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Bringing New Life to Discarded Construction Materials with Our Signature Pens. Help us Complete Our Small Shop Building Project!
Bringing New Life to Discarded Construction Materials with Our Signature Pens. Help us Complete Our Small Shop Building Project!
63 backers pledged $2,688 to help bring this project to life.

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Upcycled Ink :: Simple Pens Crafted from Reclaimed Materials

$2,688

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Thank you for stopping by our 9th Kickstarter campaign - Upcycled Ink: Handmade Pens made from Reclaimed Materials

07/17 UPDATE: NOW AVAILABLE IN GOLD!

Solid surface materials, were invented in the late 60s by DuPont and have been used for counter tops, tables, and bars for decades. This material is stain resistant and has an amazing finish to it when sanded smooth.

All of the pens in this campaign are made out of reclaimed & recycled solid surface counter top material.

Three different rewards are available for this campaign. The Slim is a sleek simple pen for every day carry. The Trim has more weight and size and is great for writing for longer periods of time. The Mini fits great in pockets and purses to take on the go.

Each pen is available in chrome, gold, or gun-metal finish and comes in 5 different colors.

NEWLY ADDED!

Each pen or pencil comes in a black foam lined gift box to keep it safe during shipping. Each pen comes with your choice of black or blue ink. The pencils come with 7mm lead. Additional boxes will be available after the campaign through BackerKit.

NEWLY ADDED!

Select a bold, natural, or neutral color to fit your personality. Names inspired by nature.

One of the most common questions we receive during our campaigns is: "How do I pledge for more than one reward?" We have decided to use BackerKit for both survey/backer management as well as to offer upgrades and add-ons. If you'd like to pledge for more than one reward, feel free to pledge the total amount of all the rewards you would like or you can add on items after the campaign is over. BackerKit will verify which add-ons/upgrades you would like and adjust the cost for all your items and shipping. We will also be offering pen boxes, pouches, ink refills, and other upgrades/add-ons through BackerKit.

Initially, pen making started out as a hobby. It grew from that into a family business that supplements our income. We currently run an online Etsy shop and sell items locally through consignment and craft fairs, but that isn't enough to provide for our growing family of 7 (and 2 cats!). Kickstarter allows for global exposure and creates permanent relationships with people who are passionate about what we create and also with potential retail buyers.

Our goal for this campaign is to cover cost of the campaign rewards and pay for the completion of our shop upgrade project. When we began making pens, we had a small space in our single car garage. Over time, as we grew, more space was needed, and the ability to work during the winter cold and summer heat became a necessity. Over the past few months we have been remodeling the garage to weatherproof and create some more workable space. We've completed quite a bit of the project, but there is still a bit more to go. HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Check out our Etsy Shop for more great Pens!
Check out our Etsy Shop for more great Pens!

Risks and challenges

While every project has risks and challenges, we have carefully thought out most aspects of our campaign. This being our 9th Kickstarter campaign, we've had practice getting our checklist for reward delivery tuned up. We will also be utilizing BackerKit which helps with organization and survey management.

The biggest challenge that we may face is demand. If we have a high demand, we will have to spread out our fulfillment over a longer period of time. We will clearly communicate any changes to scheduled fulfillment if it occurs.

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    The Early Bird Mini

    Mini ballpoint pen in chrome or gun metal with postable cap. Available in your choice of color. Get them while they're hot - limited to the first 20 backers at a 33% discount! You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

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    • Colorful Upcycled Mini Pen
    • Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
    • Parker Ink Refill - Blue or Black
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    The Slim

    Slim ballpoint twist pen in chrome or gun metal. Available in your choice of color. You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

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    • Colorful Upcycled Slim Pen
    • Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
    • Cross Ink Refill - Blue or Black
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    The Trim

    Trim ballpoint twist pen in chrome or gun metal. Available in your choice of color. You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

    Includes:
    • Colorful Upcycled Trim Pen
    • Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
    • Cross Ink Refill - Blue or Black
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    The Trim Pencil

    Trim 7mm pencil in chrome or gun metal. Available in your choice of color. You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

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    • Colorful Upcycled Trim Pencil
    • Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
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    The Mini

    Mini ballpoint pen in chrome or gun metal with postable cap. Available in your choice of color. You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

    Includes:
    • Colorful Upcycled Mini Pen
    • Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
    • Parker Ink Refill - Blue or Black
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    The Trim Pen/Pencil Set

    The Trim Ballpoint Twist Pen and the Trim 7mm pencil in chrome or gun metal. Comes in a felt-lined gift box. Available in your choice of color. You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

    Includes:
    • Colorful Upcycled Trim Pen
    • Colorful Upcycled Trim Pencil
    • Felt Line Gift Box
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    The Slim Triple Play

    Three Slim ballpoint twist pens in chrome or gun metal. Available in your choice of color. You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

    Includes:
    • Colorful Upcycled Slim Pen
    • Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
    • Cross Ink Refill - Blue or Black
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    The Trim Triple Play

    Three Trim ballpoint twist pens in chrome or gun metal. Available in your choice of color. You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

    Includes:
    • Colorful Upcycled Trim Pen
    • Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
    • Cross Ink Refill - Blue or Black
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    The Collection

    One each of the Slim, Trim, and Mini ballpoint pens in chrome or gun metal. Available in your choice of color. You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

    Includes:
    • Colorful Upcycled Slim Pen
    • Colorful Upcycled Trim Pen
    • Colorful Upcycled Mini Pen
    • Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
    • Cross Ink Refill - Blue or Black
    • Parker Ink Refill - Blue or Black
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    The Trim Pencil Triple Play

    Three Trim 7mm pencil in chrome or gun metal. Available in your choice of color. You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

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    • Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
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    The Mini Triple Play

    Three Mini ballpoint pens in chrome or gun metal with postable cap. Available in your choice of color. You will be able to select your options when the campaign is complete through BackerKit.

    Includes:
    • Colorful Upcycled Mini Pen
    • Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
    • Parker Ink Refill - Blue or Black
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    One of Everything

    One pen of every possible color and metal combination for a total of 30 pens.

    Includes:
    • 10× Colorful Upcycled Slim Pen
    • 10× Colorful Upcycled Trim Pen
    • 10× Colorful Upcycled Mini Pen
    • 30× Black Windowed Foam-Lined Pen Box
    • 20× Cross Ink Refill - Blue or Black
    • 10× Parker Ink Refill - Blue or Black
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