Illuminated Apparel is an innovative clothing brand that allows you to draw on an unlimited glow in the dark canvas using light. We have created a special glow ink, which is up 10 times brighter than standard glow inks available. The glow lasts for around 5 minutes, allowing you to constantly create designs.
The bespoke glow ink has been designed so a high intensity glow is produced however it remains durable when printed onto the T-Shirt.
We wanted to understand the process from scratch so we manufactured our own equipment to screen print the ink onto the samples. We were faced with various obstacles and challenges which we now have overcome.
After manufacturing our own samples/tests, we then visited a large printing factory who manufactured production ready samples. After two weeks of tests we now have approval for full scale manufacture.
Why do we need your help?
1. We need your help with testing and creating production samples for our Logo Embedded printing. Our next stage is to embed your logo within the T-Shirt, which once the ink is activated, will leave a impression of your logo/design in the background.
2. Currently it is very expensive to set up/start commercial production on a small a scale. With your help we can radically reduce the margins allowing us to price the T-Shirts/Vests at a competitive level.
We are currently developing a 'Logo Embedding' process in which you will be able to embed your logo into the ink design. Once charged using a mobile torchlight, laser pen or UV keyring your design will illuminate. This unique process allows for customised promotion and marketing opportunities.
This creates great promotion and marketing possibilities. Combining this with social media the exposure of your brand has great potential.
With your help we can get this process production ready and commercially viable.
Risks and challenges
We have almost everything in line for production which means we have overcome the majority of obstacles already. There is always a possibility of delays for the production depending on the demand however we will be sourcing additional manufacturers to ensure we have all bases covered.
One final obstacle is the development of the Logo Embedding for which we have already designed and produced an in house prototype. We have spoken to our current manufacturers who have confirmed this will be possible after the testing/development stage.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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