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Title: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB Over
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:35:29
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Ikki Aurora X Zen Pond

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A set inspired by the calm and relaxing Japanese Zen ponds filled with beautiful Koi fishes!

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We decided on the following kits. Changes will be made depending on opinions and request. So, please fill up the IC and leave us feedback.
The set names were derived from different Koi fish species.


Kohaku aka Hiragana Base Kit (UV printed sublegends)                                                            Asagi aka Latin Base Kit
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Nishikigoi aka Novelties Kit (UV printed)                                                                       Kawarimono aka Numpad Kit
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Shusui aka Spacebars Kit                                                                                           Utsurimono aka 40s Kit
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Ensō                                                            Tancho
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   GB Date : October 4th - November 7th, 2021





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HIBI X GMK Zen Pond

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Here is the entire list                       
Wrist Rest                                     
                                               
1. Artisan Labs          : Resin               
2. Wrist Labs            : Resin               
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Keyboards                                     
                                               
A special edition keyboard will be             
released later.                               
                                               
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Cables                                         
                                               
3. Luxecables     : US                         
4. Keebstuff      : EU                         
                                               
Both can ship worldwide though!               
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Metal Artisan                                 
                                               
5. HIBI                                       
6. Salvun                                     
7. Asero Foundry : Limited exotic metal       
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Artisans                                       
8. KeyCravings                                 
9. Archetype                                   
10. Skull keycaps                             
11. Mataekeycaps                               
12. Frumpzkeys                                 
13. KrakenKaps                                 
14. Mozicaps                                   
15. Cque que                                   
16. ThirdStrikeKeys                           
17. Landcaps                                   
18. Rhythm Caps                               
19. 404artisans                               
20. MD3 Funsies                               
                                               
                 

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Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Fraaaan on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:41:46
Reserved
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: phoenixrage on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:42:02
so.. mizu dark almost.. either way.. I'm in!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:42:12
Reserved but too late!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: mvkb on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:42:35
Beautifully executed, love the organized chaos the legends create. GLWIC!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Aiwanei on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:43:40
GMK doesn't do tripleshot, so will these be pad printed?

Edit:I see it will be, nice use of pad printing, looking forward to it.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: MrFixIT12 on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:44:10
This is nice, count me in
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Banned on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:45:44
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now? Outside of that looks nice but I wonder if you'll be able to keep up with 3 sets at once
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: hali on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:46:33
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now?

echo
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: dudeship on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:53:57
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now?

echo

echo_2
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: xeon on Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:57:37
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now?

echo

echo_2
deez nuts?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Banned on Thu, 03 June 2021, 14:04:18
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now?

echo

echo_2
deez nuts?



sussy.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 03 June 2021, 14:10:02
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now? Outside of that looks nice but I wonder if you'll be able to keep up with 3 sets at once

Thanks for the kind words.

Every set has a different timelines / schedules and distributed work load.
Work on Pharaoh has been over for months.

I would not post anything which is not doable from my part and I wont be juggling projects.

Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Lenux on Thu, 03 June 2021, 14:21:01
It does look good, GLWIC.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: jaron on Thu, 03 June 2021, 14:27:17
This looks pretty good but not really a fan of uv printing.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: mizuwolf on Thu, 03 June 2021, 14:35:03
Ooh this is pretty! I hope we'll see protos before gb
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Banned on Thu, 03 June 2021, 14:38:52
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now? Outside of that looks nice but I wonder if you'll be able to keep up with 3 sets at once

Thanks for the kind words.

Every set has a different timelines / schedules and distributed work load.
Work on Pharaoh has been over for months.

I would not post anything which is not doable from my part and I wont be juggling projects.

I understand. It just kinda feels weird to have 3 IC's running, it comes off a little cash rabby I guess? Especially because they aren't super unique colorways or anything..
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: jaron on Thu, 03 June 2021, 15:09:39
This looks pretty good but not really a fan of uv printing.

Just to add to this, I think maybe white accents with red legends would look good. Then some of the novelties can use red as an outline on white caps to look like koi fish and use double shot. Obviously without uv printing, the novelties won't look quite as nice, but I feel like you could still have really good looking koi novelties that will last a long time. I also really like the novelties with the stones and those should also convert to double shot easily.

As for the kitting, it looks like there are some duplicate keys where you might've forgotten to change them to mod keys. Also I feel like there should be an option for normal colored super.

Other than that, I actually like this set quite a bit and think it has a ton of potential. There aren't that many GMK sets that I like and only a few that I would ever buy, but I would actually consider buying this. GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 03 June 2021, 15:40:54
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now? Outside of that looks nice but I wonder if you'll be able to keep up with 3 sets at once

Thanks for the kind words.

Every set has a different timelines / schedules and distributed work load.
Work on Pharaoh has been over for months.

I would not post anything which is not doable from my part and I wont be juggling projects.

I understand. It just kinda feels weird to have 3 IC's running, it comes off a little cash rabby I guess? Especially because they aren't super unique colorways or anything..

IC is Interest Check where I pitch my idea for the community to see. I dont see a problem as long as its close to the final product I would want to create. I am sure no one will complain about the structure and quality of any IC I post.

Secondly, GMK takes months for quotes and getting big vendors takes even more months. So, a lot of future planning is required to execute a set at this level.

Thirdly, it takes months of brainstorming, drawing and rendering to execute an IC like this.

As a designer, I am sure you already know about these things.

But ofcourse, if someone just made a mono colored set with a very common color and without any novelties, I could say that its just "cash grabby"
but I wont because I know every designer puts a lot of time and effort into their work and I believe every creation is unique.

I am sorry that you dont find this set unique. I will try better next time.


Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 03 June 2021, 15:49:28
This looks pretty good but not really a fan of uv printing.

Just to add to this, I think maybe white accents with red legends would look good. Then some of the novelties can use red as an outline on white caps to look like koi fish and use double shot. Obviously without uv printing, the novelties won't look quite as nice, but I feel like you could still have really good looking koi novelties that will last a long time. I also really like the novelties with the stones and those should also convert to double shot easily.

As for the kitting, it looks like there are some duplicate keys where you might've forgotten to change them to mod keys. Also I feel like there should be an option for normal colored super.

Other than that, I actually like this set quite a bit and think it has a ton of potential. There aren't that many GMK sets that I like and only a few that I would ever buy, but I would actually consider buying this. GLWIC

Thanks a lot for the response. Can you please leave your feedback in the IC form because then we would have a more structured way to look at the changes required to be implemented.

I will ask GMK about the pricing because DS with UV will be probably more expensive than only UV. We will see what GMK tells us and what can be achieved with this design.

For Kiting: I still cant see what is wrong with the mod keys. Could you please point them out. I must have missed somehow. Removed them.
Regarding the super keys, although it would add 4 keys its quite doable. I might add it.

Lastly, your last comment is really appreciated!!! Thanks again. :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: MIGHTY CHICKEN on Thu, 03 June 2021, 16:02:39
Two base kits both without numpad sounds like a not good idea
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: jaron on Thu, 03 June 2021, 16:04:01
This looks pretty good but not really a fan of uv printing.

Just to add to this, I think maybe white accents with red legends would look good. Then some of the novelties can use red as an outline on white caps to look like koi fish and use double shot. Obviously without uv printing, the novelties won't look quite as nice, but I feel like you could still have really good looking koi novelties that will last a long time. I also really like the novelties with the stones and those should also convert to double shot easily.

As for the kitting, it looks like there are some duplicate keys where you might've forgotten to change them to mod keys. Also I feel like there should be an option for normal colored super.

Other than that, I actually like this set quite a bit and think it has a ton of potential. There aren't that many GMK sets that I like and only a few that I would ever buy, but I would actually consider buying this. GLWIC

Thanks a lot for the response. Can you please leave your feedback in the IC form because then we would have a more structured way to look at the changes required to be implemented.

I will ask GMK about the pricing because DS with UV will be probably more expensive than only UV. We will see what GMK tells us and what can be achieved with this design.

For Kiting: I still cant see what is wrong with the mod keys. Could you please point them out. I must have missed somehow.
Regarding the super keys, although it would add 4 keys its quite doable. I might add it.

Lastly, your last comment is really appreciated!!! Thanks again. :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah, I left a little more detailed feedback in the IC form. Right now, the backspace and arrows legends are alpha colored and the extra tilde and pipe are alpha colored and not mod colored. I guess I don't understand why the super keys are using alpha legends and not mod.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Banned on Thu, 03 June 2021, 16:29:39
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now? Outside of that looks nice but I wonder if you'll be able to keep up with 3 sets at once

Thanks for the kind words.

Every set has a different timelines / schedules and distributed work load.
Work on Pharaoh has been over for months.

I would not post anything which is not doable from my part and I wont be juggling projects.

I understand. It just kinda feels weird to have 3 IC's running, it comes off a little cash rabby I guess? Especially because they aren't super unique colorways or anything..

IC is Interest Check where I pitch my idea for the community to see. I dont see a problem as long as its close to the final product I would want to create. I am sure no one will complain about the structure and quality of any IC I post.

Secondly, GMK takes months for quotes and getting big vendors takes even more months. So, a lot of future planning is required to execute a set at this level.

Thirdly, it takes months of brainstorming, drawing and rendering to execute an IC like this.

As a designer, I am sure you already know about these things.

But ofcourse, if someone just made a mono colored set with a very common color and without any novelties, I could say that its just "cash grabby"
but I wont because I know every designer puts a lot of time and effort into their work and I believe every creation is unique.

I am sorry that you dont find this set unique. I will try better next time.

I totally understand. I apologize for the way I came off and implying/saying that your set is not good, as I really like it. I was just expressing concern over the 3 IC part, but mentioning cash-grabbiness was disrespectful. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 03 June 2021, 16:43:18
This looks pretty good but not really a fan of uv printing.

Just to add to this, I think maybe white accents with red legends would look good. Then some of the novelties can use red as an outline on white caps to look like koi fish and use double shot. Obviously without uv printing, the novelties won't look quite as nice, but I feel like you could still have really good looking koi novelties that will last a long time. I also really like the novelties with the stones and those should also convert to double shot easily.

As for the kitting, it looks like there are some duplicate keys where you might've forgotten to change them to mod keys. Also I feel like there should be an option for normal colored super.

Other than that, I actually like this set quite a bit and think it has a ton of potential. There aren't that many GMK sets that I like and only a few that I would ever buy, but I would actually consider buying this. GLWIC

Thanks a lot for the response. Can you please leave your feedback in the IC form because then we would have a more structured way to look at the changes required to be implemented.

I will ask GMK about the pricing because DS with UV will be probably more expensive than only UV. We will see what GMK tells us and what can be achieved with this design.

For Kiting: I still cant see what is wrong with the mod keys. Could you please point them out. I must have missed somehow.
Regarding the super keys, although it would add 4 keys its quite doable. I might add it.

Lastly, your last comment is really appreciated!!! Thanks again. :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah, I left a little more detailed feedback in the IC form. Right now, the backspace and arrows legends are alpha colored and the extra tilde and pipe are alpha colored and not mod colored. I guess I don't understand why the super keys are using alpha legends and not mod.
Echo
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Steelbloo on Thu, 03 June 2021, 16:54:19
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now? Outside of that looks nice but I wonder if you'll be able to keep up with 3 sets at once

Thanks for the kind words.

Every set has a different timelines / schedules and distributed work load.
Work on Pharaoh has been over for months.

I would not post anything which is not doable from my part and I wont be juggling projects.

I understand. It just kinda feels weird to have 3 IC's running, it comes off a little cash rabby I guess? Especially because they aren't super unique colorways or anything..

IC is Interest Check where I pitch my idea for the community to see. I dont see a problem as long as its close to the final product I would want to create. I am sure no one will complain about the structure and quality of any IC I post.

Secondly, GMK takes months for quotes and getting big vendors takes even more months. So, a lot of future planning is required to execute a set at this level.

Thirdly, it takes months of brainstorming, drawing and rendering to execute an IC like this.

As a designer, I am sure you already know about these things.

But ofcourse, if someone just made a mono colored set with a very common color and without any novelties, I could say that its just "cash grabby"
but I wont because I know every designer puts a lot of time and effort into their work and I believe every creation is unique.

I am sorry that you dont find this set unique. I will try better next time.

I know this response wasn't meant to be a direct subliminal but the fact that it was is hilarious
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 03 June 2021, 17:00:17
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now? Outside of that looks nice but I wonder if you'll be able to keep up with 3 sets at once

Thanks for the kind words.

Every set has a different timelines / schedules and distributed work load.
Work on Pharaoh has been over for months.

I would not post anything which is not doable from my part and I wont be juggling projects.

I understand. It just kinda feels weird to have 3 IC's running, it comes off a little cash rabby I guess? Especially because they aren't super unique colorways or anything..

IC is Interest Check where I pitch my idea for the community to see. I dont see a problem as long as its close to the final product I would want to create. I am sure no one will complain about the structure and quality of any IC I post.

Secondly, GMK takes months for quotes and getting big vendors takes even more months. So, a lot of future planning is required to execute a set at this level.

Thirdly, it takes months of brainstorming, drawing and rendering to execute an IC like this.

As a designer, I am sure you already know about these things.

But ofcourse, if someone just made a mono colored set with a very common color and without any novelties, I could say that its just "cash grabby"
but I wont because I know every designer puts a lot of time and effort into their work and I believe every creation is unique.

I am sorry that you dont find this set unique. I will try better next time.

I totally understand. I apologize for the way I came off and implying/saying that your set is not good, as I really like it. I was just expressing concern over the 3 IC part, but mentioning cash-grabbiness was disrespectful. Sorry about that.

Yeah it felt weird getting such comments from a fellow designer but constructive criticism is always acceptable.
Thanks for clearing it out!  Seriously no hard feelings!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: hayasaka on Thu, 03 June 2021, 18:15:57
Looks nice!

GLWIC :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: LittleAad on Thu, 03 June 2021, 18:23:01
I donít know how I feel about the 2 bases. I think it would be good to go with the one base that sticks to theme better. Other than that it looks good! Koi deskmat super neat glwic.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: jagger27 on Thu, 03 June 2021, 18:30:35
Any chance of running this on JTK with triple shots instead?

Edit: ne 1.5U supers
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: bball2 on Thu, 03 June 2021, 18:34:58
Those novelties look dope!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 03 June 2021, 19:01:35
Thanks for the response. I will respond to each comment tomorrow. Its really late rn. Need sleep  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: doggo1dance on Thu, 03 June 2021, 19:41:03
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now? Outside of that looks nice but I wonder if you'll be able to keep up with 3 sets at once

Thanks for the kind words.

Every set has a different timelines / schedules and distributed work load.
Work on Pharaoh has been over for months.

I would not post anything which is not doable from my part and I wont be juggling projects.

I understand. It just kinda feels weird to have 3 IC's running, it comes off a little cash rabby I guess? Especially because they aren't super unique colorways or anything..

quite rich coming from a designer that came out with a "simple purple set" that isnt really unique or whatever i guess.


Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: bby on Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:14:17
I love where this set is going and I would/will definitely be getting a base kit, novelties, and both deskmats. I also admire how well you've responded to criticism so far. glwic
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: IMZO on Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:16:00
i actually like the uv printed novelties, will certainly grab base+novs..
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Banned on Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:37:37
Isn't this your 3rd set in IC right now? Outside of that looks nice but I wonder if you'll be able to keep up with 3 sets at once

Thanks for the kind words.

Every set has a different timelines / schedules and distributed work load.
Work on Pharaoh has been over for months.

I would not post anything which is not doable from my part and I wont be juggling projects.

I understand. It just kinda feels weird to have 3 IC's running, it comes off a little cash rabby I guess? Especially because they aren't super unique colorways or anything..

quite rich coming from a designer that came out with a "simple purple set" that isnt really unique or whatever i guess.

Sorry :/ I have already apologized to SxM for my dumb comment, but I deserved that.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 03:21:42
This looks pretty good but not really a fan of uv printing.

Just to add to this, I think maybe white accents with red legends would look good. Then some of the novelties can use red as an outline on white caps to look like koi fish and use double shot. Obviously without uv printing, the novelties won't look quite as nice, but I feel like you could still have really good looking koi novelties that will last a long time. I also really like the novelties with the stones and those should also convert to double shot easily.

As for the kitting, it looks like there are some duplicate keys where you might've forgotten to change them to mod keys. Also I feel like there should be an option for normal colored super.

Other than that, I actually like this set quite a bit and think it has a ton of potential. There aren't that many GMK sets that I like and only a few that I would ever buy, but I would actually consider buying this. GLWIC

Thanks a lot for the response. Can you please leave your feedback in the IC form because then we would have a more structured way to look at the changes required to be implemented.

I will ask GMK about the pricing because DS with UV will be probably more expensive than only UV. We will see what GMK tells us and what can be achieved with this design.

For Kiting: I still cant see what is wrong with the mod keys. Could you please point them out. I must have missed somehow.
Regarding the super keys, although it would add 4 keys its quite doable. I might add it.

Lastly, your last comment is really appreciated!!! Thanks again. :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah, I left a little more detailed feedback in the IC form. Right now, the backspace and arrows legends are alpha colored and the extra tilde and pipe are alpha colored and not mod colored. I guess I don't understand why the super keys are using alpha legends and not mod.

Thanks for the feedback. I did go over the form to check your comment. I will try to provide some explanation.

The backspace/ arrow and tilde/pipe have legends with accent colors by design. I missed the extra keys last time and they are removed now.
I wanted to visualize a pond where the traditional mod legends(white) just did not provide that chaosness. It was, as some one already pointed out " organized chaos"

The whole intention of having the Latin base was to provide an alternative clean set. The accent colored super adds a bit of chaos to the set. However, it also brings the super clean look a bit down. I am not adverse to changes and if more people dont want it I will make those super keys mod colored.
Another alternative ( doable but expensive) is to add 4 mod legended super keys to the latin base.

I hope I could explain myself. If not, feel free to ask again. I would be happy to answer any further things.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 03:28:55
Any chance of running this on JTK with triple shots instead?

No I wont be running this with JTK triple shot. The main reason being, I am sure it would not bring any more value to this set in terms of design/ quality or even lead times.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 03:33:46
I donít know how I feel about the 2 bases. I think it would be good to go with the one base that sticks to theme better. Other than that it looks good! Koi deskmat super neat glwic.

Thanks for the kind feedback Aad. Really happy you like the set and deskmats!

The main reason for providing 2 bases is to cater to a larger audience. Both kits stick to the theme but some people prefer a cleaner looking set than others.
However, the main concern here is MOQ and quotes from GMK. Vendors will play an important role here when it comes to this stage.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: TKLiongOnly on Fri, 04 June 2021, 06:15:10
Beautiful. Reserved my wallet!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Cylent on Fri, 04 June 2021, 07:01:21
Solid set and IC. I think it's really weird to have the supers as a different legend color from the different mods. The lettering on the cap sizes is too small for me to see easily. Other than those minor nitpicks it's a great set that clearly has had a lot of work put into it. GLWIC!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: tomkatsuuu on Fri, 04 June 2021, 10:16:04
I really like the novelties! This is probably just a minor and probably local thing, but have you considered a more orange-red than the current red-red? The koi fish that I've encountered at least are more orange than red.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 11:55:48
Reserved

Here starts my quest trying to answer every comments :) Wish me luck.


Btw, I guess this IC officially belongs to you now  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: sup3r170va on Fri, 04 June 2021, 12:04:06
Have you considered going for JTK which can do triple shot legends?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: azzipa on Fri, 04 June 2021, 12:11:42
Reserved

Here starts my quest trying to answer every comments :) Wish me luck.


Btw, I guess this IC officially belongs to you now  :p

i wish i understood why anyone other than the OP would post "reserved" - are they really going to come back and update their post? are they expressing interest and making a reservation to purchase? and why can't they wait to post until OP gets reply #1? i am so confused at this trend. oh well. glwic  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 13:16:00
Have you considered going for JTK which can do triple shot legends?

I did reply regarding this earlier. Here is a copy paste.

No I wont be running this with JTK triple shot. The main reason being, I am sure it would not bring any more value to this set in terms of design/ quality or even lead times.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 13:16:46
Reserved

Here starts my quest trying to answer every comments :) Wish me luck.


Btw, I guess this IC officially belongs to you now  :p


i wish i understood why anyone other than the OP would post "reserved" - are they really going to come back and update their post? are they expressing interest and making a reservation to purchase? and why can't they wait to post until OP gets reply #1? i am so confused at this trend. oh well. glwic  :thumb:


Probably a meme at this point  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 13:32:29
I really like the novelties! This is probably just a minor and probably local thing, but have you considered a more orange-red than the current red-red? The koi fish that I've encountered at least are more orange than red.

Thanks for the kind words.

I completely agree with you regarding the color being close to red than orange. The reddish orange is GMK stock R02 is is closest stock to color I want. There is another stock orange called GMK V2 which is too orange GMK V1 is also there but its not that bright. The fact that introducing a custom color for such a small thing would mean a significant increase in price. I dont think its worth the money to switch to a custom color for the orange.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: atyxiao on Fri, 04 June 2021, 17:21:46
Love the deskmats. Is the mat black or a deep navy?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 18:23:32
Love the deskmats. Is the mat black or a deep navy?

Actually its a deep navy blue  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Rocket on Sat, 05 June 2021, 11:50:44
No UK vender? Sadge
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Xanira on Sat, 05 June 2021, 12:17:54
Bruh isn't this the 4th or 5th ic you've posted that's ongoing
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 05 June 2021, 13:45:53
No UK vender? Sadge

From what I understand, mykeyboard are registered in UK now and will be handling UK orders.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: MrBIGEURO on Sat, 05 June 2021, 14:48:10
Ikki68 Aurora on Zen Pond! <3
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 05 June 2021, 15:42:17
Ikki68 Aurora on Zen Pond! <3

That would be awesome wouldnt it!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Hawksmoor on Sat, 05 June 2021, 18:28:50
No UK vender? Sadge

From what I understand, mykeyboard are registered in UK now and will be handling UK orders.

Sorry but this is not correct. mykeyboard still do not have the UK VAT number and currently still holding all orders under £135 from shipping

Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: stevenT on Sat, 05 June 2021, 22:00:16
what is deskmats background color, dark blue or black?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 06 June 2021, 04:57:36
what is deskmats background color, dark blue or black?

The deskmats are dark navy.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: solomonshv on Sun, 06 June 2021, 19:47:02
Alphas in mod color pl0x
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 07 June 2021, 01:59:43
Alphas in mod color pl0x

Alphas and mod colors are same. Did you mean accent colors?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: FaKe_VirTual on Mon, 07 June 2021, 03:26:46
Deskmats and novelties are top notch!
GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Tom Sparrow on Mon, 07 June 2021, 03:34:51
I like the colours and I like the whole IC very good job!

An issue that stands out to me, are the white legends on the mods. They feel kinda inconsistent, as only the left side follows trough the idea from just looking at it. However the right side feels completely different, as there is only the shift key matching the left side. For me that looks a bit odd. I know when using non accent and 1.5 bs the whole thing works perfectly fine, however, in most cases it looks odd.
In my opinion this set could have gone without an accent colour and would be perfectly fine, even be better, and the whole design idea with mods being white legend would work a lot better.

GLWIC!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: NoxNoxNox on Mon, 07 June 2021, 20:06:15
I really like the concept here;

I do really wish you had a mod colored tilde for split backspace and (probably) also worth having mod pipe and backspace as options as that is a much more typical look (and personally more desirable)

I'm in if you add the mod tilde, and I'm sure other people want the mod pipe and backspace.  I'll also fill your IC form.

Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: ZongZiWang on Mon, 07 June 2021, 22:47:29
I really like the concept here;

I do really wish you had a mod colored tilde for split backspace and (probably) also worth having mod pipe and backspace as options as that is a much more typical look (and personally more desirable)

I'm in if you add the mod tilde, and I'm sure other people want the mod pipe and backspace.  I'll also fill your IC form.

Mod color is the same as alpha color so technically this set has mod pipe and mode tilde already?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 08 June 2021, 00:33:38
Deskmats and novelties are top notch!
GLWIC

Thanks! I really appreciate it!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 08 June 2021, 00:37:00
I like the colours and I like the whole IC very good job!

An issue that stands out to me, are the white legends on the mods. They feel kinda inconsistent, as only the left side follows trough the idea from just looking at it. However the right side feels completely different, as there is only the shift key matching the left side. For me that looks a bit odd. I know when using non accent and 1.5 bs the whole thing works perfectly fine, however, in most cases it looks odd.
In my opinion this set could have gone without an accent colour and would be perfectly fine, even be better, and the whole design idea with mods being white legend would work a lot better.

GLWIC!

Thanks for the feedback.
Well inconsistency depends on the way you view this. I wanted to num row to have the same legends while the other mods remained with white legends. What this does is break away from the traditional color orientation and adds a bit of chaos to the whole thing. This is how I imagined a pond full of fishes swimming would be.
However, I might change it to a more consistent mod color if there is enough requests in the IC form.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 08 June 2021, 00:39:28
I really like the concept here;

I do really wish you had a mod colored tilde for split backspace and (probably) also worth having mod pipe and backspace as options as that is a much more typical look (and personally more desirable)

I'm in if you add the mod tilde, and I'm sure other people want the mod pipe and backspace.  I'll also fill your IC form.

Really appreciate your feedback in the IC form.

For clarity : The mods and alphas are same colored. I guess you meant only the legends colors.

As I explained in the above comment why I did that. I will typically make modifications based on the feedback. So if a lot of people want it then yes, I will change it.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 08 June 2021, 00:40:32
I really like the concept here;

I do really wish you had a mod colored tilde for split backspace and (probably) also worth having mod pipe and backspace as options as that is a much more typical look (and personally more desirable)

I'm in if you add the mod tilde, and I'm sure other people want the mod pipe and backspace.  I'll also fill your IC form.

Mod color is the same as alpha color so technically this set has mod pipe and mode tilde already?

Yeah thats correct. But I think NoxNoxNox was refering to the legends color of those keys.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Abel on Tue, 08 June 2021, 10:11:56
I was expecting UV printed alphas
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 08 June 2021, 12:09:45
I was expecting UV printed alphas

Alphas are double shot in both kits. Sublegends are uv printed in the hiragana kit.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: yuutsu on Tue, 08 June 2021, 13:46:02
I like it, although it's very very close to mizu and I don't think that would bode over well.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 08 June 2021, 14:21:31
I like it, although it's very very close to mizu and I don't think that would bode over well.

From my POV, the only thing common with Mizu is that it uses a koi fish novelty. Apart from that, honestly, I dont see any other similarities.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 09 June 2021, 03:02:16
Solid set and IC. I think it's really weird to have the supers as a different legend color from the different mods. The lettering on the cap sizes is too small for me to see easily. Other than those minor nitpicks it's a great set that clearly has had a lot of work put into it. GLWIC!

Sorry but I missed your feedback somehow.
Firstly, thanks for the kind words.
The supers are in different colors to introduce some organized chaos in the set (my vision for a pond filled with playful fishes).
Regarding the size : Do you mean you want a more zoomed in render?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: NoxNoxNox on Sat, 12 June 2021, 16:12:44
I really like the concept here;

I do really wish you had a mod colored tilde for split backspace and (probably) also worth having mod pipe and backspace as options as that is a much more typical look (and personally more desirable)

I'm in if you add the mod tilde, and I'm sure other people want the mod pipe and backspace.  I'll also fill your IC form.

Mod color is the same as alpha color so technically this set has mod pipe and mode tilde already?

Yeah thats correct. But I think NoxNoxNox was refering to the legends color of those keys.

Yeah - I'm referring to the legend colors which are what differentiate the 'alpha' and 'mod' keys, my point was that the traditional split here is not an option, as instead the top row is differentiated.  (which is the part I don't love).
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: nvh2092 on Sat, 12 June 2021, 17:38:45
Please consider changing backspace legend to white to be in line with mod color keys.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 13 June 2021, 01:37:37
I really like the concept here;

I do really wish you had a mod colored tilde for split backspace and (probably) also worth having mod pipe and backspace as options as that is a much more typical look (and personally more desirable)

I'm in if you add the mod tilde, and I'm sure other people want the mod pipe and backspace.  I'll also fill your IC form.

Please consider changing backspace legend to white to be in line with mod color keys.


Mod color is the same as alpha color so technically this set has mod pipe and mode tilde already?

Yeah thats correct. But I think NoxNoxNox was refering to the legends color of those keys.

Yeah - I'm referring to the legend colors which are what differentiate the 'alpha' and 'mod' keys, my point was that the traditional split here is not an option, as instead the top row is differentiated.  (which is the part I don't love).

Ok I understand. Thanks for the feedback. I will look into it. If there is enough requests in the IC I will definitely change it.


I really like the concept here;

I do really wish you had a mod colored tilde for split backspace and (probably) also worth having mod pipe and backspace as options as that is a much more typical look (and personally more desirable)

I'm in if you add the mod tilde, and I'm sure other people want the mod pipe and backspace.  I'll also fill your IC form.

Mod color is the same as alpha color so technically this set has mod pipe and mode tilde already?

Yeah thats correct. But I think NoxNoxNox was refering to the legends color of those keys.

Yeah - I'm referring to the legend colors which are what differentiate the 'alpha' and 'mod' keys, my point was that the traditional split here is not an option, as instead the top row is differentiated.  (which is the part I don't love).

Same as above. Will soon be checking all the IC form results and make changes / additional accordingly.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Pyurii on Tue, 15 June 2021, 17:05:30
I love the slight pattern on the deskmats, but I feel like body of the koi fish is too thin or the tails are just too long.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 16 June 2021, 02:20:56
I love the slight pattern on the deskmats, but I feel like body of the koi fish is too thin or the tails are just too long.

Thanks a lot! Please leave the feedback in the IC form. We are going through it and will be making changes in the next days.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 19 June 2021, 04:27:53
So first of all I would like to thank all the people who have loved this set. Its quite incredible and the amount of response we got was mind blowing.

We are looking at each and every feedback and grouping together the most wanted stuffs. Hopefully we would be able to please most of you atleast  :p

Next steps would be to finalize kitting and send to GMK and wait patiently for months  :blank:

Feel free to join our discord to request changes or get sneak peaks on the kitting as we share everything there!

Cheers!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: belanjaterus88 on Wed, 23 June 2021, 10:18:01
count me in cant wait for the GB .. Lets go lets go!!!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 23 June 2021, 15:58:23
count me in cant wait for the GB .. Lets go lets go!!!

Really appreciate it!!
Lets go! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: ThomasLT on Thu, 24 June 2021, 03:00:23
wow that Ensō desk mat looks perfect
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 24 June 2021, 15:53:26
wow that Ensō desk mat looks perfect

Thanks :) Really appreciate it!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: hekt1k on Thu, 24 June 2021, 22:12:50
wow that Ensō desk mat looks perfect

Thanks :) Really appreciate it!

My buddy has used that symbol as his gamertag for decades so I'm really interested in scooping that deskmat.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: IHaveDowntism on Fri, 25 June 2021, 11:25:13
Any estimated idea when this will be going on GB?

EDIT: I've read the Discord and have found the answer to my own question.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 26 June 2021, 02:33:56
wow that Ensō desk mat looks perfect

Thanks :) Really appreciate it!

My buddy has used that symbol as his gamertag for decades so I'm really interested in scooping that deskmat.

Cool! Glad you liked it!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: Nebulant on Sat, 26 June 2021, 18:43:04
Your color key has the same RAL listed for the navy and accent color.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 27 June 2021, 14:02:36
Your color key has the same RAL listed for the navy and accent color.

Thanks for pointing it out! Missed that. Will update it later  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 28 June 2021, 04:30:54
We made a few updates to the kitting based on the IC for responses and general consensus.

Kohaku aka Hiragana Base Kit (UV printed sublegends)                                                            Asagi aka Latin Base Kit
(https://i.ibb.co/yYgsJX5/base-hiragana.jpg)  (https://i.ibb.co/3N1y8w4/base-latin.jpg)

Nishikigoi aka Novelties Kit (UV printed)                                                                       Kawarimono aka Numpad Kit
(https://i.ibb.co/Qf2hgp9/Novelties.jpg)   (https://i.ibb.co/ZSybCcS/Numpad.jpg)

Shusui aka Spacebars Kit                                                                                           Utsurimono aka 40s Kit
(https://i.ibb.co/hK28MFm/Spacebar.jpg)  (https://i.ibb.co/dbxwmwt/40s.jpg)



The changes are as follows.

Base kits (both hiragana and latin) : Added white legended backspace, mod tilde and mod pipe/slash keys. Removed accent ISO enter.
Latin base kit : All Super now white legended instead of light blue.                                                             
Novelties : Added 1u R1 koi novelty, Added red legended arrow keys.                                                               
40s : Added R3 Enter accents for 1u and 1.5u.                                                                                     

Feel free to let me know how the changes look.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 28 June 2021, 11:33:43
We made a few updates to the kitting based on the IC for responses and general consensus.

Kohaku aka Hiragana Base Kit (UV printed sublegends)                                                            Asagi aka Latin Base Kit
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/yYgsJX5/base-hiragana.jpg)
 
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/3N1y8w4/base-latin.jpg)

Nishikigoi aka Novelties Kit (UV printed)                                                                       Kawarimono aka Numpad Kit
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/Qf2hgp9/Novelties.jpg)
   
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/ZSybCcS/Numpad.jpg)

Shusui aka Spacebars Kit                                                                                           Utsurimono aka 40s Kit
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/hK28MFm/Spacebar.jpg)
 
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/dbxwmwt/40s.jpg)



The changes are as follows.

Base kits (both hiragana and latin) : Added white legended backspace, mod tilde and mod pipe/slash keys. Removed accent ISO enter.
Latin base kit : All Super now white legended instead of light blue.                                                             
Novelties : Added 1u R1 koi novelty, Added red legended arrow keys.                                                               
40s : Added R3 Enter accents for 1u and 1.5u.                                                                                     

Feel free to let me know how the changes look.
*Seen*
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 28 June 2021, 13:12:24
 :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 28 June 2021, 15:24:17
You should mark the novelty kit as "double shot + UV printed"
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 28 June 2021, 17:10:05
Umm okay but its already marked.  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 29 June 2021, 04:48:20
Another thing I forgot to mention earlier is that vendors are set. I will be announcing them really soon.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 21 July 2021, 17:37:54
Files has been sent to GMK. They will now check them :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: HappyB0T on Fri, 23 July 2021, 00:43:35
Came back to check on this IC after a while. Novelties on this set are fantastic - really really solid IC!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: nvh2092 on Fri, 23 July 2021, 02:17:36
So now we wait for a whole season for gmk quotes, right?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 23 July 2021, 08:22:19
Came back to check on this IC after a while. Novelties on this set are fantastic - really really solid IC!

Thanks a lot. Really appreciate it!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 23 July 2021, 08:22:39
So now we wait for a whole season for gmk quotes, right?

Cant skip that step can we?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: nvh2092 on Fri, 23 July 2021, 08:51:37
So now we wait for a whole season for gmk quotes, right?

Cant skip that step can we?
Use your german influence  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 23 July 2021, 11:50:48
So now we wait for a whole season for gmk quotes, right?

Cant skip that step can we?
Use your german influence  :p

Haha
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: DuellM on Sat, 24 July 2021, 14:46:29
Koi Rama Cap When?  :-*
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 24 July 2021, 20:18:55
Koi Rama Cap When?  :-*

Probably  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: OmoideAeternum on Sun, 25 July 2021, 00:50:10
Love the novelties; would it be possible to see a comparison between this and GMK Laser Synthwave M170 colors? They seem somewhat similar.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Rev 2. Updated kits(both bases, novelties,40s)
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 25 July 2021, 01:11:03
Love the novelties; would it be possible to see a comparison between this and GMK Laser Synthwave M170 colors? They seem somewhat similar.

I dont have the color codes for the synthwave. I dont think they were ever made public.
In anycase, the blues are different for sure as well as the icon mods.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 26 July 2021, 02:28:57
I am proud to announce the names of the cool people who will bring this set to you!

(https://i.ibb.co/kH4dj60/vendor-banner-1.jpg)
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Updates : Designs have been forwarded to GMK. They will inspect them and revert back to us. This is a time consuming process so hold on!

Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 26 July 2021, 02:33:46
I am proud to announce the names of the cool people who will bring this set to you!

Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/kH4dj60/vendor-banner-1.jpg)
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Updates : Designs have been forwarded to GMK. They will inspect them and revert back to us. This is a time consuming process so hold on!
When you realize Zen Pond has a US vendor before Pharaoh  ;D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 26 July 2021, 03:57:55
I am proud to announce the names of the cool people who will bring this set to you!

Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/kH4dj60/vendor-banner-1.jpg)
[/color]


Updates : Designs have been forwarded to GMK. They will inspect them and revert back to us. This is a time consuming process so hold on!
When you realize Zen Pond has a US vendor before Pharaoh  ;D

Well it is what it is :)
More to be revealed soon my dear friend!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: hottrout on Mon, 26 July 2021, 04:58:54
A UK vendor would be a wise addition.  The set looks great.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 27 July 2021, 17:22:46
A UK vendor would be a wise addition.  The set looks great.

We will look into it!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: doggo1dance on Wed, 28 July 2021, 02:13:52
hows the uv printing by gmk? any good?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 28 July 2021, 17:32:00
hows the uv printing by gmk? any good?

Well GMK UV prints are really nice. A lot of new sets are using them as well.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 13 August 2021, 01:53:25
Small update : Watch out for some cool Rama and salvun artisans in the future!  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 24 August 2021, 19:15:08
Small notification :  If you are a collaborator and would like to have a collab with this set, please reach out via discord. I am always open to new collabs. We will stop taking requests soon.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 28 August 2021, 01:48:19
Small update : yushakobo.jp will be our Japanese vendor.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 01 September 2021, 02:44:13
We are in the process of designing some RAMA keycaps.

Expect some sick renders once these are approved!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: DuellM on Thu, 02 September 2021, 16:36:06
Can't Wait!!  ^-^
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 04 September 2021, 16:53:22
Can't Wait!!  ^-^

UwU
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: Vendors announced
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 21 September 2021, 07:31:21
Some updates :

1. We are still waiting for the design to be approved by Rama but sadly (unlike last communications) we are not receiving any replies. As it goes now, the Rama collab may not happen sadly.
2. We have some cool things to share in a couple of days. Be sure to check out the IC! Something BIG is coming!

More updates will follow in the next days!

Lets go!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 23 September 2021, 01:04:10
IKKI Aurora Design VOTE! (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3GZTfOebOB5TdI1oSOQPWWYASAy775CvDfIzinsgmK9AqKQ/viewform?usp=sf_link)
(1 question, 2 clicks! I would be really grateful if you could spend a couple of seconds to give us some design feedback.)

Option 1                            Option 2                            Option 3

(https://i.ibb.co/6ZVT6ZQ/5.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/C6ZYKmF/9.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/XDwPW0D/3.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/JK6YrKn/4.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/cLz6RV2/8.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/346rqxR/2.jpg)
 
 
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 23 September 2021, 01:07:59
IKKI Aurora Design VOTE! (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3GZTfOebOB5TdI1oSOQPWWYASAy775CvDfIzinsgmK9AqKQ/viewform?usp=sf_link)
(1 question, 2 clicks! I would be really grateful if you could spend a couple of seconds to give us some design feedback.)

Option 1                            Option 2                            Option 3

Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/6ZVT6ZQ/5.jpg)
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/C6ZYKmF/9.jpg)
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/XDwPW0D/3.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/JK6YrKn/4.jpg)
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/cLz6RV2/8.jpg)
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/346rqxR/2.jpg)

Please put the lotus between the 2 fish in the 2nd option  :blank:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: hottrout on Thu, 23 September 2021, 04:17:47
Love these designs, option 2 is my fav at the minute.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 23 September 2021, 04:39:10
Please my lovely Sayan, make it also glow in the dark for the Koi
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 23 September 2021, 04:43:37
IKKI Aurora Design VOTE! (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3GZTfOebOB5TdI1oSOQPWWYASAy775CvDfIzinsgmK9AqKQ/viewform?usp=sf_link)
(1 question, 2 clicks! I would be really grateful if you could spend a couple of seconds to give us some design feedback.)

Option 1                            Option 2                            Option 3

Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/6ZVT6ZQ/5.jpg)
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/C6ZYKmF/9.jpg)
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/XDwPW0D/3.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/JK6YrKn/4.jpg)
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/cLz6RV2/8.jpg)
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/346rqxR/2.jpg)


Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 23 September 2021, 07:41:03
Love these designs, option 2 is my fav at the minute.

Thanks !! A close race between 1 and 2 :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 23 September 2021, 07:41:45
Please my lovely Sayan, make it also glow in the dark for the Koi
Kois dont glow in the dark though!  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 23 September 2021, 07:43:12
Please my lovely Sayan, make it also glow in the dark for the Koi
Kois dont glow in the dark though!  :p
Mutant and toy Kois do tho  :mad:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 23 September 2021, 09:03:43
Please my lovely Sayan, make it also glow in the dark for the Koi
Kois dont glow in the dark though!  :p
Mutant and toy Kois do tho  :mad:

You got me!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 23 September 2021, 14:41:27
Love these designs, option 2 is my fav at the minute.

Its a close race now!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: spartaman64 on Thu, 23 September 2021, 16:20:42
my wallet is not ready
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 23 September 2021, 18:32:20
my wallet is not ready

Ready or not here we come! xD  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 24 September 2021, 10:52:28
GB DATES : OCT 4th to NOV 7th 2021

Prices will be released soon!


Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: nvh2092 on Fri, 24 September 2021, 10:55:10
GB DATES : OCT 4th to NOV 7th 2021

Prices will be released soon!
Oh ma gawd, so excited to join  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 24 September 2021, 12:29:03
GB DATES : OCT 4th to NOV 7th 2021

Prices will be released soon!
Oh ma gawd, so excited to join  :p

Appreciate it!! Lets go!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 25 September 2021, 11:36:58
Voting will close soon for the IKKI Aurora Design choice! We have already received > 1k responses ! Results will be posted here!

If you have not voted yet please do!

 IKKI Aurora Design VOTE! (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3GZTfOebOB5TdI1oSOQPWWYASAy775CvDfIzinsgmK9AqKQ/viewform?usp=sf_link)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 27 September 2021, 04:49:59
With no replies from Rama, I believe that the collab wont happen anytime soon.

Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: nvh2092 on Tue, 28 September 2021, 02:36:17
With no replies from Rama, I believe that the collab wont happen anytime soon.
Nice, Rama is overrated anyways, so everything is final except the final design of ikki, right? Make a GB thread perhaps.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 29 September 2021, 12:07:56
With no replies from Rama, I believe that the collab wont happen anytime soon.
Nice, Rama is overrated anyways, so everything is final except the final design of ikki, right? Make a GB thread perhaps.

Yes Sir on it!

We will be dropping the Rama metal artisan. More info to follow!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Wed, 29 September 2021, 13:06:45
Really excited to see how the Aurora collab turns out! The set looks great!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 29 September 2021, 14:11:38
Really excited to see how the Aurora collab turns out! The set looks great!

Thanks!! We are also waiting on more info on the Ikki collab. We will also reveal the winning design soon  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 30 September 2021, 07:02:08
Small update on the IKKI collab.

I was in talks with Wuque Studios and they confirmed the collab will happen but after a few weeks. So the IKKI board GB timeline will be different from the GMK Zen Pond keycaps.

There will be a different set of vendors for the boards across the world ( (particularly US, Canada and China)

More will be updated later as I get more info!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: Neptune Keys on Thu, 30 September 2021, 07:32:23
Definitely unique looking novelties. I quite like them!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 30 September 2021, 12:39:20
Definitely unique looking novelties. I quite like them!

Thank you :D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: HappyB0T on Thu, 30 September 2021, 19:16:39
Happy that you made it to group buy! This set is outstanding and wish my wallet was unlimited and could pick this up too. ikki collab looks really stellar. Favorite novelties of the year.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: GB STARTS OCT 4th!!! IKKI Aurora Collab Design VOTE!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 01 October 2021, 01:27:06
Happy that you made it to group buy! This set is outstanding and wish my wallet was unlimited and could pick this up too. ikki collab looks really stellar. Favorite novelties of the year.

Thanks for the appreciation! Really helps us going forward!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: HIBI Collab | GB STARTS OCT 4th!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 01 October 2021, 02:00:26
Long have we waited on artisan collabs! Enjoy the list!

HIBI X GMK Zen Pond

(https://i.ibb.co/SynBF6q/hiibi-blue.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/mbTR1Gs/hiibi-white.jpg)


Here is the entire list                       
Wrist Rest                                     
                                               
1. Artisan Labs          : Resin               
2. Wrist Labs            : Resin               
-----------------------------------------------
Keyboards                                     
                                               
A special edition keyboard will be             
released later.                               
                                               
-----------------------------------------------
Cables                                         
                                               
3. Luxecables     : US                         
4. Keebstuff      : EU                         
                                               
Both can ship worldwide though!               
-----------------------------------------------
                                               
Metal Artisan                                 
                                               
5. HIBI                                       
6. Salvun                                     
7. Asero Foundry : Limited exotic metal       
-----------------------------------------------
                                               
Artisans                                       
8. KeyCravings                                 
9. Archetype                                   
10. Skull keycaps                             
11. Mataekeycaps                               
12. Frumpzkeys                                 
13. KrakenKaps                                 
14. Mozicaps                                   
15. Cque que                                   
16. ThirdStrikeKeys                           
17. Landcaps                                   
18. Rhythm Caps                               
19. 404artisans                               
20. MD3 Keys                                   
                                               
                 
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: HIBI Collab | GB STARTS OCT 4th!!!
Post by: baka jiken on Fri, 01 October 2021, 04:57:34
OMG that Koi Hibi is soo dope!  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: HIBI Collab | GB STARTS OCT 4th!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 01 October 2021, 10:26:30
OMG that Koi Hibi is soo dope!  :cool:

 :cool:

Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: HIBI Collab | GB STARTS OCT 4th!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 02 October 2021, 02:13:49
GB Starts in 2 Days
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: HIBI Collab | GB STARTS OCT 4th!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 03 October 2021, 05:20:36
GB starts tomorrow

Gb post is pending approval!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: HIBI Collab | GB STARTS OCT 4th!!!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 03 October 2021, 16:17:59
GB THREAD (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114820.0)

The GB will start very soon!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: LIVE
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 04 October 2021, 02:22:07
ITS ALIVE!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: LIVE
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 04 October 2021, 07:45:11
Hibi Artisans!

 
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: LIVE
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 10 November 2021, 16:22:18
IKKI Aurora X Zen Pond

IMPORTANT  : Aurora x Zen Pond doesn't come with GMK Zen Pond keycaps, they are sold separately.
GMK Zen Pond GB has been extended by a week to enable people interested in both the keycaps and board to purchase it. GMK Zen Pond GB ends on November 15th!
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Price : $189.00

Variable gasket mount structure. Remove some or all of the gasket chips to change from firm to bouncy. Both Silicone and Poron gaskets are included to fine tune the experience even further!
Default PCB (PCB05 Bodo) is a hot-swap PCB that supports multiple layouts with flex cut! This is a very unique feature that lets you use any or all of split L Shift, split R Shift, split Backspace, split spacebar, stepped Caps Lock and ISO Enter, anytime you want. No soldering necessary!
The badges are hot-swappable, meaning you can change them without taking apart the case!

What's included:

1x Ikki68 Aurora x GMK Zen Pond case (Alu top case and pc bottom case).
1x Multi-layout hot swap QMK PCB (Bodo)
1x Hotswap Namebadge set
1x Default PC plate
1x Silicone dampening pad between PCB & plate
1x Silicone dampening pad between PCB & case
1x Silicon Gaskets Set
1x Poron Gaskets Set
1x Keyboard storage case
1x Coiled USB cable
6x 2u + 1x 6.25u (wire only) set of color matched stabilizers.
Extra screws, diodes, sockets, keyboard feet, hex screwsriver
* Aurora x Zen Pond case and GMK Zen Pond will be color matched by different sets of people, and they will be produced at two different factories. There may be slight variation in final colors from renders. We will try our best to match as close as possible to the Pantone chip picked by the designer.

Group buy details

Group Buy starts: November 12th, 2021
Group Buy ends: November 26th, 2021
ETA to customers: April, 2022

Specs:

Case material: Aluminum Top case, PC bottom case.
Default plate material: PC
Weight (fully assembled, with optional weight): 1150g
Weight (fully assembled, no optional weight): 830g
Typing angle: 6.5 degrees
Dimensions: 13.6" x 4.4"
Base height: 0.9" tall without rubber feet

Ikki Aurora X Zen Pond Keyboard will be available at:

US: Cannon Keys 450
China: WuqueStudio.cn 60
Canada: Mech.land 150
EU: Mykeyboard.eu 50
UK: Proto[Typist] 40
Japan: Yushakobo 40
Oceania: Daily Clack 40
Rest of the world: WuqueStudio.com 50
Singapore: Ilumkb 50
South Korea: Monstargears 40
Taiwan: Inpad 30

We are really really excited to work with Wuque Studios and hopefully make this a reality!!
Thanks for the support!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK ZEN POND: LIVE
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 12 November 2021, 14:42:24
Ikki Aurora X Zen Pond is live worldwide

I am proud to present Ikki Aurora X Zen Pond , our first collab with Wuque Studios.
This board is themed around GMK Zen Pond. We have extended the GB for GMK Zen Pond (till November 15th) to make it fair for the new people to but it along with the board. Join our discord  (https://discord.sxmdesigns.com)to know more about us and out next projects!

Limited quantities

US: Cannon Keys   :  https://cannonkeys.com/products/aurora-x-zen-pond
China: WuqueStudio.cn : https://wuquestudio.cn/products/Zen-Pond/
Canada: Mech.land : https://mech.land/collections/ikki68-aurora-round-2/products/ikki68-aurora-x-zen-pond-group-buy
EU: Mykeyboard.eu  : https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/keyboards/aurora-x-zen-pond_623/
UK: Proto[Typist]  : https://prototypist.net/collections/live-group-buys/products/copy-of-group-buy-ikki68-aurora-r2-zen-pond-keyboard
Japan: Yushakobo  : https://shop.yushakobo.jp/products/3020
Oceania: Daily Clack : https://dailyclack.com/collections/keyboards/products/aurora-r2-x-zen-pond-keyboard-kit
Rest of the world: WuqueStudio.com  (Sold out)
Singapore: Ilumkb (very few left) : https://ilumkb.com/collections/aurora-r2/products/group-buy-aurora-x-zen-pond
South Korea: Monstargears : https://www.monstargears.com/101/?idx=464
Taiwan: Inpad : https://www.inpad.com.tw/product.php?act=view&id=6731

Further updates will be done in the GB page :)