$9,946
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backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

By Stamptitude
$9,946
pledged of $2,561 goal
backers

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

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Animated GIF showing how the stamp head detaches from the handle
Animated GIF showing how the stamp head detaches from the handle

The ALUMA is the first Wax Seal of its kind to feature a revolutionary magnetic fitting, allowing the user to switch quickly and easily between multiple engraved stamp head designs.

The name ALUMA is in reference to its distinctive body, which is machined from solid pieces of aluminium. The stainless steel ring serves as a centrepiece of the design whilst also providing a functional housing for the strong neodymium magnet encased within. A truly innovative stamp that is both practical and fun to use.

What is a Wax Seal?

Wax Seals were traditionally used to authenticate official documents. They now serve as a popular gift for designers, stationery lovers and anyone wishing to add a personal touch to their branding projects or written correspondence.

Timelapse of a melting wax pellet
Timelapse of a melting wax pellet

There are many uses for the Wax Seal such as for packaging, sealing liquor bottles, wedding planning or even just as a charming addition to your tool kit, home office and stationery collection.

The ALUMA Solves a Common Problem

 

The ALUMA makes switching logos a breeze
The ALUMA makes switching logos a breeze

There are occasions during Wax Sealing that you wish you had more than one design at your disposal. Wax Seal aficionados will rejoice at the idea of being able to switch between their favourite wax seal designs without the need for an additional stamp handle.

Multiple stamp heads ready to be interchanged
Multiple stamp heads ready to be interchanged

 

Development Process

Designing the ALUMA has been a labor intensive process involving more than 1,000+ hours of research, brainstorming and development. We have gone from initial sketches on the backs of napkins to CAD modelling, 3D rendering and working prototypes.

A series of protoypes showing the development of the ALUMA
A series of protoypes showing the development of the ALUMA

 

The brief that we set ourselves for this project was simply to create a new, modern stamp with a unique mechanical system which allowed different engraved designs to be easily interchangeable. After months of iterations we have arrived at our current solution which is a first-of-its-kind magnetic fixture. We are really pleased with how the initial prototypes have turned out and we are excited for you to experience just how quick and easy it is to switch between your favourite engraved designs.

A Detailed Look at the ALUMA

The design of the ALUMA is fairly minimal in appearance when viewed from the side. You could be forgiven for thinking that it is made up of just two parts, i.e, the head and the handle. Broadly speaking yes, but technically it is made up of five major components that all come together to form the finished product. 

Designers will appreciate the attention to detail that has gone into creating the ALUMA
Designers will appreciate the attention to detail that has gone into creating the ALUMA

Both the body and the head are machined from solid pieces of aluminium. There are three additional pieces which make up the entire magnetic housing. We have made a conscious effort to engineer the ALUMA in a way that allows all of the inner workings and mechanisms to remain completely concealed whilst maintaining the overall aesthetic of the product.

Magnet: Strong, rare-earth Neodymium magnet.

The assembly method for the ALUMA has been taken into careful consideration to ensure that all parts can withstand the force of continual impact from the magnetic fitting.

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What's Included?

ALUMA branded wax pellets
ALUMA branded wax pellets

Each ALUMA wax seal will come with 10 x wax pellets. One ALUMA branded wax pellet is enough to seal a single envelope, which is another industry first. Traditional wax pellets or 'beads' as they are more commonly referred to are much smaller and require at least 3-4 to make a full seal.

Diameter: 15mm
Depth: 8mm

Need More Wax Pellets?

If you'd like to add more, simply update your pledge amount by adding $50 HKD per additional 25 x wax pellets.

Add-on Instructions:
1. Click 'Manage your Pledge' or 'Back this Project' (if you have not yet pledged).
2. Adjust your total pledge amount to include the cost of the add-on.

How does Custom Engraving work?

 

About Us

Founders Oli & June, with daughter Milly
Founders Oli & June, with daughter Milly

Stamptitude is a family-owned business founded in 2013 by a husband & wife team. Our headquarters are in Hong Kong and our products are manufactured approx. 50km north of the border in Mainland China. We are transparent about the fact that our products are Made in China and we are proud to have the necessary facilities to do all our own assembly, packing and custom engraving on-site in our 1300 square feet studio. We have shipped products to over 100+ countries worldwide and have worked with major corporate clients including Disney, Dior and The Grammys.

Why Kickstarter?

In terms of innovation this is by far the biggest development project we have undertaken. We have a number of years experience in developing new products and successfully bringing them to market, however the ALUMA will consist of considerably more parts with a higher level of complexity than we’re typically used to. Therefore, we have chosen to enlist the help of our most loyal supporters in funding the development of the ALUMA into a finished product.

We are currently at the stage in the development where we have a fully functioning prototype, which we have used in our product photography. Once funded we will be able to further refine the design and invest in a production sample which should then lead to us placing an initial order with the manufacturers of each individual component.

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Risks and challenges

The greatest challenge we face will be ensuring that we stick to our production timeline and meet our expected delivery dates as promised to you the backer. This Kickstarter campaign is not simply a pre-order. The ALUMA is still very much a work in progress and by backing this project you will be directly funding the development of the finished product. For this reason there will be a certain level of risk involved, however with our experience of shipping in excess of 5,000+ orders per year via our online store, we are confident in our ability to handle the fulfilment of this project.

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