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Offline The_judge_168

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 19:49:00 »
Think I'll be in though prefer GMK as well. Would also be interested in the Matcha set

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 20:08:34 »
Since everyone is saying it, I would also prefer GMK. I'm in either way, though.

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 10 April 2018, 16:18:56 »
I'm pretty sure our opinions have no merit at this point, since it seems it's been decided, but I'd be all in for a GMK run. I think it would get some decent numbers too. There's been enough hype about Cherry profile Hana.

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 10 April 2018, 16:48:48 »
I don't have the historical context to Hana - is this a big set to be coming out? What is the theme/concept on the set?

It was first conceived by Vala (OP) in 2015 and was manufactured by Signature Plastics [SP] in the DSA profile. https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=74553.0

It's been a widely popular set for its use of pink and lilac colors, as well as its novelties of Japanese prefectures' and cultural symbols and its variety of kits. Fans and prospective buyers of this set, including myself, have been waiting for this set to be manufactured in the Cherry profile (manufactured by companies such as GMK and JTK in double-shot ABS plastic).

The discussion here is that a lot of the people who have been waiting for the making of this set in the Cherry profile would prefer the kit to be manufactured by GMK over JTK. GMK has had proven positive results over the past couple of years, and JTK, although still a viable choice for thick ABS doubleshot keycaps, has had some issues with concerns such as legend consistency and alignment.

I, for one, would also prefer to pay the premium for the set to be produced, for the first time in Cherry profile, by GMK/Uniqey, but it really is up to the OP to decide that and I would still support a JTK set if that were the only option.
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Offline joelfong

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 08:46:37 »
Would love some green keys in the novelties kit. Lack of green accents is a deal breaker for me.

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 09:00:27 »
Interested but concerned about the legends.

Is a test set a possibility to confirm the fixed legends? It's been promised a lot, and nothing has changed.

I think JTK is much like MAXKEY, in that they claimed legends would be fixed many times but it had to be seen to believed. Based on a few posts about new JTK projects, Aqua is supposed to be the first of the sets with fixed legends. That being said, I bought into JTK Aqua with great hope that they truly meant that, so TBD...

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 11:31:18 »
Interested but concerned about the legends.

Is a test set a possibility to confirm the fixed legends? It's been promised a lot, and nothing has changed.

test set impossible right now, they're still working on the molds

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 15:40:04 »
Would love some green keys in the novelties kit. Lack of green accents is a deal breaker for me.

To all of those requesting the green keys, I'm going to try to move some keys around the extras kit (most likely remove some) in order to get Matcha back. I guess I under estimated how much people liked that part of the set originally (it came from a suggestion in the IC after all).

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 13 April 2018, 11:39:15 »
Would love some green keys in the novelties kit. Lack of green accents is a deal breaker for me.

To all of those requesting the green keys, I'm going to try to move some keys around the extras kit (most likely remove some) in order to get Matcha back. I guess I under estimated how much people liked that part of the set originally (it came from a suggestion in the IC after all).

Yay! :D

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 02:27:10 »
Im in, can't afford anymore gmk sets
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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 09:31:02 »
I'm down.

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 00:36:33 »
Why not GMK?

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 05:43:00 »
I'm guessing pricing plus faster manu times.

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 12:36:01 »
I'm guessing pricing plus faster manu times.

This is most likely the reason. The original DSA Hana drop was around $55 for the base kit which had standard TKL coverage. I wouldn't mind paying the premium for a more premium set but I'm okay with JTK and hope this does really well.

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana (Green keys added)
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 22 April 2018, 16:30:41 »
Matcha keys are added!



I removed the pink F-keys as I don't think they are in great demand, and its better to keep cost down.
Please let me know what you think.

Also, for those concerned about JTK's quality, he has actually been working on legends, and from what I've seen they look good.
« Last Edit: Sun, 22 April 2018, 16:34:26 by Vala »

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana (Green keys added)
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 22 April 2018, 16:31:40 »
Not regarding the kit updates, but will you send the DSA color chips and they'll be color matched?

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana (Green keys added)
« Reply #66 on: Sun, 22 April 2018, 16:32:31 »
Not regarding the kit updates, but will you send the DSA color chips and they'll be color matched?

I'm not sure if I'll be sending them personally, but it will be color matched to the original.

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana (Green keys added)
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 24 April 2018, 21:50:43 »
 ;D ;D

Loving those green accents! Really make this set pop off!

Offline The_judge_168

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Re: [IC] JTK Hana (Green keys added)
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 24 April 2018, 23:51:29 »
Glad to see green keys added, looks good!