Hi Kosmonauts! With your help we have brought our award-winning KOSMOS Ballpoint Pen to life in two successful Kickstarter campaigns.
We were always tempted by the idea to create a fountain pen that follows KOSMOS's design spirit: innovative magnetic mechanism, minimalist design and high-quality materials for an affordable price.
After one year of development and dozens of prototypes we are thrilled to present our premium fountain pen with a magnetic self-aligning cap: the KOSMOS ink.
The KOSMOS ink is precision-machined out of solid grade-5 titanium or grade-6 aluminium. These remarkable materials combine the highest durability with exceptional light weight.
We designed the Kosmos ink to have a perfect balance in your hand. So your writing will always be in maximum comfort. The nibs by German company Peter Bock ensure that the Kosmos ink provides a smooth ink flow and the best writing experience for you.
By making the cap magnetic we were able to realise a clean design without any threads near the grip section which may affect your writing comfort.
You can choose from 4 reward tiers: the KOSMOS ink Aluminium in a single pack or in a 2-pack and the KOSMOS ink Titanium in a single pack or in a 2-pack.
If you’d like to receive multiple rewards, simply add the respective amount to your pledge (view the project's FAQ for pledge examples):
- Add €55 for every additional KOSMOS ink Aluminium
- Add €105 for every additional KOSMOS ink Titanium
You will select the color of your pen in a Backerkit survey after the campaign.
Every KOSMOS ink comes with a steel nib by the German company Peter Bock. We also offer more luxurious nibs for you. Simply add the amount below to your pledge. You can also add the nibs to your order in the Backerkit survey after the campaign has ended. There are different nib sizes from extra fine to broad to choose from.
We offer an optional clip upgrade for the KOSMOS ink for €10. The clip will be placed on the cap on the opposite side of the logo. You will be able to select the clip upgrade for every pen you order in the Backerkit survey after the campaign has ended.
The stilform Accessories will be available in the Backerkit Survey after the campaign.
Specifically for the new KOSMOS ink, we developed a Base to keep your fountain pen in easy reach during your workflow and to present its design even better. The Base is designed to fit the Kosmos fountain pen with and without the cap, as well as the Kosmos ballpoint pen.
To make your KOSMOS ink truly the perfect everyday carry, we created a Leather Pouch that protects and holds it safely while you're on the go. The Journal is the playground of your creative works and notes. It comes in a clean design with 150 pages of dotted premium paper and a high-quality hard-cover.
- Material: Grade-5 Titanium or Grade-6 Aluminium
- Weight Aluminium version: 24g with cap, 18g without cap (including ink converter)
- Weight Titanium version: 37g with cap, 27g without cap (including ink converter)
- Pre-assembled steel nib type 076 by Peter Bock (Germany)
- Compatible with all International Standard Cartridges and Converters
- Gift box packaging
We have been working together with our trusted manufacturer for a long time. The production of the KOSMOS ink is all set up and we have already produced a small batch of the aluminium and titanium version. In the process we gained valuable experience and resolved the production challenges of the Titanium material. So now we can make sure the production of all Kickstarter rewards runs as smoothly as possible. To speed up the production process we arranged special condition with our manufacturer: We will order the raw material and start first lathing operations even before the campaign has ended. So you will receive your highly anticipated KOSMOS ink as early as possible.
To ensure a flawless quality of our product, the quality control of all parts, assembly and final check of the assembled fountain pens and nibs will be undertaken by a trusted German partner, who will be supervised by ourselves in person. Afterwards a professional fulfillment partner will take care of the shipping of packages to your homes.
You can reach us by any of these following methods:
1. Back our campaign and leave a comment in the comments section
2. Contact us via Facebook Messenger (click the button below)
3. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Visit our store: https://www.stilform-design.de/
5. Click FAQ, then choose “Ask a question” to contact us
Risks and challenges
The main risks and challenges are as follows:
We are working with extremely experienced machining and finishing suppliers that are used to handling quantities well over the amount that are typical for Kickstarter which means that there is little risk of a production bottleneck. Though it is unlikely, delays can still happen as machinery can break down, raw materials can arrive late etc. which can create unanticipated setbacks. If this highly unlikely scenario takes place, frequent communication and transparency with our backers is our top priority.
Pens are popular on Kickstarter so our funding goal could be exceeded significantly. Maintaining consistent quality - There are separate quality control procedures at every manufacturing step so defect rates are very low. We have the experience to realize high quality products through our background as a industrial design agency.
Shipping large volumes - If we will get highly overfunded, all products will be packaged and sent by a professional logistics warehouse so we will be able to pack shipments quickly and without mistakes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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