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[IC] ePBT Kavala - Cable Collab Announced!
« on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 06:50:10 »


Group Buy Thread is Live!
ePBT Kavala
GB Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2021

Kavala (pronounced Kah-vaa-lah) is a town in Greece, and my mom’s hometown. I was inspired by a beautiful picture of a sunset my uncle took while on a walk. ePBT Kavala is designed to capture how the last sunlight of the day plays amongst the clouds, creating a mesmerizing gradient of color from the open sky to the horizon.

Colors:

Disclaimer: Please note that these are digital representations in RGB color that approximate the original Pantones. The colors are subject to change. I know that this set will live or die by my ability to colormatch in the sampling phase. My promise to you is that I will do my best to make the gradient as beautiful and close to the pantones as possible.
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The R3 Mod color has been changed from 209U to 207U. The hue is nearly identical, but is lighter and more saturated, increasing legibility and making the gradient smoother.

Pricing:

Pricing for vendors currently listed as "TBD" will be released closer to GB date for more accurate currency exchange rates.

Kits:

Sunset

A gradient base kit with support for most 60% layouts, and full support for 65%, 75%, and TKL.

Clouds

An alternate mods kit. When combined with Sky it has support for most 60% layouts, and full support for 65%, 75%, and TKL.

Sky

An alternate alphas kit with full Greek lowercase sublegends. Has an extra tab for Sunset users who would like to cover two boards.

Sunset Novelties

Novelties that support a full macro column, and an extra R2 sun so 40s users can Esc into the Sunset.

Clouds Novelties

Novelties that support a full macro column for Clouds users who prefer the alternate mods.
Click “More” to see Novelty Descriptions
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All novelties are illustrated by SpikedSynapse.

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Arithmetic

A numpad kit which supports both Sunset and Clouds. Provides full support for separate number pads, 1800s and full-size boards.

Horizon

Spacebars that support Alice, HHKB, and split layouts with accent colors.

mikró (μικρό, meek-roh)

Greek for “small,” though the kit isn’t so small anymore! A 40s mods kit with support for JD40/45, Prime-e, Planck, Preonic, Minivan, Dimple, and Whimsy layouts, among others when paired with Sky.

Ergonomikó

A full gradient Ergo kit that pairs with Sky.

Global

A NorDe/International Kit with everything you’d expect. Supports German, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, and Norwegian layouts. Compatible with both Sunset and Clouds.

Colevrak+

A kit that supports both Colemak and Dvorak when paired with Sunset.

Renders:

Sunset:
OGR by Alchemist Keyboards – Render by SpikedSynapse

Haus by Hand Engineering

Piggy60 by Jacky Studio – Render by SpikedSynapse

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Mysterium by coseyfannitutti – Render by SpikedSynapse

F1-8X by Geonworks – Render by eg0t1st1k4l

KBD67lite by kbdfans – Render by eg0t1st1k4l

Maja by Vulcan

Whi65 by 383 Boards

Whi65 by 383 Boards

Whi65 by 383 Boards


Clouds:
Phoenix WK by Cable Car Designs

Argyle by Seoulcialite - Render by eg0t1st1k4l

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Cypher by Cable Car Designs

F1-8X by Geonworks – Render by eg0t1st1k4l

Whi65 by 383 Boards

Paragon by Artemis Design Studio

Fuji65 by CMM Studio


40s (mikró):
Whimsy by PRKNS

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Atlas by Nasp

Whimsy by PRKNS

Phoenix45 by projectcain

Whimsy by PRKNS


Deskmats:
Kavala by: Carina Nguyen

Sunset by: SpikedSynapse

Clouds by: SpikedSynapse


Collaborations
Cables
SwirlCables
Sunset Cable
Clouds Cable
Metal Artisans
Asero Foundry
Sun Artisan
Cat Artisan
Captus Keycaps
Santorini Artisan Cap


Resin Artisans
GSK
Arcana Keys
okeydokey.studio
Fraktalkaps
ZeroSky
Stickers
tsukiomamori
Keyboard Sleeve
MechFashion

Vendors:
Global/AS: Kbdfans
US: Vala Supply
EU: MykeyboardEU
CA: Ashkeebs
UK: Prototypist
OCE: Daily Clack
PH: ZionStudiosPH
India: Stackskb

To Do List:
Complete & Post Novelties
Secure & Announce Collaborations
Complete & Post Deskmat #2&3
Announce Pricing and final Kits
MOAR Renders?
Reveal All Collab Products

Thanks:
I cannot list all of the awesome people who helped make ePBT Kavala a reality, but the following people deserve special note:
SpikedSynapse, NoPunIn10Did (Kitting God), DrHigsby (40s Kitting God), ImperfectLink, ThickJimmy, eg0t1st1k4l, Cthalupa, Mark The Weeb, hali, ducks, kure & many more!
Thank you!

Hey, you read this to the end, why not fill out the IC google form?
Interest Check Form: Click Here

Change Logs:
6/07/21 - IC Posted
6/16/21 - Announced Vendors
6/28/21 - Updated Colors & 40s Kitting
7/7/21 - Group Buy Date Announced
7/22/21 – Novelties Declassified
8/2/21 – Collaborators Announced
8/18/21 – Sunset & Clouds Deskmats Announced
8/25/21 – Pricing, Ergo & Colevrak+ Kits Announced
9/05/21 – Render Pack #1 Released
9/09/21 – Metal Artisans Revealed
9/23/21 – Render Pack #2 Released


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Offline Cylent

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 06:51:06 »
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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 06:56:02 »
Cute set. I like the decision to not go reverse dye-sub as well  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 07:16:28 »
Excited to see this reach IC! Beautiful set.
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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 07:17:40 »
Woot! Watching this set evolve has been great. Knowing the work you put into this makes it a definite buy from me. Well done & GLWIC

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 07:46:36 »
glwic  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 08:12:20 »
Imma need that Greek in the Base kit.

EDIT: Never mind, I prefer Clouds+Sky.
« Last Edit: Wed, 16 June 2021, 09:03:22 by Fredington »

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 08:25:27 »
This set is beautiful, and I love the Greek sublegends kit, but I wish they were available in a base kit...not sure if that could be feasible with EPBT kitting? Anyway, great work.

Offline bansheetango

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 08:43:08 »
Loved Kavala, passed through it on our way to Thassos.
This set is beautiful, and I love the Greek sublegends kit, but I wish they were available in a base kit...not sure if that could be feasible with EPBT kitting? Anyway, great work.
Second this, the set is inspired by a Greek town, seems fit to have Greek sublegends in base. No sublegends should be the addon.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 10:07:40 »
Consider 2 base kits like epbt origami. I imagine many people will want the Greek set and each Base would have a moq of 100 instead of 200

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 10:47:44 »
Glad to finally see this in IC after watching the development process. GLWIC homie!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 11:06:59 »
Been loving this set since the first concept, GLWIC

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 11:13:35 »
other than the feedback that I've already given (which was preference anyways), looks really good! Exited to see where this goes, and will probably pick a set up if it goes to gb.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 11:17:47 »
Looks great man! GLWIC

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 11:18:22 »
Gotta get some Sky+Clouds renders

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 13:04:20 »
Thank you all for the feedback and kind words. This set has been a labor of love, and to see it receive such a positive response on day one means a lot to me.

Regarding the greek subs in base, please fill out the IC form with that feedback if changing the kitting would significantly increase the likelihood that you would buy something from the set. I am open to changing kitting based on IC feedback. Rn I am hoping that the Sky kit will be $30-40, and therefore not significantly cost-prohibitive.

I have tried to cover as many variations as possible in my renders (under the "more" tab), including Sky+Clouds variations. If there are additional variations you would like to see please let me know and I will try to satisfy the request(s) to the best of my ability.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 13:29:48 »
Wooo IC! Excited to see what this is going to turn into :D
Watching this set progress was interesting!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 13:42:50 »
your design captures the sunset image well. and after admiring the colors, the next thing i thought was: no reverse dye-sub! glwic  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 14:02:29 »
this give off similar vibes as taihao's hawaii but this is much better imo

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 14:10:05 »
Consider 2 base kits like epbt origami. I imagine many people will want the Greek set and each Base would have a moq of 100 instead of 200

Not sure if the moq thing is a big issue for ePBT. Correct me if im wrong but isn't it if one set hits moq then all of them get made?

I personally prefer a separate sublegends kit because I can potentially fill up 2 boards without having to buy 2 whole base kits, I also don't want to be left with half a dozen shift keys that I will never use if I buy 2 base kits.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 15:09:32 »
It's finally here!!!

I've been following ur work on discord for a while, can't wait for the GB and good luck with the interest check!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 20:13:08 »
Consider 2 base kits like epbt origami. I imagine many people will want the Greek set and each Base would have a moq of 100 instead of 200

Not sure if the moq thing is a big issue for ePBT. Correct me if im wrong but isn't it if one set hits moq then all of them get made?

I personally prefer a separate sublegends kit because I can potentially fill up 2 boards without having to buy 2 whole base kits, I also don't want to be left with half a dozen shift keys that I will never use if I buy 2 base kits.

(iirc) If base kit is reaches MoQ, all kits will be made.

Offline TyPo.mk

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 20:26:47 »
Consider 2 base kits like epbt origami. I imagine many people will want the Greek set and each Base would have a moq of 100 instead of 200

Not sure if the moq thing is a big issue for ePBT. Correct me if im wrong but isn't it if one set hits moq then all of them get made?

I personally prefer a separate sublegends kit because I can potentially fill up 2 boards without having to buy 2 whole base kits, I also don't want to be left with half a dozen shift keys that I will never use if I buy 2 base kits.

(iirc) If base kit is reaches MoQ, all kits will be made.

You are correct, My point in bringing up moq was that for epbt  if you have 2 base kits the moq is only 100 each (so still only 200 total) not 200 each. So there’s very little downside in offering 2 base kits

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 21:35:05 »
This colourway is really pretty, glwic!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 21:41:09 »
Absolutely love this. I'm always in for Greek themed sets <3 my only suggestions (my preference of course) is that you have the sublegened alphas in base, but thats just me lol

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 00:00:07 »
Looks great! GLWIC

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[IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 00:14:47 »
Poly orea! :)
« Last Edit: Tue, 08 June 2021, 00:23:12 by Technofrikus »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 00:16:39 »
Absolutely gorgeous!
Reminds me of the sunrise scene in Hades game as well.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 00:30:47 »
Really like this! well done

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 04:48:38 »
Πολύ όμορφο σετ φίλε! Καλή επιτυχία!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 10:08:31 »
Absolutely love this. I'm always in for Greek themed sets <3 my only suggestions (my preference of course) is that you have the sublegened alphas in base, but thats just me lol

Thank you, I'm a big fan of GMK Evil Eye as well! IC feedback + quotes will likely determine whether sublegends are in base.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 14:21:49 »
I love the lowercase Greek sublegends. But as pretty as the set is, I’m not sure I can make it work… Will definitely consider it though. GLWIC

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 23:13:03 »
Πολύ όμορφο σετ φίλε! Καλή επιτυχία!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 00:06:03 »
I really like all the colors, but it's a little much. I would drop the orange and just the rest. Either way it looks nice though GLWIC.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 15:27:41 »
I really like all the colors, but it's a little much. I would drop the orange and just the rest. Either way it looks nice though GLWIC.

I understand this sentiment completely. Clouds + Sky is meant to be an alternative for those who aren't on board with so many colors. Check out the additional renders, there are quite a few combinations you can put the set in, including a blue-only colorway I'm partial towards.

As an update, I am currently working on securing vendors and collabs. If you're interested in working with me don't hesitate to reach out!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 15:51:39 »
This is really swell, really like the usage of regular dyesub instead of opting for reverse dyesub.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 13:32:35 »
Update: Most preliminary agreements with vendors have been made, expect a formal vendor announcement soon (tm).

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 15:43:34 »
Love it! The gradient is beautiful!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - NA vendor secured!
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 07:15:40 »
Vendors so far:
NA - Vala Supply
AS/Global - KBDfans
Expect other vendor announcements this week!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 16 June 2021, 08:50:38 »
Vendors Announced!
Global/AS: Kbdfans
NA: Vala Supply
EU: MykeyboardEU
CA: Ashkeebs
UK: Prototypist
OCE: Daily Clack
PH: ZionStudiosPH
India: Stackskb

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 17 June 2021, 01:21:18 »
This set would look even nicer with icon mods, what a shame.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 17 June 2021, 03:12:23 »
I am far from an expert on kitting, but for my personal use, it would be fantastic if you added two R1 1u mods to the mikró kit. It would allow me to just get the Sky alphas and the mikró kit to fill my 4-row split ergos (for example Sofle, Lily). For full Preonic-style orthos, you would need more R4 1u, but many users might find a way to still make that work with the extra R4 keys in the alphas set. Just a thought, totally understand if it is not worth it, esp. with the base kit MoQ being important with ePBT, afaik.
     

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 17 June 2021, 07:41:42 »
This set would look even nicer with icon mods, what a shame.
Agreed, Icon mods would make this more than incredible

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 18 June 2021, 11:33:32 »
This set would look even nicer with icon mods, what a shame.

I hear you. A while back a survey was completed by an NA vendor (if memory serves) that showed people generally prefer icon+text mods with icon-only a somewhat close second, and text-only a distant third.
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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 17:49:39 »
Update: I will be updating the 40s kit with icon-only mods. 40s users should be able to fully cover their boards by purchasing the Sky Greek sublegend alphas and the mikro 40s kit. Keep a lookout for that sometime this week or next!

Development on the novelties is progressing, what Greek-themed illustrations would you like to see?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 01:43:46 »
Anyway to get a cloud + sky render?

Sublegends + Icon Mods = :D!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 01:59:53 »
My main suggestion would be to follow your inspiration. It is so personal, so, I bet you can draw some great non-cliche ideas there.

My personal associations with Greece and the image on the deskmat would be: an olive branch (or just an olive), a small fishing boat, the sunset in the sea, the shape of the Peloponnese and/or Crete, a branch of thyme, the Bouzouki, and of course the building style with lots of interwoven cubic shapes and some domes, as well as ornate wooden doors (this is probably very hard to capture in novelty, though). To me, all the references to ancient Greece (columns, pantheon, statues) are not as strong/too cliched, but if these are strong associations for you, I can totally understand that.

I guess it might make sense to decide what aspects of Greece you want to focus on, to make the theme stronger and more coherent.
     

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 14:04:54 »
I love anything and everything to do with Greek Mythology, but realize that's not really the aesthetic you're going for here. But if you decided to make novelties or a set in the future with this theme (especially using pbt again!), I would likely have to instantly buy all of it.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 18:33:40 »
Anyway to get a cloud + sky render?

Sublegends + Icon Mods = :D!

Hi, please click "more" underneath where it says "Click Here for More Renders" in the render section of the IC.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Kavala - Vendors Announced
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 13:44:08 »
I really dig the greek sub-legends on the alt alphas!