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Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Vala US Vendor
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 00:14:26 »
Just would like to ask if the kits are final? Won't there be any mac icon kit? I know that I'm part of a minority when it comes to this...

Kits are not entirely finalised, for one, the numpad will be split from base in order to get base kit prices down to a great level. If I see enough interest in a Mac icon kit, I would be more than willing to have it as an option :)

...prices down? It's ePBT. I don't think it gets any more "down" than that! lol.
Jokes aside, at least their moq system lends itself to this sort of kitting change and it should work out great.
Instead of "mac" mods, why not just go full on novelty mods? I do really appreciate the minimalism of a thin warm text on a stark black key, but I would really love the option of having a THICC and juicy novelty kit.


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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Vala US Vendor
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:21:51 »
Excited for this!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Vala US Vendor
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 12:10:44 »
NICE

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #53 on: Sat, 17 April 2021, 22:30:51 »
Kitting update today.
Changes are:
New Base kit (Removal of numpad and associated keys)
New Numpad Kit

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 18 April 2021, 07:50:19 »
as a mac user with a preference for tsangan bottom rows, i appreciate 1.5u super keys and 1u alt keys. which means i probably would pass on mac modifiers. just the same, iím looking forward to seeing how this set evolves. glwic  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 18 April 2021, 12:23:22 »
as a mac user with a preference for tsangan bottom rows, i appreciate 1.5u super keys and 1u alt keys. which means i probably would pass on mac modifiers. just the same, iím looking forward to seeing how this set evolves. glwic  :thumb:

+1 on this.

Also if you use 2U shift in base kit, consider adding 1U shift and 1U R4 Delete for GK64 compatibility

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 19 April 2021, 01:43:23 »
as a mac user with a preference for tsangan bottom rows, i appreciate 1.5u super keys and 1u alt keys. which means i probably would pass on mac modifiers. just the same, iím looking forward to seeing how this set evolves. glwic  :thumb:

Currently I haven't really seen enough demand for mac icons so they most likely won't be included at this rate, but I'm glad that you like the set.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 13:55:00 »
I like the idea of nums in base, so that I have it in case I want to match it up my board and a pad. But I get it.

I am personally someone who would rather spend more for a PBT/ePBT set if more things were included, since it is a more inexpensive route. I'd also be super fine with novelties or some accents in base.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #58 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 17:30:07 »
I like the idea of nums in base, so that I have it in case I want to match it up my board and a pad. But I get it.

I am personally someone who would rather spend more for a PBT/ePBT set if more things were included, since it is a more inexpensive route. I'd also be super fine with novelties or some accents in base.

The numpad kit will be inexpensive due to just how cheap epbt keys are, but I wanted to minimise the pricing for the base kit considering it already covers a large amount of layouts. Another advantage of using the ePBT MOQ system is that no matter what, the numpad kit will be produced, so separating it won't come with the risk of it not being produced.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 17:36:03 »
this IC is very well formatted. GL!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 21:02:12 »
reverse dyesub PBT (bad) or doubleshot ABS (good)?

ePBT actually does both.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 21:17:11 »
decided I love this set, it matches my avatar. and I find myself wondering if it really is black (CR) or very dark grey. please be black.   :cool:
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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #62 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 02:15:04 »
decided I love this set, it matches my avatar. and I find myself wondering if it really is black (CR) or very dark grey. please be black.   :cool:

The alpha/mod colour is indeed CR, so a proper black :)

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 03:02:56 »
with the Numpad kit would it possible to add an R1 "=" key?

Offline eren

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 10:51:38 »
Once the GB is up, is there an estimation on how long will it take before it gets delivered?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 10:55:40 »
Hello my friend, Reverse dyesub is a Coin toss in terms of how it turns out  :(
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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #66 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 16:18:03 »
Just would like to ask if the kits are final? Won't there be any mac icon kit? I know that I'm part of a minority when it comes to this...

Kits are not entirely finalised, for one, the numpad will be split from base in order to get base kit prices down to a great level. If I see enough interest in a Mac icon kit, I would be more than willing to have it as an option :)
Would really appreciate a Mac icon kit.


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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #67 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 17:01:45 »
Hello my friend, Reverse dyesub is a Coin toss in terms of how it turns out  :(
I don't know what else to say



valid concern - but the renders are pretty!
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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 04:49:21 »
Hello my friend, Reverse dyesub is a Coin toss in terms of how it turns out  :(
I don't know what else to say


ePBT has been showing an improvement in manu quality, so I'm hoping that this will turn out well

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 08:26:39 »
I absolutely LOVE this. Well done and very well structured IC format.

Looking forward to the GB!
« Last Edit: Mon, 26 April 2021, 08:34:38 by Firahlol »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 09:00:57 »
Hello my friend, Reverse dyesub is a Coin toss in terms of how it turns out  :(
I don't know what else to say


ePBT has been showing an improvement in manu quality, so I'm hoping that this will turn out well

will you run pre-production samples to assure color quality on reverse dye sub?
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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #71 on: Wed, 28 April 2021, 00:55:03 »
Love the look and love the way the IC is laid out, really nice!

Are the 6.25u and 7u spacebars the same color as the ones in the base kit? Not sure there would be a need for duplicate spacebars.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #72 on: Wed, 28 April 2021, 02:07:15 »
Yes.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Artisan Collab is Here!
« Reply #73 on: Fri, 07 May 2021, 23:16:17 »
Hey guys, proud to announce that I will be working with Amusing Atelier for this beautiful resin artisan! Make sure to check out their instagram at https://www.instagram.com/amusingatelier/

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Artisan Collab is Here!
« Reply #74 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 04:37:27 »
Nice artisan! Will it be raffle?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Artisan Collab is Here!
« Reply #75 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 07:57:37 »
Nice artisan! Will it be raffle?

Yes, the Amusing Atelier artisan will be a raffle sale

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Salvun Artisan is Here!
« Reply #76 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 08:09:48 »
So for the second update of today, it's another artisan announcement, this time made by the rightfully famous - Salvun. He's knocked it out of the park with this design, and I really hope you all feel the same way!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Pricing for Kits Announced!
« Reply #77 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 07:12:03 »
Seeing as how we're getting closer to the group buy date, and we have finalised all the pricing numbers, I can now announce that the kit pricing has been released! Pricing for artisans will be coming in the near future, but haven't been completely decided yet.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Pricing for Kits Announced!
« Reply #78 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 08:29:09 »
Saw orange and got my wallet out! great job putting this together, always nice seeing more rds from epbt (the only ones that seem to be able to manage it)

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Pricing for Kits Announced!
« Reply #79 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 09:32:32 »
really hyped to see this set moving closer to GB but i'm confused about your pricing. here's a comparison with a couple of others running now. kitting between solaria and origami looks very similar, with an extra iso enter and a few other keys in origami. 6085 has fewer keys. none of the three sets has numpad in base.

     epbt solaria base: $105 usd
     epbt origami base: $85 usd
     epbt 6085 base: $79 usd

numpad pricing is similarly >20% above the other two sets. also, with the flexibility of epbt kits i'm also confused why it's necessary to put ISO in base since most people buying the set will never use the extra keys and child kits are produced as long as the base kit hits MOQ. but this is coming from someone who has never run a GB, let alone a IC, so feel free to correct me.

i'm excited for your success as a designer however your pricing looks to be, umm, aggressive.


is this the first epbt gb with base pricing over $100?
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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Pricing for Kits Announced!
« Reply #80 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:01:07 »
really hyped to see this set moving closer to GB but i'm confused about your pricing. here's a comparison with a couple of others running now. kitting between solaria and origami looks very similar, with an extra iso enter and a few other keys in origami. 6085 has fewer keys. none of the three sets has numpad in base.

     epbt solaria base: $105 usd
     epbt origami base: $85 usd
     epbt 6085 base: $79 usd

numpad pricing is similarly >20% above the other two sets. also, with the flexibility of epbt kits i'm also confused why it's necessary to put ISO in base since most people buying the set will never use the extra keys and child kits are produced as long as the base kit hits MOQ. but this is coming from someone who has never run a GB, let alone a IC, so feel free to correct me.

i'm excited for your success as a designer however your pricing looks to be, umm, aggressive.


is this the first epbt gb with base pricing over $100?

Hi, so I do understand your concerns with pricing, and it does look rather aggressive when compared with sets like ePBT Origami and 6085, however the reason for the steeper price is the fact that the set is reverse dye sub, which causes a considerable increase in manufacturing costs. This also isn't the first epbt base kit with >100 pricing, as ePBT Be the One had a 105 dollar base kit with a similar size.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Pricing for Kits Announced!
« Reply #81 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 18:34:45 »
Really like this kit. Will keep a close eye for sure.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Pricing for Kits Announced!
« Reply #82 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:12:22 »
Really diggin this. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - Pricing for Kits Announced!
« Reply #83 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 13:42:05 »
Is there scope to have an alternative Alpha set in the accent colour? Would love to have that option

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - KBDFans New Asia Vendor
« Reply #84 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 14:54:27 »
Love the colors and the set :)

possible for french kit ? I saw many recent ePBT including it.

Cheers

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - GB June 4
« Reply #85 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 05:08:07 »
I'mma buy this one. Wish it could come this year... Oh well. Such is life in the world of custom keyboards!

Can't wait for the summer GB! :)

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - GB June 4
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 05:27:00 »
I'mma buy this one. Wish it could come this year... Oh well. Such is life in the world of custom keyboards!

Can't wait for the summer GB! :)

Thanks for the support, make sure to mark the date!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - GB June 4 - Asero Artisan Announced!
« Reply #87 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 02:37:51 »
Hey guys, one more quick update before our June 4 GB, the Asero artisan is now announced, featuring an abstract paint splatter design in the various colours of the set.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - New Base & Numpad Kit
« Reply #88 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 18:20:25 »
Just would like to ask if the kits are final? Won't there be any mac icon kit? I know that I'm part of a minority when it comes to this...

Kits are not entirely finalised, for one, the numpad will be split from base in order to get base kit prices down to a great level. If I see enough interest in a Mac icon kit, I would be more than willing to have it as an option :)
Would really appreciate a Mac icon kit.


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Would also like the Mac icon kit!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Solaria - GB June 4 - Asero Artisan Price Available!
« Reply #89 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 04:24:04 »