About this project
"If you are the type of person that obsessively clicks the plunger of a retractable pen, this magnet action on the X-Pen might become a new addiction for you." -office supply geek-
"I find myself idly opening and closing the cap just for the fun of it. Functionality bonus!" -No Pen intended-
"It’s not rollerball, it’s not fountain and, most importantly, it doesn’t take the Hi-Tec-C refill." -CoolMaterial.com-
Introducing the X-pen
The X-pen is a machined 6061 aircraft grade aluminum felt tip pen that is powered by both the Pilot razor point & the Pilot Fineliner. We love this pen and think that it deserves a makeover. We made this pen with designers, architects, engineers, and do it yourselfers in mind. Its small compact size (.43in x 4in) fits in pockets unnoticeably and feels great while in use. We concluded a diameter of .43in thanks to the help of a series of different sized prototypes and asking our friends to try them out and tell us what they thought felt best.
How it works...
"The magnetic cap makes putting the cap on fun, easy, and it's also incredibly useful for grabbing pins out of a jar for your late pinup presentation!" -Max Swift CED undergrad-
The cap has a hex machined on it so that you can open the hex set screw used to secure in the ink. It embraces the idea of multi-functionality, a pen can function not only as a tool for dispensing ink but also as a tool to open and renew itself. We wanted the process of refilling the ink to be as exciting as building a model car or airplane.
The pen is ideal for the do it yourselfers that like taking things apart. In case that’s not you, it’s okay! We'll also have the ink on our website prepackaged and ready to use. The ink comes in four colors, black, red, green, and blue. You can also choose your line size, extra fine,Pilot Razor Point (.3mm) or a bit wider, the Pilot Fineliner (.7mm)
- Aircraft grade aluminum 6061
- We use a Standard off the shelf hex set screw (easy to replace in case it gets lost) the pen looks great with or without a nickel plate setscrew
- Unibody design, nothing to get loose while using the pen
- Magnetic cap secures effortlessly on pen, is fun to play with, makes grabbing paper clips or push pins a breeze
- .43” diameter (most comfortable diameter according to our experiments and feedback from users)
- 4” overall length fits in your pockets unnoticed
- 2 line types, .3mm or .7mm
- 2 types of finish, Electroless Nickel or Clear anodize
- You can get the Pilot Razor point or Pilot Fineliner pen from any major office supplier or amazon.
The pen tool
We've also designed a special tool that's used to take apart the pilot razor point pen. It's machined out of the same aircraft grade aluminum as the X-pen. It comes with a clear anodize finish or electroless nickel. Of course you can always use a pair of needle nose pliers but the pen tool functions as a pen stand, business card holder, and secret bottle opener! It also looks a lot better on your desk then a pair of needle nose pliers. Did we mention the pen tool is also a Bottle opener!!!
Why do we need funding?
We need your help to manufacture these pens and make this project come to life. We've made the working prototypes ourselves but we can't possibly manufacture these pens ourselves. We've already connected with a local CNC manufacture but in order to lock in a manufacturing deal we need a minimum order 100 pens. We're hoping to reach over 100 pens so that we can make a few small purchases for our shop. Our main goal is to get a product we've designed in the hands of professionals and students everywhere! Please help us make this dream come true. The X-pen is our first project on kickstarter but definitely not the last.Thank you for you time, we hope you enjoyed.
All of our backers will have a spot on our website on our backers page until we ship your order. If for any reason you do not want to be on the website, please send us a message.
Thanks for watching/reading,
Arash & Mehdi
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