Production Update #3
we would like to give you another update on the production process.
The Aluminium pens and magnets arrived at our assembly facility. We did some testing and preparation work and started the assembly process now. Due to the magnets and the alignment of the cap and barrel, some assembly steps are quite delicate, so we don't want to rush things and make sure there are no hidden problems. The assembly of the titanium and brass pens will start shortly as well. We will post some pictures of the assembly work on Instagram in a week, so feel free to follow us there if you haven't already (@stilform).
As you can see it will be hard to keep the schedule as planned and start shipping in November. We think shipping will more likely commence in the beginning of December. To compensate this delay a little we upgraded to a better shipping method (delivery to USA in 4-5 business days, delivery on the next day in Germany).
Status of Clip
In our last update we said we were waiting to get a new production ready sample of the clip cap. Unfortunately, this sample did not meet our quality expectations. The cap itself got scratched in the fixation process and the clip surface did not look good. By now, we improved on those issues with two more clip samples. We keep pushing to start the mass production of the clip very soon. To be honest we cannot guarantee to be able to ship the pens with clip before Christmas. We are really sorry for this! We know it's always disappointing to hear about a postponed delivery. The stretch goal of the clip cap turned out to be much more challenging. The reason for this is the little space inside the cap and the low wall thickness, so it's really hard to find a working design that meets our high aesthetic standard. We hope you can understand.
All packaging boxes for the pens, nibs and bases arrived at our assembly partner last week as well as the 14k gold nibs by Peter Bock. We are still waiting for the delivery of the titanium and black steel nibs, but they should also arrive soon.
Have a great weekend!
Christoph & Martin