In an east-meets-west story, U.S.-based Slickwraps is teaming up with South Korea-based Spigen to produce the most stylish, durable electronic device cases available anywhere.
Slickwraps prints its creative designs and artwork on cases manufactured by Spigen. Slickwraps CEO Jonathan Endicott said the Kansas company had been making its own cases before striking a deal with Spigen.
"You can basically call us a competitor," Endicott said. "We're the only competitor they've ever partnered up with. They said no at first, then…"
The move allows Slickwraps to concentrate on what it does best: bring the same artistic flair to high-quality hard cases that it does with its super-thin electronic device skins. The first batch of cases forged through the partnership features super heroes and other characters created by noted Australian fantasy artist Justin Maller. The cases fit phones from iPhone, Galaxy, HTC, LG, Nexus and OnePlus.
"Basically we're printing on top of the case," Endicott said. "It's a high-tech process, a permanent printing process that actually bonds to the molecules of the case."
Working with Spigen is also way into the Asian market for fast-growing Slickwraps, based in Wichita, Kan. Endicott called Spigen one of the world leaders in manufacturing of cases.