We had the chance to go check production few days ago, as our original plan was to ship everyone’s order out in February. However, we’ve discovered an issue that we need your assistance with in order to move ahead with the production process.
Rounded Corners Dilemma
Most of the traditional notebooks today, such as Moleskine, have rounded corners a well as rounded pages. So the front and back cover edges are only a few millimeters away from the inside page edges. Please see pic here:
Our goal is to have a rounded cover, but to keep the corners of the pages inside squared. This is so when you rip off a page, it will retain a clean edge all around.
We made a prototype earlier to simulate what we wanted. However, it seems that when it came to mass production, because on the automation of the machines, the corners were too wide and too far offset from the inner page edges (5mm all around) that we think that it's way too far and won't be aesthetically pleasing. Please see pic here:
We're looking for other new vendors who might be able to solve this issue. While we'll try to find the perfect solution to this, we want to know YOUR thoughts on this issue:
As you can imagine this little hang-up might end up causing a slight delay to our production schedule... we’d still like to ship out in March but now it’s looking like it will be closer to April.
We will keep you updated here with further information on production. We're really sorry about this delay, and we hope you'd understand our commitment to making the best product we can. Rest assured, we'll make a product that you'll love to use.
Please let us know if you have any concerns or suggestions.
Tim & the SketchyNotebook Team