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A minimalist fountain pen with a magnetic self-aligning cap made from titanium or aluminium.
A minimalist fountain pen with a magnetic self-aligning cap made from titanium or aluminium.
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Production Update #3

Posted by stilform (Creator)
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Hi Backers,

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!

Cheers,
Christoph & Martin
- stilform

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      Abelardo Jimenez Duran on

      Hola soy de México yo contribui en el proyecto. Quiero saber si ya se envió o está retrasada. No han enviado mail informando ojalá puedan responderme

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      Mark Fuller on

      I like the idea of the clip. For me, take as long as you like, I'm free for 2019 so any day is good.

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      junho lee on

      appreciate for telling us about how are you're going, so can I ask you when can we have our pen? I'm in south korea, seoul. and I ordered without clips.

    4. stilform 3-time creator on

      Hey Backers,
      thanks for your kind and motivational words. We really appreciate that!
      @Paul
      please reach out to info@stilform.com to tell us your updated order. We will prepare it for you asap

      @Michail
      we are totally open for that :)

      Best,
      -Chris

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      Charles Tipper on

      I appreciate the update, take your time, a little extra time won’t matter. As long as the pen is perfect.

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      Paul on

      What can I do to order more of your pens?

    7. brandedholy on

      Appreciate the elaborative update. Thank you.

    8. Jeremie Lariviere
      Superbacker
      on

      thanks for the update!

    9. Michail Drakomathioulakis
      Superbacker
      on

      Finally!

      A KS project that gives meaningful updates and detailed timelines!

      Thanks for that, and don’t worry for short delays, as long as the quality standards are high and kept!

      Since pens with clips won’t be available before Christmas, perhaps you should give the option to the backers who need their pens before Christmas to change their pledges for pens without clips.

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      Manish Gunda on

      Take your time absolutely no hurry

    11. stilform 3-time creator on

      @Adrian
      yes, that's right :)

      @Nils
      Thanks for your support and trust. They are engineered and produced to German standards

    12. Adrian Ying on

      Please correct my understanding if not right, those pens without clip will be delivered by dec begin?

    13. Nils Werner on

      As long as the pens are engineered to German standards, I don't mind the delay. ;)

    14. stilform 3-time creator on

      @Scott Sure, please contact us at info@stilform.com

    15. Scott Endres on

      Is it possible to downgrade my pledge to be sans clip?