
Yes, the title of today's update is in German, and for good reason. The click mechanisms have arrived from Germany! Woohoo! This was the one part of the pen that... Read more
It's Friday again, time for another update.
First, if you haven't filled out your shipping survey, please do so. We have a few stragglers who haven't and we are trying... Read more
Surveys are out.
Just a reminder that we sent out shipping surveys this morning. We are giving everyone ample time to give us their shipping information so that we can get everything lined... Read more
We Have Hardware!
Just a quick update with some photos. We now have the stainless steel clips, stainless screws and both styles of springs for the RETRAKT here at the shop. Both the... Read more
Happy Friday! More Video!
It's Friday again, and we have another video update. This video is showing the first machining operation of the back barrel section of the RETRAKT. We are adding the internal... Read more
More Machining Goodness.
Another week, another update... of AWESOMENESS!
We are still plugging along with the production of the RETRAKT. We even had a Kickstarter backer stop by the shop to say hello.... Read more
Lights, Camera, Action!
We hope everyone is having a great week so far, we know we are! Things have been busy here at the shop. We have been machining parts for the RETRAKT... Read more
We Have Material!
We received the first crates of material to start making the RETRAKT! We have aluminum and copper (brass is coming) bar in the shop. We are starting to machine the... Read more
Getting Things Rolling...
Happy Friday everyone! We just wanted to let you know what's been going on this week and what we have planned. The funds for the project are being processed and... Read more
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Whew! We made it, and now comes the fun part- making pens. As soon as we get the funds from Kickstarter, we will get rolling. Expect to see regular updates... Read more
Shipping Reminder For International Backers
We noticed that some of our international backers have not changed their pledges to take advantage of the lower shipping prices. All pledge levels (except Early Birds) have two options... Read more
A Day In The Life
With just 10 days to go, we haven't had anyone take us up on the "A Day In The Life" pledge level to come down to the shop for a... Read more
Those Defenseless Pockets!
An odd title for an update for sure, but we have some news that we wanted to share.
Thanks to all of our fantastic backers, we are closing in on... Read more
Our Backers Are The Best!
We have been absolutely blown away with all the support that we have been shown on this project. Watching more and more people pledge to the RETRAKT everyday has us... Read more
International Shipping Fixed. (USA Backers Can Ignore This)
We have added new pledge levels with lower international shipping prices and locked the older pledge levels with higher shipping prices. To take advantage of the new, lower shipping prices,... Read more
Cheaper International Shipping, Now Only $10!
Many of you have asked, so we did some searching around and, because we are now shipping larger amounts of packages, we have been quoted some much lower international shipping... Read more
Wow, just wow!
It's only been an hour and we've funded. We can't believe how much support we are receiving from you, our backers. We love our backers!
We will be posting regular... Read more