While the team is working hard on completing Spectrum, here’s an update on our progress on the Vinyl skin since our last survey. In this topic, I will take you with us on a journey of inspecting samples, discovering interesting skin possibilities for Spectrum, and helping us decide on its style. On the topic of accessories, we also have a couple of cable questions awaiting your input.
We’ve inspected samples from our supplier to check out their skins’ quality and explore possible solutions for Spectrum.
We love the sleek appearance and comfortable touch feeling of the carbon fiber. Therefore, we asked the supplier to send over their skin kit, including all of their carbon fiber variants and other aesthetically pleasing plain and mixed color solutions.
Though we want to offer unique and artful designs, the color-printed vinyl in the first batch of samples was of low quality: the picture is blurry and lines are pixelated. The supplier assures us that it resulted from the low resolution of the source images they used to create the stickers, and that if we provide high-quality pictures, they can produce higher-quality skin samples. We’ve provided a dozen images with high contrast and rich color to produce a run of six samples using their four-color digital print technique. These images eliminate the bottleneck of source picture quality and are intended to put the contrast and color accuracy of their printing technique to the test. This batch of sample skins is on their way to our team now; depending on their quality, we will look into the possibility of working with this supplier on customized skin options. We are aware that many of you are interested in a community contest of Spectrum vinyl skin prints, and we will see what we can do based on our findings.
While we are waiting for the new samples, @Joni is working on a 3D file based on the rear frame and stand, leading the discussion about parts of Spectrum the skin should cover. Our supplier is experimenting with wrapping every part of Spectrum except the panel. This way, we get to know all the parts the skin can cover.
In the meantime, we are ready to let you choose your favorite style with the skin kit’s help!
- Carbon Fiber Black
- Carbon Fiber Anthracite
- Carbon Fiber White
- Carbon Fiber Transparent
- Shadow Black
- Matrix Black
- Gloss Galaxy Black
- Gloss Ember Black
- Satin Frozen Vanilla
- Satin White
- Shadow Military Green
- Matte Military Green
- Gloss Light Green
- Matte Riviera Blue
- Matte Orange
- Matte Red
Although most Spectrum cables are routed towards the back, Type-C cables are likely in your setup’s front view when you utilize Spectrum’s one-cable solution. Therefore, with our branding in mind it may be an excellent idea to have your Type-C cable be our neon red. It will let it stand out, even as your other black cables neatly blend into the background.
- I prefer pairing Spectrum with a red Type-C cable.
- I prefer pairing Spectrum with a black Type-C cable.
- I have no preference.
- I prefer the rest of my Spectrum cables to be red.
- I prefer the rest of my Spectrum cables to be black.
- I have no preference.
- Other, I’ll comment below.
Our team will soon receive neon red and black cable samples, and we will assess the options we go for based on the quality of their color and with the help of your opinions. Talk soonTM!