Here is our latest progress on Project: V in the past two weeks.
We’ve got a digital print sample for our keyboard packaging! This sample run aims to improve the artwork, inspect printing quality, and review the structure. We opted to display the keyboard in life-size on the front of the box, in line with our tablet packaging. Therefore, we must match the printed artwork to the physical keyboard for a realistic representation. We paid particular attention to comparing textures, tint, edges, and brightness between the two and will implement our findings during the packaging calibration in the factory.
The improved artwork we introduced in the last topic worked out brilliantly in the latest digital print. We cannot wait to share with you the look of final boxes when they are mass-produced. UV, a method of using ultra-violet lights to dry special ink, will be applied to give them a notable contrast boost.
Not to be outdone, the regulatory icons on the back are also razor sharp!
We traveled to the factory to lock in the improvements following our last review of a pen loop sample built from the keyboard fabric. The final pen loop is expected to have its fabric direction matched with our keyboard, a centered loop, higher quality stitching, and a tab size reduction to 3 × 3 cm (with the loop length decreased to 1.5 cm).
We’ve confirmed the aesthetics of etching on both sides of the kickstand after moving to use a more precise laser machine in the factory. The golden sample that came out of it was sharp, even, and with a brightness subtle but can be easily found.
Last but not least, while the entire V package is taken care of, we ironed out firmware misbehavior that may produce a black screen when setting up Windows for the first time.
Moving forward, we will continue to finalize Project: V and keep a close eye on its timeline. Stay tuned!
Thank you, and have a great weekend!