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KLINE is a sketchbook that features vellum, stock, and/or watercolor paper co-layered into a single hardbound cotton cover.

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KLINE is a new lineup of sketchbooks and journals developed to build the creative process for any user.  Our unique lineup of layered sketchbooks and journals are designed to raise your creative potential for the 21st century.

The best thing about creativity is the process. Creative work is taking an idea and adding layers; built through conversations, testing, reworking, changing context, and adding insight, layers are crucial to a successful idea. This creative process offers anyone the opportunity to express and understand his or her world. Call us old fashioned, but we believe the journey is just as important as the destination.   

KLINE sketchbooks and journals give you the freedom to layer and develop your ideas, no wi-fi required.

Our development and testing process is nearly complete and we are proud to introduce a product that includes a number of features that distinguish KLINE from any option that exists in the current sketchbook and journal marketplace.  We have spent the last eighteen months developing a number of features to distinguish KLINE from the current marketplace options and that will benefit even the most casual user of sketchbooks and journals.  Contribute today to advance this product from prototype to full production.  

KLINE FEATURES

LAYERED PAPER

KLINE is the first sketchbook or journal to offer co-layered pages in a single binding.  If your creativity needs translucent vellum, grid paper, watercolor sheets, or just alternating ruled and blank pages, KLINE offers you the options to develop creative ideas that can be found no where else.

See our model descriptions below for more details on how each model of KLINE is best layered for you.

KLINE CANVAS : COTTON COVERS

All KLINE books are protected with a cotton hardcover.  We are the only line of sketchbooks and journals to be covered with this renewable material.  Cotton hardcover has a proven durability with heavy use and will give you an unparalleled ability to customize your cover.  Only on KLINE canvas can your creativity be expressed on the cover of your journal, as well as contained within.

KLINE canvas colors will vary with each model.  See our model descriptions below for more details. 

DURABLE BINDING

KLINE is the only sketchbook to feature combined glue and ribbon re-enforced page binding. For our users, this assembly makes KLINE more durable than anything on the current market.  Take KLINE hiking, biking, or as a flaneur, and our binding will keep your thoughts intact.  

Our strong binding also allows us to support the co-layered pages from 50 to 120gsm, so you can add the most to your process.

KLINE MODELS

We are confident that the ideas in KLINE can be used by anyone who loves analog writing or has a creative impulse.  We also know that creative people have different needs in different industries.  To ensure we provide the best product for our users, we have developed three different models that will all be launching with the successful conclusion of this campaign.  

See which KLINE best fits your creative needs:

KLINE 1.x  for a piece of it all

This is the model of KLINE that you see in our KICKSTARTER video. Here are the versions of the 1.x that we hope to make available:

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KLINE slice for rational work

KLINE slice is the only sketchbook to offer co-layered translucent vellum and white stock throughout.  Perfect for technical fields or the avid travel sketcher, KLINE slice will be available in three varieties (v1.0, v1.1, and v1.2).

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KLINE core - for solid work

We know that not all creative people require multiple types of paper to develop ideas.  KLINE core is perfect solution for the business savvy, the sous-chef, the Saturday sketcher, the satirist, or the scientist.

All KLINE models

In addition to the layers unique every model of KLINE, the ‘1.x,’ ‘slice,’ and ‘core,’ also include each of the following features:

SILK PAGEMARKER

Color coordinated by model, these keep your place in the book while you move about the world.

VERTICAL BACK POCKET

Store your drawings and watercolors in a vertical back pocket, perfectly sized to KLINE pages.

ELASTIC ENCLOSURE BAND

Your work is kept tightly inside the protective hardcover with an elastic and cotton enclosure band. 

OVERALL QUALITY

KLINE sketchbooks and journals are meticulously designed, prototyped, and tested before they ever reach the customer’s hands. Each millimeter is reviewed and we are confident that this dedication to quality will be clear to every user.

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our challenges and risks for KLINE have been thoroughly considered.

MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES
We have been in coordination with our manufacturer since the beginning of the design process. Models of KLINE have before meticulously edited and scrutinized through testing and prototypes before arriving to the product you see above. Detail product specification sheets ensure the high-quality of KLINE models that we are guaranteeing.

The manufacturer has already demonstrated to us their capability to produce the quality and volume that will be required from a successful Kickstarter campaign.

We have instituted daily communication and dialogue with our manufacturer to anticipate and mitigate potential risks throughout the process.

ORDER FULFILLMENT
We expect to have all orders fulfilled by October. This projection is based on all the time factors at play. This includes the 14 day delay for the Kickstarter funds to be released, manufacturing time, shipping time and distributing all the books to the backers. We are in communication with large-scale fulfillment services in case our campaign is overly successful.

FAQ

  • We will be sending out a survey once the Kickstarter campaign is complete. Based on the model you selected as a reward, the survey will allow you to specify which version of KLINE you would like to receive.

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  • No. Watercolor sheets and vellum sheets are always unprinted. Only sheets of white stock paper are printed on as indicated by model type.

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  • Yes, each stock sheet has a “Date” tag on the top and a “Description” tag on the bottom for your personal organization. The inside cover sheet contains tags for personalizing with your date, name, and address. There is no printing on the vellum or watercolor pages.

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  • Shipping is included in all US domestic orders and an additional shipping cost will be included with international shipping.

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  • If you would like to place a custom order, please pledge at the level most similar to the set of KLINE sketchbooks that your would like to receive (ie. 'Drill into KLINE'). On your Kickstarter survey, we will allow you indicate your final preferences of type and quantity based on your pledge level.

    For information on ordering quantities greater than 20 units of any KLINE product , please contact us directly. about[at]klinenyc.com

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  • Yes! The rewards are set up as a guideline for selecting different levels of KLINE. If you would like to receive any variation to the number of KLINE's, please add $25 per additional copy to your current reward level and we will ensure that you get exactly what you want.

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  • Yes. We at the KLINE team have been crunching numbers and setting up all the details to make this possible. Once the Kickstarter campaign is complete, we will be offering packages and for retailers around the world.

    If you would like to discuss pricing or distribution of KLINE for your retail outlet, please contact us through an email (jc[at]klinenyc.com) and we can begin to make the proper arrangements.

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    KLINE 1.x : Receive one (1) copy of the only sketchbook to co-layer three paper types into one hardcover. You choose version KLINE 1.0 (grid), KLINE 1.1 (ruled), or KLINE 1.2 (blank) will be delivered to your door. US domestic shipping is included in this reward.

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    KLINE slice : Receive one (1) copy of KLINE slice, the only sketchbook to co-layer translucent vellum and printed stock into one, cotton canvas hardcover. You choose version KLINE slice 1.0 (grid), KLINE slice 1.1 (ruled), or KLINE slice 1.2 (blank) will be delivered to your door. US domestic shipping is included in the cost.

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    KLINE core : Receive one (1) copy of KLINE core, the only journal to co-layer ruled and blank printed stock pages into one, cotton canvas hardcover. US domestic shipping is included in this reward.

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    KLINE map Paris : Receive one (1) limited edition copy of KLINE 1.x screen-printed with a geological map of Paris, France and the surrounding region. You choose version KLINE 1.0 (grid), KLINE 1.1 (ruled), or KLINE 1.2 (blank) will be delivered to your door. Maps will be printed in Bushwick, Brooklyn. US domestic shipping is included in this reward.

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    KLINE map Shanghai : Receive one (1) limited edition copy of KLINE 1.x screen-printed with a geological map of Shanghai, China and the surrounding region. You choose version KLINE 1.0 (grid), KLINE 1.1 (ruled), or KLINE 1.2 (blank) will be delivered to your door. Maps will be printed in Bushwick, Brooklyn. US domestic shipping is included in this reward.

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    KLINE map Istanbul : Receive one (1) limited edition copy of KLINE 1.x imprinted with a geological map of Istanbul, Turkey and the surrounding region. You choose version KLINE 1.0 (grid), KLINE 1.1 (ruled), or KLINE 1.2 (blank) will be delivered to your door. Maps will be printed in Bushwick, Brooklyn. US domestic shipping is included in this reward.

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    1.x 'strata' pack : Receive three (3) copies of the most layered model, the KLINE 1.x sketchbook. You can choose to have all in a single version, or mix and match: KLINE 1.0, KLINE 1.1, KLINE 1.2, to try the set. US domestic shipping is included in this reward.

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    'Slices' : Receive three (3) copies of the KLINE slice with its co-layered translucent and stock pages. You can choose to have all of a single version, or mix and match: slice 1.0, slice 1.1, and slice 1.2 to get all of the layers. US domestic shipping is included in this reward.

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    Drilling into KLINE : Cannot decide which KLINE works for you? We will send you one of each model, so that you can try them all. Included in this reward is: one (1) KLINE 1.0 with grid printed stock, one (1) KLINE slice 1.2 with plain printed stock, and one (1) KLINE core that has includes ruled and plain stock. Try them all and see which layer set works for you. US domestic shipping is included in this reward.

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    KLINE Summit : Receive all seven (7) models in the initial KLINE lineup. All three (3) versions of the KLINE 1.x, all three (3) versions of KLINE slice, and one (1) of the KLINE core will all be included. Sample the entire line to see what you like best and is the perfect option for a studio or atelier. US domestic shipping is included in this reward.

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    KLINE atelier set: Receive a "baker's dozen" of KLINE sketchbooks and journals screen-printed with your organization name & logo on the cover.* The package will include ten (10)** copies of KLINE 1.x of your choice and three (3) copies of KLINE core. Screen-printing will be done in Brooklyn, New York. * Limited to single color logos & text. ** Add $20 per additional unit to your pledge if you would like to receive more than ten of the 1.x books at this reward level.

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