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$35,257
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 8 2013 11:53 AM UTC +00:00
$35,257
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
490
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 8 2013 11:53 AM UTC +00:00

About

Updated 04/08/2013
Since we didn't reach our funding goal, we will NOT be able to make any of the IPX-PRO Covers or other rewards related to this project.

Thank you to all our backers for supporting this project and sharing the project with your friends!
-Chadwick & Joe
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Hi Kickstarters,
Welcome to our project! We are excited to be back with a new project.

A Love of Pen + Paper
No matter how much we love our digital devices that let us draw, write, work, and dream on various sized screens, our ideas and designs start with a pen and paper. Mainly because it allows on focus on our ideas without having any digital distractions. We feel there is something special that happens when a nice ink meets good paper.

To the best of our knowledge, these are the world's first 100% metal covers specifically made to be interchangeable and compatible with a wide range of popular notebooks & journals. We've spent over 8 months and countless hours into tweaking the designs, selecting materials, and testing finishes so the covers will be equally beautiful as they are functional.

The Why
The problem we faced was having our notebooks, ideas, sketches, and pages continually getting winkled, bent, and warped as we carried them around with us everyday. We needed a truly protective cover that was sleek, strong, lightweight, interchangeable, and would effortless to keep all of our hard work straight without getting in the way. We know, it's a lot to ask for. After looking around, we couldn't find a protective solution that was exactly what we were looking for, so as usual we decided to make our own.

The different colored notebooks are for demo purposes only.
The different colored notebooks are for demo purposes only.

Keep your edges, sketches, and ideas straight
Our covers won't keep your notebooks from being stolen, but they will help keep your favorite notebooks & journal page corners from getting bent and trashed.

Keeps your notebook open and flat without having to think about it.
Keeps your notebook open and flat without having to think about it.

Be unique and show your own style
You can easily swap out different colored notebooks and journals.

No more page curling or bent corners as you carry your best ideas around.
No more page curling or bent corners as you carry your best ideas around.

The challenge of simple:
Many people can tell you that making an product to look bulky and complicated isn't much of a challenge. The real challenge is making great products that are sleek, versatile, and maintain an effortless appearance. We believe that Leonardo Da Vinci said it best, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

Versatility is what we do
There are some really awesome paper notebooks & journals out there and we have a hard time sticking with just one. So, we specifically designed the size of our covers to work with both the time-tested classics and some of our new favorites. If you have backed a previous project of our before, you know we are all about versatility and clean lines.

So what notebooks & journals will fit inside?
We are glad you asked... please see the approved list below.

The Medium IPX-PRO Covers are compatible with:

•Cartesio Large Notebooks (5" x 8.25")
•Ecosystem Journals (Medium 5.25" x 8.25" Flexi-Covers & Hard Covers)
•Foray Faux Leather Journals (5" x 8" , 12.7 x 20.3 cm )
•Forest Choice Eco Notebook (Medium 5" x 8.25")
•Moleskine Classic Large Notebooks (5" x 8.25" Hard & Soft Covers)
•Palomino Luxury Notebook (Medium 5" x 8.25")
•Pentalic Illustrators Sketchbook (5" x 8")
•Piccadilly Essential Medium Notebooks (5.1" x 8.3")
•Tops Designer Notebooks (5" x 8.33")

The Small IPX-PRO Covers are compatible with:
•Art Alternatives Pen & Ink Sketch Books (3.5" x 5.5")
•Cartesio Pocket Notebooks (3.5" x 5.5")
•Deli Stationery Small Notebook (3.5" x 5.5")
•Ecosystem Journals (Small 3.6" x 5.6")(Flexi-Cover & Hard Cover)
•Foray Faux Leather Journals (3.5" x 5.5" , 8.9 x 14 cm )
•Forest Choice Eco Notebook (Small 3.5" x 5.5")
•Markings by C.R. Gibson Journals & Address Books (Small 3.5" x 5.5")
•Moleskine Classic Small Pocket Notebooks (3.5" x 5.5")(Hard & Soft Cover)
•Palomino Luxury Pocket Notebook (Small 3.5" x 5.5")
•Piccadilly Essential Small Notebooks (3.5" x 5.5")(Hard & Soft Cover)
•Rhodia Web Notebooks (Small 3.5" X 5.5", 9 X 14 cm )(Hard Cover)
•Tops Designer Notebooks (Small 3.5" x 5.5")

What the Maximum notebook size that will fit inside?
Medium notebook max size = 5.25" x 8.3" (13.3 x 21 cm)
Small notebook max size = 3.5" x 5.6" (8.89 x 14.22 cm)

***We're are pretty certain there are more notebooks that can fit inside but we made these covers to fit the notebooks we really like using. Some are cheap and some are more expensive. We will add more to the compatible lists if we find more notebooks that fit inside. Feel free to send us a message if you have any questions.***

Clip your pen on the side. (Green notebook and pen for demo purposes only)

Super user-friendly
The smart auto-tension flanges adjust to securely hold your notebook in place. The bottom tabs stop your notebook from sliding out.

Specs for all the number junkies out there:
Cover Material: 5052 Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy (Aerospace Grade)
Material Coating: Hard Anodizing
Exterior Surface Texture: Glass Bead Blasted
Interior Surface Texture: Smooth Metal Finish
Sheet thickness: 0.031in (.8 mm)
Large cover weight: 6.31oz (179 grams)
Small cover weight: 3.31oz (94 grams)

5052 Aluminum-Magnesium alloy is know to have a high fatigue strength. It is highly corrosion resistance and is typically used in industrial applications. Including aircraft fuel tanks and fuel lines. Some people might think making a cover from this strong material is overkill, but we wanted these covers to be light, sturdy, and beautiful.

We also want to make our very own notebooks!

We also want to have our own notebooks made so every backer will get one as a reward if the project is successful. You can check out the reward tiers for more details.

Bigidesign notebook specs:

Notebook Surface: Black- Soft Touch Synthetic Leather
Elastic Band & Bookmark Color
: Blue
(we are only making one color / style of notebooks to keep the MOQ costs low.)

Large notebook: 5 x 8 in. (A5 size,13*21cm)
Notebook weight: 12.27 oz / 348 grams
Pages: 240 ruled (lined) pages - (120 leaves)
Page Thickness: 80 grams Acid-Free (FSC Certified Paper)
Cover material: Soft touch synthetic leather

Small notebook: 3.5 x 5.5 (A6 size,9*14cm)
Notebook weight:139 grams
Pages: 192 (lined)- (96 leaves)
Page Thickness: 80 grams paper (FSC Certified Paper)
Cover material: Soft touch synthetic leather

So what can I get for supporting this project?
We feel the best thing that you will get is being able to say you were an active part of bringing these covers into a reality and getting exclusive access to private updates and photos. Being able to point at something cool and say" oh, yeah...I helped make that happen." is a pretty sweet feeling. Plus, you will get some sweet rewards for being a part of the project so you can actually show people just how awesome your rare gear is in person. Depending on your pledge amount, you will get a notebook with or without a IPX-PRO Cover + Free world-wide shipping. You can see the full details on the right hand side of this page.

So why kickstarter?
As we have mentioned in the past, we absolutely love the loyal kickstarter community and are blessed to have earned the trust of so many of you. We like that kickstarter provides a way for everyone to be involved in what projects/products get made and what ones won't. The community decides if a project is worth supporting and making it successful, not a board room of people concerned about profit margins, bankers, and big bonuses.

It's nice to meet you too...
Want to know a little bit more about us? We (Chadwick & Joe) are two best friends that have a passion for making versatile products and using premium materials. We call ourselves "BIGiDESIGN" (pronounced: big-eye-design) which is short for Big Idea Design. We are serious about maintaining clear communication, keeping our word, and meeting our deadlines to the best of our abilities. We welcome you to check out our profile page and see our track record on past projects. If you have any further questions, check out our FAQ section or you can send us a message. We'd love to hear from you.

Thanks again for checking out the project. Feel free to share the project link with anyone you know would like to check it out.

-Chadwick & Joe

All registered trademarks, logos, and copyrights are used for compatibility references and are sole property of each respected company/owner listed. No endorsements, ownership, partnership, or association is implied.

Risks and challenges

Similar to our past projects, we have put a lot of work, time, and thought into each aspect of what it will take to successfully complete this project. Our biggest challenge will be meeting our shipping delivery dates if the project is extremely over funded. Taking a product from a prototype into mass production will always surface new challenges that have to be addressed. That can take time and patience to make the right call. We have experience with large scale manufacturing and have established solid relationships with our manufacturing partners to minimize our risks and to help deliver the best rewards possible for backers.

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