Author Topic: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 14th - Vendors, Collaborations, New Renders!  (Read 14770 times)

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Offline minicap

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I'm concerned to hear the render colours don't seem like a match - could I ask what you're comparing them to, and if there's specific things that seem off? The renders were colour-matched to a physical Pantone fan. Like you mentioned, there are a bunch of different factors that affect the colours (the renders themselves use different lightings, as well as the monitor and lighting you're using to look at the render) but they should be pretty close.

Ah, I wouldn't worry about it! The render lighting just has a warmer tone than the photos you took, and the shadows in the renders just make the gradient look a little more subtle compared to the what we see in raw Pantones. If you're already waiting on colour-matched samples though, that's really what matters as far as giving an accurate representation is concerned! Really nice to see that you're doing that well ahead of time, too :)

And noted for the cookies kit! It's been much more popular in the IC than I expected as well, it's definitely here to stay :D

Hell yes.

The work you've put into this set is more than enough reason for me to keep an eye on it. Now I'll just cross my fingers that Keyreative doesn't drop the ball on this one...

Phew, thanks for clarifying! And thanks for your kind words :D

The Keyreative queue is looking pretty long unfortunately :( but I do believe Keyreative's flexibility with kitting will be worth it. 
Sewing Tin's alphas are also straightforward dyesub (not reverse dyesub), so we'll avoid the issue seen regarding haloed homing bars in reverse dyesub. Though I do hope they fix that way sooner than that >__<

Offline minicap

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Update bump - just added deskmat designs and new renders of the J-02 by ProtoTypist with the "Cookie Parade" deskmat!

I'm proud of how the deskmat designs turned out and excited to share them with you all, let me know what you think!

Since you can only submit the IC form once, I made a separate IC form to get feedback on the deskmats https://forms.gle/8UheMYkaHo3uofTFA (and also updated the original IC form with deskmat questions as well).

Offline YMwoo

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That deskmat is so cute! I really love it.
Thanks a lot for accommodating the change for ergo kit. Unfortunately, my gf doesn't like the novelty mods which puts me in dilemma.
Love the colors but the novelty and the forced yellow top row makes me undecided about it.

Btw, you mentioned it won't be reversed dyesub which quite reassuring.
I received KAT Arctic and due to the reversed dyesub process, most of the darker keycaps are shrank very awfully.

Offline minicap

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That deskmat is so cute! I really love it.
Thanks a lot for accommodating the change for ergo kit. Unfortunately, my gf doesn't like the novelty mods which puts me in dilemma.
Love the colors but the novelty and the forced yellow top row makes me undecided about it.

Btw, you mentioned it won't be reversed dyesub which quite reassuring.
I received KAT Arctic and due to the reversed dyesub process, most of the darker keycaps are shrank very awfully.

Glad you like the deskmat, and it's nice to see you in the thread again :D

Unfortunately there hasn't been enough demand to add a text mods ergo kit (1 request out of 17 IC responses with ergo kit), and like you mentioned before it's tough with the gradient :( But I appreciate your feedback on the ergo kit regardless!

Re: reverse dyesub, I specifically meant that the alphas are dyesub, not reverse dyesub (avoiding the Keyreative issue with haloes on homing bars with reverse dyesub). The mods will still be reverse dyesub sorry :( Doubleshot isn't an option with the text mods and some of the novelties.

I am planning to get full prototypes made of the set before GB though and will be posting photos of that!

Offline Mr Chrome

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I received KAT Arctic and due to the reversed dyesub process, most of the darker keycaps are shrank very awfully.

For what itís worth, reading about the KAT Arctic situation, the word from Keyreative is that they used different molds for only the dark mods, and thatís partly why the sizes are so different. Lucky Jade, for example, uses reverse dyesub too, but keycap sizes looks much more regular by comparison from what Iíve seen (likely used one mold throughout). I think Arctic was caught in the crosshairs of their new manufacturing processes :/

On topic, the deskmat is really cute! Iím impressed that you managed to combine the two themes in a pretty minimalist way :)

As someone interested in the Ergo kit, personally Iím very fond of the novelty mods!
ďThis plastic rectangle is alright. The plastic rectangles on top of it, though...Ē

Offline Minahctrl

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this set brings back memories 😭
love it

Offline YMwoo

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For what itís worth, reading about the KAT Arctic situation, the word from Keyreative is that they used different molds for only the dark mods, and thatís partly why the sizes are so different. Lucky Jade, for example, uses reverse dyesub too, but keycap sizes looks much more regular by comparison from what Iíve seen (likely used one mold throughout). I think Arctic was caught in the crosshairs of their new manufacturing processes :/

On topic, the deskmat is really cute! Iím impressed that you managed to combine the two themes in a pretty minimalist way :)

As someone interested in the Ergo kit, personally Iím very fond of the novelty mods!

From what I have, I can say for sure that the size differs for each color with White > Blue > Black, from the biggest to smallest in size.
I haven't put it on a board so I can't say how noticeable it is and fortunately I'm going with blue alpha and white mods.
Saw a pic of black mods and the gap between keycaps were jarring to see.

Glad you like the deskmat, and it's nice to see you in the thread again :D

Unfortunately there hasn't been enough demand to add a text mods ergo kit (1 request out of 17 IC responses with ergo kit), and like you mentioned before it's tough with the gradient :( But I appreciate your feedback on the ergo kit regardless!

Re: reverse dyesub, I specifically meant that the alphas are dyesub, not reverse dyesub (avoiding the Keyreative issue with haloes on homing bars with reverse dyesub). The mods will still be reverse dyesub sorry :( Doubleshot isn't an option with the text mods and some of the novelties.

I am planning to get full prototypes made of the set before GB though and will be posting photos of that!
I've been mostly of a silent lurker haha
I understand about the text mods (that might be me actually, though I don't really remember now).
Anyway, hopefully the prototypes will come out well!

Offline minicap

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I received KAT Arctic and due to the reversed dyesub process, most of the darker keycaps are shrank very awfully.

For what itís worth, reading about the KAT Arctic situation, the word from Keyreative is that they used different molds for only the dark mods, and thatís partly why the sizes are so different. Lucky Jade, for example, uses reverse dyesub too, but keycap sizes looks much more regular by comparison from what Iíve seen (likely used one mold throughout). I think Arctic was caught in the crosshairs of their new manufacturing processes :/

On topic, the deskmat is really cute! Iím impressed that you managed to combine the two themes in a pretty minimalist way :)

As someone interested in the Ergo kit, personally Iím very fond of the novelty mods!

Thank you :D And thanks for sharing that info about the KAT Arctic molds as well.

My Ergodox is my daily driver, so I always planned on having an ergo kit and seeing IC responses with it makes me happy :)

this set brings back memories 😭
love it

Thank you!! I'm glad it brings back memories for you 🥺

Glad you like the deskmat, and it's nice to see you in the thread again :D

Unfortunately there hasn't been enough demand to add a text mods ergo kit (1 request out of 17 IC responses with ergo kit), and like you mentioned before it's tough with the gradient :( But I appreciate your feedback on the ergo kit regardless!

Re: reverse dyesub, I specifically meant that the alphas are dyesub, not reverse dyesub (avoiding the Keyreative issue with haloes on homing bars with reverse dyesub). The mods will still be reverse dyesub sorry :( Doubleshot isn't an option with the text mods and some of the novelties.

I am planning to get full prototypes made of the set before GB though and will be posting photos of that!
I've been mostly of a silent lurker haha
I understand about the text mods (that might be me actually, though I don't really remember now).
Anyway, hopefully the prototypes will come out well!

Haha I think it was you, the comment also mentions the missing keys needed for the ergo kit. And yeah, thanks for understanding!
I'm excited to see how the prototypes turn out 🤞

Offline novelflyer

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This is a really nice IC, I like the webpage  :thumb:
I'd love to see — in ISO kit if you could do it for spanish speakers.

GLWIC

Offline factoryofidols

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This is a great IC, really wish it was glossy KAM though. Also would be fun to see a cookie colored qwerty row for 40s.

Offline dibkib

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I love that deskmat so much!

Offline minicap

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I love that deskmat so much!
Thank you! Glad you like the cookies :D

This is a really nice IC, I like the webpage  :thumb:
I'd love to see — in ISO kit if you could do it for spanish speakers.

GLWIC

Thank you! Sure, adding — to ISO seems reasonable. I will try to do that update soon.

This is a great IC, really wish it was glossy KAM though. Also would be fun to see a cookie colored qwerty row for 40s.

Thank you! I did consider glossy KAM but ultimately decided on matte after spending a few weeks typing on keys from both (KAM Wraith and KAM Starry Night) - while the glossy KAM keys was really nice looking and on-theme, I much preferred the feel of the matte KAM keys.

I'll consider cookie coloured QWERTY row if I get more requests for it, but so far the yellow colour has been pretty polarising (some people want more of it, some people don't want it at all) so it's pretty unlikely sorry :( It would also have to be a separate add-on kit to avoid increasing the price of the 40s kit - it's already quite substantial, so I need a really good reason for any additional keys.

I am working on a separate "yellow accents" kit though!

Offline minicap

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This is a really nice IC, I like the webpage  :thumb:
I'd love to see — in ISO kit if you could do it for spanish speakers.

GLWIC

Ů has been added to the ISO kit!

Offline minicap

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 8th - Vendors & Collaborations!
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 08 July 2021, 20:07:43 »
Update bump - vendors and collaborations have been announced!

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 8th - Vendors & Collaborations!
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 08 July 2021, 22:16:34 »
Amazing idea with the deskmat! Love the 4 little cookies haha.

I do have a suggestion to make though - the upper right corner of the stitches should go around the corner as well, like the upper and lower left corners.
Or better yet, if you are going for the stitches look, i dont think they would be turning 90 degree corners at all.

Just my 2 cents  :thumb:

Offline Mr Chrome

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I am working on a separate "yellow accents" kit though!

Oo, I like the sound of that! I am very big on the yellow colour, the butter cookies of this set really appeal to me :-X

Very minor and unessential, but I would love to see some ortho/40s renders if youíve got any? The tailor makes them look *chefís kiss*
ďThis plastic rectangle is alright. The plastic rectangles on top of it, though...Ē

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 8th - Vendors & Collaborations!
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 12:38:41 »
I am already imagining how amazing the collaborations are going to be for this unique and adorable set. Group buy WHEN??  ;)

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Re: [IC] KAM Sewing Tin 🍪 Updated July 8th - Vendors & Collaborations!
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 00:07:58 »
Amazing idea with the deskmat! Love the 4 little cookies haha.

I do have a suggestion to make though - the upper right corner of the stitches should go around the corner as well, like the upper and lower left corners.
Or better yet, if you are going for the stitches look, i dont think they would be turning 90 degree corners at all.

Just my 2 cents  :thumb:

I'm happy you like the cookies, and thanks for the suggestion!

Yup, I was trying to go for the stitches look ^^ Unfortunately it's a bit hard to get them to be perfectly aligned on all the corners while keeping the stitches the same length, the gaps between the stitches the same size, and having them end a nice distance away from the cookies 😭

I edited the stitches to not turn around the corner but it looked weird with the larger gaps in between the stitches. I'll try playing around with it some more, but I might not be able to get something that's better than the current design sorry!

I am working on a separate "yellow accents" kit though!

Oo, I like the sound of that! I am very big on the yellow colour, the butter cookies of this set really appeal to me :-X

Very minor and unessential, but I would love to see some ortho/40s renders if youíve got any? The tailor makes them look *chefís kiss*

Ah! Funny you mention this - I've actually been working on renders for both, on a Minivan and The Ave by The Royal. There are some sneak peeks in the #kam-sewing-tin channel in the Keycraft Collective Discord server, hoping they'll be ready to post to GH next week.

I am already imagining how amazing the collaborations are going to be for this unique and adorable set. Group buy WHEN??  ;)

Thank you, Andro!! 🥺 haha, group buy date has not yet been decided, but will for sure keep you all updated on that :D

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Update bump! Just added new renders:
- Portico by TKC (65%) - mixed base kit, alternate numrow, with the sewing tools deskmat in deep blue
- MiniVan by Trash Man (40%) - alphas + 40s, all-blue version (though the 40s kit also has the option for yellow ESC/BACKSPACE accents!)
- The Ave by The Royal (Ortho) - alphas + ortho + buttons kit

Next up, I'll be working on kitting updates (NorDe, yellow accents).
I saw that KAM molds for 1u scooped homing are being produced for KAM Command, so I'm asking zFrontier if it's possible to add those to Sewing Tin.
I would likely add them as extra on top of the homing bars since I know not everyone likes homing scoops. But need to decide whether to leave the non-homing F/J too, or move them to colevrak kit...

I'm also working on a sewing tin themed artisan box to match the set! (Blue and circular with a tin-like pattern on top.) Shout out to anEmptyJarofNutella for the idea. I'm designing it to be 3D printable, with the option of a clear acrylic top. Once the design is more fleshed out I'll do an IC for it and find a partner to help get them made, pretty excited about this - I'm a CAD noob but its been fun to learn so far!

Offline summerqm

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I'm also working on a sewing tin themed artisan box to match the set! (Blue and circular with a tin-like pattern on top.)

This, THIS, THISSSSSS!!!!!!! I would love a lil tin that holds delicious artisans  :))

Offline rsrogers4

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What a great concept. My wife, who can't yet understand my new fascination with keyboards, but who has several cookie tins filled with sewing supplies, thought the design was extremely cute. She loved the deskmat too!

Offline minicap

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It was brought to my attention that the group buy for The Ave was not successfully completed / that the GB runner cannot be contacted. I was not aware of this when creating the renders and have removed them. I hope that the GB runner can provide a resolution for the participants soon.

I will be working on new renders of Sewing Tin on a different ortho board instead. (Also still working on the kitting updates that were previously mentioned!)

I'm also working on a sewing tin themed artisan box to match the set! (Blue and circular with a tin-like pattern on top.)

This, THIS, THISSSSSS!!!!!!! I would love a lil tin that holds delicious artisans  :))

Hehe, as long as you don't eat them! ;)

What a great concept. My wife, who can't yet understand my new fascination with keyboards, but who has several cookie tins filled with sewing supplies, thought the design was extremely cute. She loved the deskmat too!

Aww, thank you! I'm happy that your wife liked the designs :)

Offline zRoze

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I think this would be great as an alphas kit. Would you consider?

Offline zRoze

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Sorry, wrong thread