Also, tag us on IG, @charliewhiskeytango and/or use #pentypec...We love seeing them out in the wild and we'll add it to our stories.
We're hoping this is it for pens for us, but we'll be back with more goodies soon.
Peace + love + gratitude,
Che-Wei + Taylor
PS. If you haven't received your pen, message us!
PPS. Time to put our monkey brains to work ...
500 sent, more coming soon!
5 months ago
– Mon, Sep 09, 2019 at 10:26:47 PM
We hope all is well in your worlds. So far we've shipped 500 Pen Type-Cs and we're super happy to hear all of your feedback. Parts for the remaining ~3k pens should arrive in about a week or so for us to assemble and ship. You'll get an email with tracking once yours ships.
All has been going boringly smoothly, we had a small snafu with the initial 500 pens where we weren't 100% happy with the finish from the manufacturer. We ended up refinishing them all in our studio with our glass bead blaster. To avoid repeating the finishing work for the remaining 3,000 or so, we've had a few back and forths with the manufacturer to get the finish right, and properly clean the parts. It's a surface finish thing, so kinda tricky to share photos of that. But we wanted to make sure the pens felt nice to touch :)
Here are some pics of the assembly process and parts. We've made a few custom jigs to assist with assembly also pictured below. One is a part to open the bent wire piece, another is a magnetic tip rig for a screwdriver head to assist with putting on the tiny screws for the clips and the 3rd is a jig for the custom laser engravings.
Here's a video of our custom engraving jig.
Look forward to getting these out to you as quickly as possible when we receive the remaining parts.
Taylor + Che-Wei
Lookout for backerkit surveys!
6 months ago
– Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 07:15:33 PM
We're getting ready to ship in the next couple of weeks.
Lookout for an email from BackerKit.
This email will contain a link to your survey. It is important to respond as quickly as possible, so we can fulfill your rewards.
You will also be able to add a custom engraving to your Pen Type-C as a backerkit add-on, purchase more Pen Type-C's or other CW&T goodies at a special rate for Kickstarter supporters.
Our plan is to lock down surveys by Monday, August 27 (or as they are received). Yes, that's in just a few days.
You do not need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey, just click on the survey link, fill it out, and you’re good to go!
This email does not contain a survey link, we'll send that in an email!
If you need to edit, revisit, check the status of your survey/pledge, you can access it at: pen-type-c.backerkit.com.
If you use your Facebook login for your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey will be sent to the email you used for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you would prefer to use, please contact support at pen-type-c.backerkit.com/faq and we'll get you sorted out!
Che-Wei + Taylor
7 months ago
– Sat, Aug 03, 2019 at 01:25:23 AM
We're gearing up for assembly!
We jumped the gun and got the production run going early. We already have 500 production pieces machined out of titanium. We're not 100% happy with the texture of the glass bead finish, so we're re-finishing them in house before sending them out.
Also just in : a few hundred clips.
Some custom screws to attach the clip.
10,000 bent wire pieces (because that's the minimum order quantity).
And just today we got the Hi-Tec-C Coleto cartridges.
The final missing piece is the packaging, which we'll get in a couple weeks.
In the meantime, we'll be re-finishing the main titanium part and then assembling while we wait on packaging.
Stay tuned and follow us on IG for a glimpse of day-to-day happenings in studio.