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Offline zekth

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[IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:32:41 »



Bonjour,
Today I'd like to introduce you to GMK - Blanc Sur Noir !
To put it simply, this is GMK WoB but with the Azerty (french) compatibility, with Tulip novelties as the cherry on the croissant.
For years, it has been a struggle with very little to choose from when looking for quality French keysets. We feel like the market might be ready to hit the MOQ to make this a reality.

This keyset has been designed by the community, for the community. I'm just a spokeperson here. There's also no designer fee to keep the price reasonable despite the low-ish MOQ.

We're aiming for a 150 sets MOQ, at a retail price of 130€.

Base Kit


Note: Mods will use CENTERED legends.

Renders


Plaket 60

More

Géonwork - F1-8x


NoEscape


NXMR


AKG



Questions
- Will there be other kits? Due to how MOQs work and the niche audience for this group-buy, we are unable to add child kits.


Vendors
https://oblotzky.industries/
https://novelkeys.com/

Many thanks to

- Oblotzky: for allowing the project to happen
- Plaketdebeur: for taking the initiative as well as the lead of Blanc Sur Noir, but mostly for his passion
- Druz: 3D render god
- kustom3: kitting input and contributions to the visual assets
- biip: for his wisdom
- Zekth: kitting input, PR, bringing Oblotzky on board

Merci beaucoup for reading this and thank you in advance should you support this project.

« Last Edit: Sat, 22 April 2023, 05:35:00 by zekth »

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:34:38 »
Le jour de gloire est arrivé.

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:38:27 »
I'm interested. One thing I'd like to confirm -- will the icon modifiers (Shift, Caps Lock) have vertically-centered icons? (aka "Dixie mods" -- see Perestroika, Bingsu R1, 9009 R3, Dualshot, Botanical R1, etc). The renders seem to imply this, but there are some inconsistencies, thus making it unclear (e.g. see the 60% render -- left shift is centered; right shift is top-left aligned)

Still a niche but cool project; hope many people can join it to hit MOQ.


edit: I saw the "NOTE" :feelsbadman:
« Last Edit: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:42:55 by LightningXI »

Offline BlivionIaG

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:39:32 »
Au nom des enfants de la patrieeeee !
Le jour de gloire est arrivé.

Great, we finally will have the option of GMK double shot ABS keycaps in ISO-FR layout, great stuff for the French community 🤎.

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:40:17 »
Un rêve éveillé... pour la France !
Je suivrai évidemment de prêt l'IC comme le GB et je serai au rendez-vous, coûte que coûte.

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:40:42 »
Big yes
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Offline zekth

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:43:15 »
I'm interested. One thing I'd like to confirm -- will the icon modifiers (Shift, Caps Lock) have vertically-centered icons? (aka "Dixie mods" -- see Perestroika, Bingsu R1, 9009 R3, Dualshot, Botanical R1, etc). The renders seem to imply this, but there are some inconsistencies, thus making it unclear (e.g. see the 60% render -- left shift is centered; right shift is top-left aligned)

Still a niche but cool project; hope many people can join it to hit MOQ.

That is correct, but in the IC there's a note:

Quote
Note: Mods will use CENTERED legends.

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:43:41 »
ALLONS-Y LET'S GO C'EST PARTI LES AMIS !

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:45:24 »

Offline mamahuhu

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:45:31 »
Cheese, saucisson, pétanque and Minitel terminal. Such Frenchy renders!
Thanks MKFR team, Oblotzky and biip for your time.
I have been waiting so long for a classic French AZERTY keyset made by GMK. I wish that there this keyset will pass the MOQ.
I will buy many sets so that I can also introduce the mechanical keyboard hobby to my French friends.
GLFYIC!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:45:51 »
I'm interested. One thing I'd like to confirm -- will the icon modifiers (Shift, Caps Lock) have vertically-centered icons? (aka "Dixie mods" -- see Perestroika, Bingsu R1, 9009 R3, Dualshot, Botanical R1, etc). The renders seem to imply this, but there are some inconsistencies, thus making it unclear (e.g. see the 60% render -- left shift is centered; right shift is top-left aligned)

Still a niche but cool project; hope many people can join it to hit MOQ.

That is correct, but in the IC there's a note:

Quote
Note: Mods will use CENTERED legends.

Thanks.

Is feedback taken for kitting at all for this interest-check?

I kind of wish there was a "Tulip/EU Parliament replenishing kit":
- a four-key kit to have as replacement for when your set wears off from typing (due to the nature of colored UV printing on the keys)

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:47:09 »
Please make the 4 tulip caps a kit. I’ll buy like 5

Offline azhdar

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 15:49:57 »
This is endgame.
Azerty Propagandiste

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 16:01:06 »
tres beau bonne chance avec ic

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 16:04:50 »
donne

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 16:45:06 »
quaso

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 17:00:34 »
Magnifique

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 17:05:13 »
Putain oui.
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Offline Lhiebig

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 17:05:49 »
Now it’s up to all of us to make it real!
Thanks a lot for all the passion in this project.
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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 17:55:44 »
I would also buy a 4 tulip caps kit

Offline wt5now

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 22:47:13 »
Looks good !!!  :thumb:

Offline tomish

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 20 March 2023, 02:31:29 »
Oué le fronce !

Offline inviz

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 20 March 2023, 03:48:52 »
I would also buy a 4 tulip caps kit

Please make the 4 tulip caps a kit. I’ll buy like 5

It is rather logical that this is not the case, i think.
If there was a Tulip kit, it would reach the MOQ without worrying.. whereas the azerty base kit (which is the cause of this initiative in the first place) would struggle to reach his MOQ (niche = tightly-knit but small community).
Putting the two together can help achieve the overall MOQ.

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 20 March 2023, 03:54:56 »
If an add-on kit isn't a viable option for MOQ reasons, would it be feasible to make it such that there are two sets of the pad printed tulip keys in base?

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 20 March 2023, 07:08:30 »
Incroyable, vive la France !

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 20 March 2023, 08:28:47 »
Vive la France.

Dommage pour les Dixie mods et la touche entrée qui a le combo text + icon.

Bon courage pour le projet ! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 20 March 2023, 09:28:47 »
Please make the 4 tulip caps a kit. I’ll buy like 5

I'd buy a bunch of them too if they offered just the Tulip set as a small child kit. I feel like while small child kits are usually counter productive to meeting MOQ in this instance it might actually help given the limited appeal of the set.

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 20 March 2023, 11:24:14 »
Dixie Mods looks so weird but still good sets, glwic!
Villanelle

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 20 March 2023, 11:26:01 »
tulip keys as kit plz

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 20 March 2023, 13:39:52 »
So good, glwic

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 20 March 2023, 14:55:49 »
let’s go !

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 21 March 2023, 02:28:54 »
NA vender?

Also tulip kit pretty please

Offline zekth

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 21 March 2023, 13:28:46 »
Novelkeys will be the NA vendor: https://novelkeys.com/

Offline BlivionIaG

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 21 March 2023, 14:24:01 »
Trop bien, ça permet de faire vivre les petits shops randoms ricains :D (GG)

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 21 March 2023, 20:08:58 »
I wish the price point could be a bit lower, but i understand that this has limited appeal to most people.  that being said, the set looks absolutely awesome and ill likely pick it up.

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 22 March 2023, 04:03:25 »
A dream come true, really happy to see this happen.
Vive l'azerty!

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 22 March 2023, 04:14:36 »
Dixie Mods looks so weird but still good sets, glwic!
dixiemods are ungodly but hey WoB essentials is still running  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 22 March 2023, 13:16:41 »
I'll take several sets. Finally, it's been a long wait, thank you. With GMK Blot and it's French-Spanish around the corner, 2023 is THE year for french keyboard community enthusiasts.

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 22 March 2023, 14:02:39 »
Oh mon baguette, tres bien! :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 22 March 2023, 15:57:45 »
I just noticed there's no accent white Entrée. please consider adding it (provided it won't completely destroy the price)

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 25 March 2023, 20:32:09 »
MOQ going to be really hard to reach with a uncommon layout just pointing out

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 26 March 2023, 08:37:04 »
MOQ going to be really hard to reach with a uncommon layout just pointing out

Don't underestimate french layout using community  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 26 March 2023, 09:05:53 »
Faque du coup, j'embarque.

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 26 March 2023, 23:04:37 »
MOQ going to be really hard to reach with a uncommon layout just pointing out

Don't underestimate french layout using community  ;D

I know I know but today, normal layouts are struggling to hit MOQ and now just limiting to the french layout makes it harder. The keyboard market/hobby wasn't popular as it was.

Offline BlivionIaG

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 27 March 2023, 08:38:48 »
I can understand what you both are thinking from an outsider of the French community point of view, but it's a community project by the French community and to my eye, it's still relevant for us. personally I'll commit for multiple sets and I'm sure i am not the only one 😁.

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 27 March 2023, 09:54:46 »
I can understand what you both are thinking from an outsider of the French community point of view, but it's a community project by the French community and to my eye, it's still relevant for us. personally I'll commit for multiple sets and I'm sure i am not the only one 😁.

ceci

Offline NightFox99

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 27 March 2023, 10:08:58 »
MOQ going to be really hard to reach with a uncommon layout just pointing out

Don't underestimate french layout using community  ;D

I know I know but today, normal layouts are struggling to hit MOQ and now just limiting to the french layout makes it harder. The keyboard market/hobby wasn't popular as it was.

You heard the other guy : it's a community project, a community of AZERTY layout users that has been ignored, also for a technical reason for sure. But now everyone's ready and it's not limited to the community tho, so be welcome if you want some "+33" unique key or "WoB Tulip"  ;D Multiple sets for me too !

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 27 March 2023, 12:08:35 »
frenchies ego is too powerful ;D
MOQ will be reached, no matter what happens :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 27 March 2023, 15:50:59 »
MOQ going to be really hard to reach with a uncommon layout just pointing out
layout? set covers both ansi and iso. language "issue" at best, but most people in the hobby touch type and are all about the funky legends (most CRP sets aren't even EN and they sell a ****ton each round). I see no problems with this set hitting MOQ, especially given the tulip alphas. for people outside francophone countries it's a whole novelty WoB basekit lol

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Re: [IC] GMK - Blanc Sur Noir - NEW NA VENDOR
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 28 March 2023, 01:00:28 »
If shipping to Australia isn't awful I would buy this for the chap key.