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MacSkinz are NOT vinyl stickers! They are formed... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
MacSkinz are NOT vinyl stickers! They are formed plastic shells that are about as thick as a credit card (.030+-).
Posted by macskinz, on Nov 8, 2005 at 11:38 AM, in Hardware Hacking
MacSkinz are NOT vinyl stickers! They are formed... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
MacSkinz are NOT vinyl stickers! They are formed plastic shells that are about as thick as a credit card (.030+-).
Posted by macskinz, on Nov 8, 2005 at 11:38 AM, in Hardware Hacking
It's been a while... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Hey all,
since I was here last, I have ran into one more glitch. After EVERYTHING, I ran new prototypes with the new production process, printing process and plastic only to find out that the...
Posted by macskinz, on Apr 2, 2005 at 10:58 AM, in Hardware Hacking
One More thing! 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
If I didn't get such good response from message boards like this one, I'd probably throw in the towel about now and get a real job.
Posted by macskinz, on Feb 13, 2005 at 09:02 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Thanks everyone! 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
The latest news is that I am sitting here looking at prototype Skinz for the 12" iBook, 14" iBook, 12" PowerBook, 15" PowerBook, 17" PowerBook and the TiBook. If you've been keeping up with the...
Posted by macskinz, on Feb 13, 2005 at 08:57 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hey all, the special plastic is in and I will... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Hey all,
the special plastic is in and I will be forgoing MacWorld this year so that I can get production going on the laptops as soon as possible. Also, instead of building a large inventory before...
Posted by macskinz, on Jan 2, 2005 at 02:15 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hey all, for those who are curious about why... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Hey all,
for those who are curious about why MacSkinz for laptops are not yet available, check out the following link. In particular, the last update.
http://www.macskinz.com/MACSKINZ/story.html
...
Posted by macskinz, on Dec 3, 2004 at 01:15 PM, in Hardware Hacking
From MacSkinz 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Hey all,
MacSkinz are not an easy product to manufacture otherwise you would probably see a comparable product for the millions of PCs out there. iPod Skinz are easier (now that we have the printing...
Posted by macskinz, on Oct 1, 2004 at 12:12 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Thanks for speaking for me Cadaver! Yes, I... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Thanks for speaking for me Cadaver!

Yes, I did have a written contract. Manufacturers usually get the short end of the stick in the chain of sales and take most of the risk. Our main recourse is a...
Posted by macskinz, on Aug 30, 2004 at 11:18 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Re: HP iPod Tatttos, PodSkinz, and iSkin Tattoo 1,159 Views / 3 Replies  
Custom printed PodSkinz will be available as one-offs. Although my resources are focused on bringing back the macSkinz right now, they should be available sometime soon. I need to work out the...
Posted by macskinz, on Aug 29, 2004 at 11:43 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just like that! Large computer stores don't... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Just like that!

Large computer stores don't want to carry accessories for a product that they no longer sell (ie. 3g). I personally find it odd because there are something like 3 million+ 3gs in...
Posted by macskinz, on Aug 18, 2004 at 01:42 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I have dealt with Apple's trademark lawyers and... 810 Views / 11 Replies  
I have dealt with Apple's trademark lawyers and found that it is next to impossible to get rights to print the Apple logo on any aftermarket product. What I would really like to print for nostalgia...
Posted by macskinz, on Aug 18, 2004 at 01:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Pre-orders...? 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
That is something I would never do. I won't even make them available until we have the capacity to meet every customers needs.

thanks,
Doug
Posted by macskinz, on Aug 15, 2004 at 11:39 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Hey All, I am far more frustrated than any of... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Hey All,
I am far more frustrated than any of you could possibly be. Our new production process works great for prototyping and smaller products such as the iPod. Large flat surface areas such as...
Posted by macskinz, on Aug 13, 2004 at 10:24 AM, in Hardware Hacking
The Captain points out the Obvious! It is... 1,475 Views / 28 Replies  
The Captain points out the Obvious!

It is one more of the many difficulties of "Made in America".

Doug
MacSkinz
Posted by macskinz, on Jun 8, 2004 at 09:45 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I hesitate on producing backplates for the... 1,475 Views / 28 Replies  
I hesitate on producing backplates for the original iPod because of diminished sales and that fact that I would have to invest in all new tooling. On 3g iPods, the front is the same as the back so...
Posted by macskinz, on Jun 7, 2004 at 11:24 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
In contrast to a few of the previous design... 1,475 Views / 28 Replies  
In contrast to a few of the previous design ideas, yours are way out there and now that our process has changed from screen print to digital, we can print any design even if it is a photo. I...
Posted by macskinz, on Jun 5, 2004 at 11:05 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Good question. It is not what they are made of... 1,475 Views / 28 Replies  
Good question. It is not what they are made of but the process and time involved. They are printed with a proprietary process where the image is infused into the plastic itself. Cel phone covers are...
Posted by macskinz, on Jun 5, 2004 at 10:50 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the feedback. It looks like our next... 1,475 Views / 28 Replies  
Thanks for the feedback. It looks like our next round of designs should be more conservative and sophisticated. You're right about such little room for design elements. Hence the reasoning behind the...
Posted by macskinz, on Jun 5, 2004 at 10:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm guessing the 3G will be available in a week... 1,475 Views / 28 Replies  
I'm guessing the 3G will be available in a week or two at the latest.

Thanks,
Doug
www.macskinz.com
Posted by macskinz, on Jun 5, 2004 at 10:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hmmm, must be the concept. Our designs cover a... 1,475 Views / 28 Replies  
Hmmm,
must be the concept. Our designs cover a large audience and I wonder how even the brushed aluminum or carbon fiber can be called tacky. I would love to hear some constructive criticism such as...
Posted by macskinz, on Jun 4, 2004 at 06:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The intent of our first design release is... 1,475 Views / 28 Replies  
The intent of our first design release is diversity and what we currently offer cover a large market and look great. Do you have any design ideas? We are open to suggestions.

Thanks,
Doug...
Posted by macskinz, on May 25, 2004 at 12:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Update 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
I hate to make such a quick price change but PodSkinz are now $20.00 each with no minimum purchase. This increase was made after discussing with resellers the profit margin they require in order to...
Posted by macskinz, on May 13, 2004 at 04:20 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Just to let everyone know, I just opened the site... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Just to let everyone know, I just opened the site again. Only iPod Skinz are available right now but iBooks and PowerBooks will be back soon.

I hope you guys enjoy our first run of designs. The...
Posted by macskinz, on May 13, 2004 at 10:07 AM, in Hardware Hacking
That is a bummer. I can say that adhesive has... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
That is a bummer. I can say that adhesive has been one of our burdons too. We are using a very high quality gummy style adhesive that does not dry. The problem lies in mass producing the small "dots"...
Posted by macskinz, on May 12, 2004 at 10:57 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Thanks for the kudos! We are a very small company... 1,280 Views / 21 Replies  
Thanks for the kudos! We are a very small company and do our best to make sure our customers are happy. I wish I could say when we will be online again but all I can say is soon. We are doing our...
Posted by macskinz, on May 6, 2004 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would have to say "no". If we printed an image... 1,280 Views / 21 Replies  
I would have to say "no". If we printed an image from a game, even a character, and then sold the custom MacSkinz to you, we would be turning a profit from the image and would need to compensate the...
Posted by macskinz, on May 5, 2004 at 02:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Custom MacSkinz will be available again also.... 1,280 Views / 21 Replies  
Custom MacSkinz will be available again also. This time around there won't be the limitations of screen printing. Almost every request for custom MacSkinz that we've had in the past has been for...
Posted by macskinz, on May 2, 2004 at 11:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: macskinz 1,280 Views / 21 Replies  
Our new process opens the door for any design we choose. We are no longer limited by the printing process and have quite a few more feminine designs completed and waiting for production. Look for...
Posted by macskinz, on May 2, 2004 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You are wrong. My problem is that every time I... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
You are wrong. My problem is that every time I give a time for the reopening, something happens outside our control. It's best that I roll with the flow and push to get them back as soon as possible....
Posted by macskinz, on Apr 27, 2004 at 11:51 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Hi strokemouth, I'm sorry to hear of your... 1,280 Views / 21 Replies  
Hi strokemouth,
I'm sorry to hear of your problem. We had an issue with a batch of black ink where the adhesion started to fail after awhile. This was only noticed when removing the MacSkinz from...
Posted by macskinz, on Apr 27, 2004 at 11:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey all 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
I'm not one to pass the buck but lets just say that our delay has been out of our control. It is VERY frustrating. Things are finally happening and we'll be up and running soon with more products...
Posted by macskinz, on Apr 20, 2004 at 10:12 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Oh, I forgot to mention that a new Dell laptop... 1,044 Views / 11 Replies  
Oh, I forgot to mention that a new Dell laptop now offers a few graphic images on the case top. I think they have followed our suit. Another thing, when we go live again, we will be offering all of...
Posted by macskinz, on Mar 4, 2004 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I started a pretty exhaustive thread on the... 1,044 Views / 11 Replies  
I started a pretty exhaustive thread on the subject some time back and am amazed at people's need to show the Apple logo. I support Apple for their great interface and hardware not for their logo. To...
Posted by macskinz, on Mar 4, 2004 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Cover warping 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
We have no plans on ever creating Skinz for the bottom of computers. There are heat build-up issues that could occur along with too many other variables. Even if we did create them, they wouldn't...
Posted by macskinz, on Mar 4, 2004 at 02:37 PM, in Hardware Hacking
MacSkinz have NOTHING to do with software skins. ... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
MacSkinz have NOTHING to do with software skins. As for tiBook MacSkinz, we'll see what the future brings.

Doug
www.macskinz.com
Posted by macskinz, on Mar 4, 2004 at 02:31 PM, in Hardware Hacking
lots and lots of money can get you anything but... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
lots and lots of money can get you anything but to encase the tiBook in acrylic...
Posted by macskinz, on Mar 4, 2004 at 02:29 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hello h00ligan, The tiBook MacSkinz has been... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Hello h00ligan,
The tiBook MacSkinz has been more than a pain. We had a batch of plastic that had too much shrinkage in colder weather and didn't realize it because we are in sunny California and...
Posted by macskinz, on Mar 4, 2004 at 02:25 PM, in Hardware Hacking
No, nobody is buying us out. We completeley... 1,044 Views / 11 Replies  
No, nobody is buying us out. We completeley restructured our production process to accomodate new and better designs and create a better product. It is now also chemically resistant. The product in...
Posted by macskinz, on Feb 29, 2004 at 12:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Manufacturing a product is no easy thing. For... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Manufacturing a product is no easy thing. For ages now we have been working on digital printing directly on the plastic. Well, this feat has been accomplished, the final product looks great and is...
Posted by macskinz, on Feb 27, 2004 at 01:19 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Re: Re: Re: Re: Hey All 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
It's the plastic but looks very close to the real stuff and besides we'd have to charge through the nose for the real thing. Only you would know the difference.

The same material that we use can...
Posted by macskinz, on Feb 6, 2004 at 03:47 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Re: Re: Hey All 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
My girlfriend said "who the heck would want carbon fiber?" I replied "you know, all those guys who drive crotch rockets and rice rockets". Besides they've been requesting it. I drive a 61 Econoline...
Posted by macskinz, on Feb 5, 2004 at 09:19 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Re: Re: Hey All 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Regarding "wood" MacSkinz, they are an infused and veneered plastic that looks pretty real. Real wood would have to be a veneer applied to the tiBook and I don't think it could wrap around the...
Posted by macskinz, on Feb 5, 2004 at 09:13 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Re: Re: Hey All 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
17" MacSkinz are far less cost effective for us to manufacture because of their form factor. They need to be formed one at a time instead of 2. Because of this, they cannot share the same printed...
Posted by macskinz, on Feb 5, 2004 at 09:05 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hey All 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
MacSkinz update:
MacSkinz is still down because of production systems that are outside our control but will be completed very shortly. Our reason for taking the site down in January was to replenish...
Posted by macskinz, on Feb 5, 2004 at 12:42 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hello Druber, I just replied to your other post... 2,517 Views / 18 Replies  
Hello Druber,
I just replied to your other post about custom printing. As for the status of MacSkinz, we are moving forward faster than ever. We just had to limit site access during this busy time...
Posted by macskinz, on Jan 7, 2004 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hello Druber, Our new production methods don't... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Hello Druber,
Our new production methods don't really affect custom orders in short runs. We are now working on infused images and layered coatings on the plastic. Both look great. Our custom...
Posted by macskinz, on Jan 7, 2004 at 12:06 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Just to let everyone know, the MacSkinz website... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
Just to let everyone know, the MacSkinz website will only be accepting orders for our G5 clear panels and other acrylic goodies starting this Sunday night (1-4-04). The reason for this is that we are...
Posted by macskinz, on Jan 3, 2004 at 02:13 PM, in Hardware Hacking
We get many requests for the 17" but to be... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
We get many requests for the 17" but to be honest, we have had it on the back burner. It's form factor cuts our production in half and for us to complete what we need to do, we need to get our hands...
Posted by macskinz, on Dec 23, 2003 at 11:53 AM, in Hardware Hacking
The TiBook has caused us more problems than any... 30,363 Views / 276 Replies  
The TiBook has caused us more problems than any of the other models. This is due to the hinge area and the 90 degree sides of the case. The hinge problem has been solved and works fine. The only...
Posted by macskinz, on Dec 22, 2003 at 01:41 PM, in Hardware Hacking
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