About this project
If you missed out on getting one of our titanium pens, don't worry. You can get one from our website. ( www.bigidesign.com ) After we finish shipping out all the rewards to our backers, we will start mailing out the orders from our website. Thanks!
Nice things people said about our pens:
The Pen Addict: Brad Dowdy - "Like their previous products, the construction quality and attention to detail are top notch...I was impressed with how responsive the stylus actually was...With its beautiful design and versatility, the Solid Titanium Pen + Stylus may just be the one pen to rule them all." Full Review Link
Uncrate - "Most premium pens are overpriced — and hacking their refills to fit your cheapo Bic isn't exactly a good solution. This Solid Titanium Pen + Stylus ($65), on the other hand, is."
Gear Patrol - "The added bonus of a stylus nub to jot down notes on your favorite device makes this pen what all great pens should ultimately be: utilitarian."
Office Supply Geek - "I think this pen literally kicks the s4#!t out of any of the other pens I’ve seen on there...this one looks like it is the pen to end all other Kickstarter pens. "
Über Review- "Kills a lot of birds with one stone...without a doubt, the most interesting piece of stationery that I have seen in a long time."
Cool Material - "Until Chadwick and Joe one-up themselves again, this will be our instrument of choice in all things written."
We are really excited to be back with our 8th kickstarter project! A BIG "Thank You" goes out to all of our loyal backers for your trust and giving two guys the opportunity to bring new and versatile designs into the world!
We've spent the last 5 months designing and making numerous changes in order to make the most versatile pen possible. While making a TA4 titanium pen from clip-to-tip is really cool and unique by itself, we felt that was not enough and challenged ourselves to add a truly revolutionary feature. Our pen accepts more refills & brands than any other pen. Ever. We like to think of it as being a refill-ninja.
KEEPING IT REAL
Frankly, we strive to keep things simple, well-made, and affordable. (easier said than done) We feel that well-made luxury pens are simply over priced. (Ranging from $100 to over $3,500) However, luxury brand refills are fairly priced and write just as well. The solution for us in the past was to hack and cut refills down to fit into plastic pen casings in order to use premium inks on a daily basis. It worked, buy something didn't seem right. It was like we put a formula-one racing engine into a old family sedan. So we decided to make ourselves a luxury grade pen that was beautiful, modern, affordable, and most importantly, versatile in accepting a humongous range of time-tested and easy-to-find refills. Now everything feels right.
NO CUTTING, HACKING, OR MODIFYING
To replace or swap out the refills, simply toss in your favorite refill from the list below and you are ready to go. The included tension spring stays in the back of the pen making sure the refills stay snug and in place. It's never been so easy.
COMPATIBLE PENS & REFILLS...Get comfortable, this will take a while.
We are pretty sure that this is a new world record. The refills listed below have been tested, are easy to find, and extremely affordable. We are still ordering and finding more and more pens that perfectly work with our pen. We will add to the list as we find more.
PEN NAME / REFILL NAME
•Bic Velocity Gel 0.7mm (Medium)
•Cross Gel Rolling Ball Refill 0.7mm
•Dong-A Fine Tech RT Pen (GRC-43 refill)
•Duke Rollerball Refill (Medium)
•Foray (Office Depot's Brand-USA) Replacement Refills
•Mont Blanc Fineliner Refills
•Mont Blanc 163 Rollerball (**Our Personal Favorite**)
•Monteverde Rollerball Refill (Mont Blanc Style Replacements)
•MUJI 0.5mm Refill
•Ohto Ceramic Rollerball Refill (C-305P, C-307P)
•Pentel ENERGEL BLN105 pen (LRN5 & LRN7)
•Pentel HyperG Retractable KL257 Series (LR7 & KLR7)
•Pilot Frixion Ball pen BLS-FR5 (LFBK-23EF-B refill)
•Pilot G2 (America's #1 selling ink gel pen, 0.38, 0.5, 0.7, &1.0mm)
•Pilot G2 Pro
•Pilot Hi-Tec-C Cavalier (Same performance as Hi-Tec-C, but with more ink)
•Pilot Precise V5 RT/V7 RT, named Hi-tecpoint V5 RT/V7 RT in Europe
•Pilot Q7 Needle Point Refill 0.7mm (BLS-GCK-7 / LHKRF-8C7)
•Pilot V ball RT (BLS-VB5RT)
•Pelikan Roller Refill 338 Rollerball
•Schneider Topball 850
•Staples Classic Grip Pen 0.7mm Gel (#31581)
•Uniball Impact RT 1.0mm Bold (Signo UMR-80)
•Uniball Signo RT Gel 0.38mm & 0.5mm (UMN-138)
•Uniball Signo (UMN-152)
•Uniball Signo 207 Gel Refill 0.7mm (UMR-87, UMR-85)
•Uniball Jetstream 1mm (SXR-7)
•Visconti Rolling Ceramic 0.7mm (AA40)
•Waterman Rollerball Refill
•Zebra Sarasa Clip Pen Refill
•Zebra JF Gel Ink (JJ2; JJ15; JJZ15; JJ21; RJF5 pens)
(The listed refills above are sometimes re-named or re-numbered in different parts of the world by pen refill companies. We can't list every possible name change so we suggest you use the info above if your country/region calls the pens/refills something else.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
MIX & MATCH NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD
While we are only offering rewards in solid colors, backers who pledge for 2 or more solid color pens can swap the parts themselves and create/customize your pens to match your unique personal style.
A UNIQUE PEN
There is something special about having a beautiful, versatile, and high quality pen that's so unique it's impossible for your peers to mistake as their own. A non-disposable pen that we have poured our hearts and skill into developing a pen that no one else has ever made.
•Made from TA4 Titanium (seriously...everything from the clip to the tip)
•Lifetime quality & craftsmanship
•Accepts & easily change time-tested cartridges
•Threaded pen cap and post
•Cap securely fits on back
•Conductive silicone stylus tip
•Bead blasted matte finish
•3 Anti-slip finger grooves
•Mix & Match parts to customize a new look
•Pocket clip (keeps the pen in place & from rolling off your desk)
•Every pen comes with a high quality felt pen sleeve
Everything metal from the pocket clip down to the tip is made from TA4 Grade 4 titanium. (Not titanium coated like other pens on the market) It is the strongest form of pure titanium. TA4 Grade 4 has a excellent combination of corrosion resistance, and strength. It is commonly used in industries such as: Aerospace, Medical, Marine, and Chemical Processing. Some may think using such a premium, high cost material for a pen is overkill, but we don't think so. The replaceable stylus tip is made from conductive silicone. It can also be recycled if you ever wear it out.
3 COLOR OPTIONS*
•Bead Blasted Matte Black
•High Polished Chrome
•Bead Blasted Matte Silver
(*In order to keep things simple and minimize fulfillment errors, all pens will be mailed out in solid colors only. We cannot mix & match the colors & caps for you. However, when you get 2 pens or more you can mix & match them yourself to create a pen tailored to your style.)
FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE?
Yep. Anywhere. We like to keep things simple.
HOW DOES YOUR PLEDGE HELP?
When you back our project, your pledge helps make everything possible. It helps us meet our manufacturing minimums, buy premium materials (TA4 Grade 4 titanium) at bulk rates, and bring a stellar pen to life that has never been so refill-friendly in human history. If we join together and meet the funding goal, we can all bring this project into a reality and all end up with some stunning and unique rewards.
SO WHY KICKSTARTER?
Because 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) and are serious about maintaining clear communication, keeping our word, and meeting our deadlines. 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.
Have a great day!
-Chadwick & Joe
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Chances are, yes. we love this unique community and can't get enough.
Right now, no but a local jewelry or trophy shop should be able to help do that for you for a fair price.
No, the Fisher is a little too short and the Parker pen refill is a little too thick to fit inside.
We find that a ton of pens will work great inside our pen, after yours arrives you can have fun finding even more refills that will work. When you find more that work, please send us an email so we can built a complete master list.
Hi-Tec-C "Caliver" refills will work and have more ink inside them. But regular hi-tec-c refills will not work inside.
No, at this time we only have the removable stylus tip to keep the first production run efficient and as trouble free as possible.
The surface is extremely durable. To give you a good comparison the surface color/coating is very durable like the metal band around the new iphones. Anything can get scratched if you try hard enough, but we spent over 2 months perfecting this finish to make sure they will look great for many years. Trust us, it's nice.
After the project ends, we will send out a survey and collect both your mailing address and color preferences.
Yes, Titanium is hypoallergenic and a highly corrosion resistant metal.
Titanium is 30% stronger than Steel but nearly 50% lighter. It's truly an great balance between weight and strength. Our pens use TA4, which is the highest strength of unalloyed titanium. It is highly corrosion resistant and will be around for many years to come.
Is the XTS pen cap the same size as the normal pen? Can I swap the different cap colors between the 2 pens?
Yes, the caps are the same size and can be swapped around. You can also swap the stylus tips and flat plugs around too.
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