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Turn any image into a 3-Dimensional work of art. A new way to print your favorite photos! Read more

58
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$7,244
pledged of $30,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on November 30, 2013.

Turn any image into a 3-Dimensional work of art. A new way to print your favorite photos!

About this project

 Using our 3d web app upload your favorite photo and design your own artwork. Once you've supplied the creativity we take care of the manufacturing. All you need to do is decide where to display it. Khora Images make the perfect gifts since they are completely personalized and really unique.

 The first step is to select an image that looks great and means something special to you. It’s your art so you decide. Use a photo of a landscape, of a newborn, of your pet, of anything you want.

 With our web interface the possibilities are endless.

Your final design is made using a CNC machine. This computer controlled device accurately carves your design into a piece of 100% recycled material.

 When you use the interface you’ll notice it’s in full 3d. That’s the key, since we use this information to seamlessly reproduce your design in the materials and colors you select. We make it exactly like you see it.

The size of your piece is selected by your pledge.

Make your image as realistic or abstract as you want by adjusting the resolution.

You can choose from a series of patterns to further enhance your design.

 Your art is made of 100% recycled material colored with sustainable water based paint. Choose from a variety of colors to match your space or the personality of your image.

Why make Khora Image?

Everyone has art, and people have innate desire to make art, whether it's the cave paintings of lascaux or Andy Wharhol's Maryliln Monroe. With Khora Image, we've created a way for you to do both. Create graphically unique artwork for your home and make it mean something to you.

Why do we need your support?

At this stage, we are manually processing and cutting the images one by one, which results in a higher cost and limits the quantity we are able to sell. With your donations, we can hire the brains needed to code the backend of our system which will fully automate the process: from your image, to the cut file, to our machine. We are currently using a 4’x8’ machine that is normally used to cut large objects. By purchasing a cutting machine specialized for smaller parts and higher tolerances, we will be able to provide accurate and detailed pieces.

We are a group of designers with years of experience in digital fabrication and design.

We have tons of ideas for products that make you the designer. We can wait to get off the ground to empower everyone to design and tailor their home decor.

 Whether you are in need of a piece of art for that blank space on your wall, a fan of digital fabrication, or looking for the perfect gift, Khora Image is a great new way for anybody to make great art. We can’t wait to see what you create using Khora Image.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing custom products is always challenging. Great design is often bogged down with poor execution or production. Even details such as fit or finish determine the difference between something of quality and something cheap.

Khora Image is a project that has been years in the making. We have sorted out many of the painful details and are bringing it to Kickstarter with full confidence in the design and the manufacturing process.

The real challenge facing Khora now is production and delivery. Our CNC machine is ready to start cutting during and after our Kickstarter. In the Los Angeles area we have made many partnerships with other CNC owners; all in order to make sure that your product is delivered in a timely manner.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

    12 backers

    Receive One Custom Khora Image Poster. During the campaign upload ANY image and after Kickstarter campaign is finished we'll send it to you.

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    Pledge $79 or more
    About $79 USD

    26 backers Limited (474 left of 500)

    (EARLY BIRD) Receive One Custom Khora Image. During the campaign upload ANY image and after Kickstarter campaign is finished we'll send it to you.
    - Size: 15" x 15"
    - Material: Recycled pressed Wood

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    Pledge $89 or more
    About $89 USD

    1 backer

    Receive One Custom Khora Image. During the campaign upload ANY image and after Kickstarter campaign is finished we'll send it to you.
    - Size: 15" x 15"
    - Material: Recycled pressed Wood

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    Pledge $195 or more
    About $195 USD

    9 backers Limited (291 left of 300)

    (EARLY BIRD - Medium) Recieve One Larger custom khora image. During the campaign upload ANY image, design it your way and after the kickstarter campaign is finished we'll send it to you.
    - Size: 24" x 36"
    - Material: Recycled pressed Wood

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    Pledge $230 or more
    About $230 USD

    0 backers

    Recieve One Medium custom khora image. During the campaign upload ANY image, design it your way and after the kickstarter campaign is finished we'll send it to you. - Size: 24" x 36" - Material: Recycled pressed Wood

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    Pledge $450 or more
    About $450 USD

    1 backer

    Recieve One Large custom khora image. During the campaign upload ANY image, design it your way and after the kickstarter campaign is finished we'll send it to you. - Size: 36" x 48" - Material: Recycled pressed Wood

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    Pledge $650 or more
    About $650 USD

    0 backers

    Recieve One Fancy Medium custom khora image. During the campaign upload ANY image, design it your way and after the kickstarter campaign is finished we'll send it to you. - Size: 24" x 36" - Material: Richlite, a beautiful paper based eco composite available in a whole range of colors.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

    2 backers

    Recieve One Fancy large custom Khora image. This impressive piece is perfect for a mantel or living room portrait and you wont be disappointed. During the campaign upload ANY image, design it your way and after the kickstarter campaign is finished we'll send it to you. - Size: 36" x 48" - Material: Richlite, a beautiful paper based eco composite available in a whole range of colors.

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    Pledge $5,500 or more
    About $5,500 USD

    0 backers

    Receive One Ridiculously Rad Custom Khora Image. During the campaign upload ANY image and after Kickstarter campaign is finished we'll send it to you. (Material: machined and anodized Aluminum in any color)

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    Pledge $10,000
    About $10,000 USD

    0 backers

    Visit Khora. Come to LA, and meet the team and mentors that are shaping Khora. We'll put you up and tour you around our factory. Work with world class designer to you to create a perfect piece in front of your eyes and ship you a final design in a material and size of your choice. You'll have a chance to visit Idea Lab our current home and eat lunch in a hub of entrepreneurism with our brilliant partners. Leave with a beautiful prototype of your piece and we'll mail you your final design.

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Funding period

- (40 days)