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Offline STUDIOBLB

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[IC] IV Kanketsu | Samples Are Here, Take A Look!
« on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 08:41:16 »


IV KANKETSU

Kanketsu is a Japanese design philosophy that is rooted in simplicity. The word itself can translate to “completion”, “simplicity”, or “brevity”.
The philosophy teaches that true simplicity can often be a complex path requiring careful choices and intentional decisions.

We are very pleased to be working on this project with IV Works, a long time friend of the Studio and collaborator on other adventures!



IC FORM


KITTING
Our aim is to release one single kit with a wide range of compatibility for the most common layouts.
The set will be Cherry profile dye sublimated 1.55mm PBT.
Novelties and accents are included within a single kit, with a target price of $100.
The manufacturer of the set is the same as IV Ashes. As per IV Work’s usual procedure, we will have physical samples in hand to share before the buy.








RENDERS
Frog TKL by GEONWORKS, Renders by IV






SAMPLES
We have samples of the full kit on hand!
Here are some pictures of the samples. Needless to say, we are extremely pleased with the results! Please let us know what you think!














COLLABS
TBA

Do you make artisans and want to do a collab? Please give us a shout at studioblb.co@gmail.com


DESKMATS
Coming soon!

GROUP BUY INFO
TBA

VENDORS
TBA

REVISIONS
2022-07-01
Thank you everyone so much for continuing to fill out our IC form!
We made a couple of changes:
1. Cream was slightly revised due to colour chip issues
2. The original red was slightly too dark to be perfectly matched by the dye sublimation process, but we are still very happy with the results and will be moving forward with them.

To that end, we went ahead and ordered physical samples of the set!
We are absolutely thrilled with how they turned out and this is the level of quality that we will expect for the upcoming group buy.


CONTACT
For business inquiries, please reach out to us through email at studioblb.co@gmail.com

Join us in our studioblb Discord server!
Check out the IV Works Discord server!

Follow us on Instagram!


SPECIAL THANKS
Joe
Skydoki
Tom
T
Ian


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Offline STUDIOBLB

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 08:42:05 »
PROJECT LOG
2022-02-18 - Initial feedback gathered, Kanketsu ready for sampling

« Last Edit: Fri, 18 February 2022, 10:25:16 by STUDIOBLB »

Offline nullinasou

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 08:54:07 »
who is the manu for iv ashes again?

Offline Briaireous

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 09:11:20 »
Very much a fan of the color palette. GLWIC

Offline STUDIOBLB

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 09:14:06 »
who is the manu for iv ashes again?

The manufacturer is (and will continue to be) undisclosed. However, we will have samples in hand before the GB begins to ensure capability and quality!

Offline Sandy

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 09:45:07 »
This looks good maybe as a novelty enter in red
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Offline Fraaaan

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 10:42:34 »
who is the manu for iv ashes again?

The manufacturer is (and will continue to be) undisclosed. However, we will have samples in hand before the GB begins to ensure capability and quality!

What's the reason for hiding this information?

Offline Arithmetics

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 11:02:52 »
who is the manu for iv ashes again?

The manufacturer is (and will continue to be) undisclosed. However, we will have samples in hand before the GB begins to ensure capability and quality!

What's the reason for hiding this information?

existing manu looking to rebrand??  ;D

Offline ZavaZ86

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 11:16:22 »
who is the manu for iv ashes again?

The manufacturer is (and will continue to be) undisclosed. However, we will have samples in hand before the GB begins to ensure capability and quality!

What's the reason for hiding this information?

existing manu looking to rebrand??  ;D

We do a little reselling of 20$ taobao sets

Offline 4milk

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 11:37:34 »
who is the manu for iv ashes again?

The manufacturer is (and will continue to be) undisclosed. However, we will have samples in hand before the GB begins to ensure capability and quality!

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Offline STUDIOBLB

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 11:38:10 »
who is the manu for iv ashes again?

The manufacturer is (and will continue to be) undisclosed. However, we will have samples in hand before the GB begins to ensure capability and quality!

What's the reason for hiding this information?

existing manu looking to rebrand??  ;D

We do a little reselling of 20$ taobao sets

IV Works is the manufacturer of the set for all intents and purposes. The specific factory information is withheld due to NDAs, as well as protecting all parties involved.

Offline darthcapn

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 12:09:44 »
I am a little weirded out by the explanation to hide the manu. I definitely like the subtle yet standout colorscheme of the set, but yeah I feel if there are questions about who is manufacturing the set and that info is being kept in covers, it invokes a little skepticism (like say if recently I got a set from a manufacturer and it exhitbits smudging issues, I wouldn't likely go ahead and get another set from the same manu unless and until there is a solution to their manufacturing process, with the fear that a similar issue could be reproduced). Again I know IV works has built a brand name in the community, but if people want to know the name of the manu, they should be given the info. And ofcourse I know people who are scared could simply just not buy the set, but if they like the colors and if the info can help them make a decision, getting the info would really be cool.
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Offline panka

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 13:44:56 »
who is the manu for iv ashes again?

The manufacturer is (and will continue to be) undisclosed. However, we will have samples in hand before the GB begins to ensure capability and quality!

What's the reason for hiding this information?

existing manu looking to rebrand??  ;D

We do a little reselling of 20$ taobao sets

IV Works is the manufacturer of the set for all intents and purposes. The specific factory information is withheld due to NDAs, as well as protecting all parties involved.
for all intents and purposes i will assume that it's 20$ chyna dyesub, thank you very much
also more weeb sets woohoo

Offline Lysol_

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 14:00:40 »
aside from the manu stuff going on. I like the colors and set kitting. interested to see how this set goes in GB.

Offline spedywin

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 14:04:05 »
I like the colors but it definitely would be nice to know the manu or atleast the history of the manu

Offline kajahtaa

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 14:07:48 »
Love it.

Offline Mecxs

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 14:15:31 »
Asking people to pay $100 for this is wild.

Offline bigdonnerz

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 14:17:06 »
 The manufacturer of the set for all intents and purposes is:

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Offline nillawafer

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 14:39:55 »
part of why I am willing to pay ~100 for a GMK set is partly because for their namesake as well. I know GMK, and I have certain expectations from them.

IV being an "undisclosed manufacturer" does not make your $100 estimate worth it at all. Prove that IV isn't one of the shoddy taobao manus with piss low QC. "u//W//u twust me they are gwoood" doesn't mean much.


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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 15:51:44 »
If you can show us samples before gb, I would certainly consider this set, but unfortunately without samples its impossible to assess if it is at all worth that price.

Offline soundstage

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 22:44:46 »
Undisclosed factory name without physical samples of the kit in question makes this IC look very suspicious. Can you make it such that reviewers get their hands on this set and give their unbiased review before GB starts?

That being said, I do like the colour scheme and I would definitely buy it if the Japanese only enter key also has English text alongside.

Offline less_blank

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 23:04:44 »
IV Works Ashes has gone through multiple rounds of color matching with physical samples so I would imagine this set would be no different.

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 16 February 2022, 23:28:56 »
The manufacturer of the set for all intents and purposes is:
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was not prepared.

Offline Cipulot

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 17 February 2022, 07:44:15 »
I really like the color palette of the set. The price seems reasonable (if the actual samples are good)  :thumb:
Looking forward for this set.

Offline jagger27

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 17 February 2022, 08:52:36 »
I like the Super icon. So much better than a diamond. I won't touch this due to the manu sketchiness though.

Offline STUDIOBLB

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 18 February 2022, 10:23:08 »
Hi Everyone!

Thank you so much to everyone who's taken the time to fill out the IC form for our project.
Kanketsu is currently ready for sampling. We will be editing the design based on the feedback from IC.

Like with all IV products, samples will be shared and finalized before group buy opens.

Offline plant99

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 18 February 2022, 11:30:53 »
Lovely set, looking forward to getting one!


Offline TheIcyKoala

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 18 February 2022, 20:53:29 »
Very nice off white color!

Offline fairypenguin

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 19 February 2022, 02:36:59 »
This would look beautiful on the Demon Slayer build I'm dreaming up. But excited to actually see samples before deciding if it's worth the money.

Offline GoldenBoy

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 19 February 2022, 15:31:18 »
The manufacturer of the set for all intents and purposes is:

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Got eem

Offline xc0mr4de

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 19 February 2022, 19:38:08 »
completely unrelated but what knife is that?

Offline jiminojimi

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 20 February 2022, 01:24:23 »
It's niiice...

Offline autocast

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 20 February 2022, 09:48:21 »
MUJI colors are fantastic!



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Offline LumiP

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 07 March 2022, 12:08:15 »
Looking forward to seeing the samples! If they're good, I'm all in.
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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 11 June 2022, 10:48:58 »
This is very nice! Please consider offering hiragana subs.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 12 June 2022, 00:24:56 »
kameron where are you  , this is like ojou
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Offline Flybeck

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 12 June 2022, 20:40:27 »
This set is sick. All around looking great.

Offline Wolff._.

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 11:04:36 »
Please make this set a reality. Hope it hasnt died out, would buy in a heart beat.

Offline STUDIOBLB

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 11:35:46 »
set hasn't been forgotten! actually theres news coming up! IV just focused on Ashes first, and then Kanketsu news will follow

Offline STUDIOBLB

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 01 July 2022, 09:54:06 »
Hi Everyone!

Long time, no update. We have been hard at work behind the scenes on this set and we are excited to start showing off what we have done!
We took into account your feedback from the IC form, and went ahead and ordered a small sample run of the set.
Check out the photos of the samples! We are beyond thrilled with the colours and the quality of the keycaps from IV Works, and would love to hear your feedback on it.

We have a lot more stuff that is almost ready to share, so please stay tuned for future updates Soon TM!

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Re: [IC] IV Kanketsu | Samples Are Here, Take A Look!
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 01 July 2022, 11:43:33 »
man that's nice.
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