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Offline fireworm

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[GB] KAM Ghost - CLOSED! Tallying final order
« on: Wed, 03 June 2020, 00:08:18 »

GroupBuy opens Friday June 5th, 2020:

Profile: KAM (uniprofile)
Material: Dyesub PBT, Matte

Product links:
- Novelkeys.xyz - US
- MyKeyboard.eu - Europe
- en.zFrontier.com - Asia | World
- zFrontier.com - China
- DailyClack.com - Australia / Oceania
- deskhero.ca - Canada
- QUAD-H - South Korea

TLDR: Cover TKL for $80.


GroupBuy:
Open: Friday, June 5th
Close: Friday, July 3rd
Ship: Jan 2021 (est.)

Prices:
MOQ: 24k (global)
NovelKeys.xyzMyKeyboard.EUen.zFrontier.comzFrontier.comdailyclack.comdeskhero.ca
Alphas - Normal$35EUR 39$35CNY 212$53$52
Alphas - St Croce$35EUR 39$35CNY 212$53$52
Mods - TKL$45EUR 50$45CNY 275$68$67
Mods - TKL Compat$22EUR 25$22CNY 135$33$33
Mods - Ergo Blanks$35EUR 39$35CNY 212$53$52
Mods - Ortho 40s$38EUR 42$38CNY 230$57$56
Novelty - Poetry$22EUR 25$22CNY 135$33$33
Novelty - Ire Poetry$22EUR 25$22CNY 135$33$33
Novelty - Ire Accent$14EUR 16$14CNY 85$21$21
Misc - Alt Frow$15EUR 17$15CNY 92$23$23
Misc - Blanks(Alpha color)$15EUR 17$15CNY 92$23$23
Misc - Blanks(MOD color)$15EUR 17$15CNY 92$23$23
Misc - Colverak $14EUR 16$14CNY 85$21$21
Misc - Numpad$25EUR 28$25CNY 152$38$37
Misc - Spacebars$18EUR 21$18CNY 109$27$27
Misc - Split Space$15EUR 17$15CNY 92$23$23
Misc - UK ISO$14EUR 16$14CNY 85$21$21


Story:
I noticed dark low contrast sets like Ninja, and Black-on-Black, and said, 'Hey, there's no low contrast white set to put on my Polycarb keyboard!'  Then I thought to myself 'What's low contrast and white?  ... A Ghost', and so the set was born.

Colors:
Generally, this is a low contrast set, but should still be legible.  The Modifiers Base color is very close to the color of the Alpha Legends.  Here is a test page you can print to roughly see.

Alpha Base: White / WS2
Alpha Legends: CMYK 2 0 0 15

Mod Base: Pantone 427c
Mod Legends: CMYK 3 3 0 27

Color Guidance:
BASE: These whites are slightly cool. Worst case they will be cooler (more blue), or more neutral.  They will not be warm (red / yellow). Contrast is a change of 15% Black (in CMYK) between alphas and mods, and their respective legends. I aim to keep this +- 3% Black (CMYK).

ACCENTS: These may have more variation, but should maintain the lightness and hue. The red text should be very saturated and darker.

Font: Normal Alphas provide the same clean font on the modifiers. St Croce Alphas offer a unique, stylized font for an alternate set of alphas.  This font has an optical illusion so legends appear fully formed, when in fact the thin parts entirely missing.  Both 'there' and 'not there', like a Ghost.  The font comes from the worn away Roman tablets in St Croce Church, Italy. 



Novelties:
'Word Poetry', is a game where there are bunch of words that you can order to make phrases.  KAM Ghost has two poetry kits that replace your alphas so you can create little messages from the Ghost (or to anyone overlooking):  Ire Poetry, and Poetry. Ire Poetry uses a grisly font and blood red color for a more horror-movie ghost. Poetry uses the clean font, but with more contrast than Alphas, and a few less aggressive words.

If word poetry isn't for you, the grisly font is also available in Ire Accent.


Renders:
Imgur Album: https://imgur.com/a/6hipm0f

Jane
Featuring St Croce Alphas and Accents:
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910:
Featuring Alphas, Poetry, and Ire Accent
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RAMA M60-A:
Featuring Alphas and Ire Poetry.
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Kit details:
Album: https://imgur.com/a/N3Q3T0z
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« Last Edit: Sat, 04 July 2020, 13:10:05 by fireworm »

Offline fireworm

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - Opening June 5th!
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 10:12:14 »
Reserved.

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - Opening TOMORROW!
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 14:17:50 »
Is the surface glossy or matte? I apologize in advance if this is in the OP somewhere. I couldn't really tell in the renders either?

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - Opening TOMORROW!
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 15:24:56 »
Is the surface glossy or matte? I apologize in advance if this is in the OP somewhere. I couldn't really tell in the renders either?

Material: Dyesub PBT, Matte  ;)

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE!
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 05 June 2020, 10:33:21 »
We are live!

Links in the main post will take to you to the vendors' product pages.

All vendors up!
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 June 2020, 14:05:34 by fireworm »

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE!
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 12:09:14 »
Slow, but steady progress to MOQ:

We are about 17% the way there: Every sale counts!

   Alpha - Normal       13   
   Alpha - St Croce       11   
   TKL      14   
   TKL Compat      4   
   Ortho 40s      9   
   Ergo Blanks       2   
   Alt Frow      2   
   Numpad      2   
   UK ISO      1   
   Split Space      4   
   Poetry       5   
   Ire Poetry       5   
   Ire Accent      2   
   Spacebars      2   
   Blanks(Alpha color)      6   
   Blanks(MOD color)      6   
   Colverak Compat      3   
« Last Edit: Mon, 08 June 2020, 12:33:28 by fireworm »

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE!
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 15:42:27 »
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Slow, but steady progress to MOQ:

We are about 17% the way there: Every sale counts!

   Alpha - Normal       13   
   Alpha - St Croce       11   
   TKL      14   
   TKL Compat      4   
   Ortho 40s      9   
   Ergo Blanks       2   
   Alt Frow      2   
   Numpad      2   
   UK ISO      1   
   Split Space      4   
   Poetry       5   
   Ire Poetry       5   
   Ire Accent      2   
   Spacebars      2   
   Blanks(Alpha color)      6   
   Blanks(MOD color)      6   
   Colverak Compat      3   



Offline fireworm

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE!
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 12 June 2020, 14:13:41 »
More steady progress, but still a ways to go!

KAM Ghost is around 33% MOQ.

Please consider joining if you haven't.  :)

Alpha - Normal , 27
Alpha - St Croce , 21
TKL, 28
TKL Compat, 9
Ortho 40s, 17
Ergo Blanks , 4
Alt Frow, 3
Numpad, 4
UK ISO, 1
Split Space, 9
Poetry , 8
Ire Poetry , 9
Ire Accent, 4
Spacebars, 3
Blanks(Alpha color), 6
Blanks(MOD color), 9
Colverak Compat, 6

I'm happy to see both the St Croce font and word poetry (regardless of font) getting good numbers: St Croce Alphas are nearly 1:1 with Normal, and Poetry kits are attaching at 40% to Alpha kits.

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE!
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 12 June 2020, 15:43:06 »
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More steady progress, but still a ways to go!

KAM Ghost is around 33% MOQ.

Please consider joining if you haven't.  :)

Alpha - Normal , 27
Alpha - St Croce , 21
TKL, 28
TKL Compat, 9
Ortho 40s, 17
Ergo Blanks , 4
Alt Frow, 3
Numpad, 4
UK ISO, 1
Split Space, 9
Poetry , 8
Ire Poetry , 9
Ire Accent, 4
Spacebars, 3
Blanks(Alpha color), 6
Blanks(MOD color), 9
Colverak Compat, 6

I'm happy to see both the St Croce font and word poetry (regardless of font) getting good numbers: St Croce Alphas are nearly 1:1 with Normal, and Poetry kits are attaching at 40% to Alpha kits.




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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE!
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 10:54:55 »


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Offline fireworm

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE!
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 13:40:03 »
Stepping closer:

Now at: 40% of MOQ.

Alpha - Normal, 33
Alpha - St Croce, 25
TKL, 34
TKL Compat, 11
Ortho 40s, 18
Ergo Blanks , 4
Alt Frow, 3
Numpad, 8
UK ISO, 2
Split Space, 10
Poetry , 8
Ire Poetry , 14
Ire Accent, 6
Spacebars, 4
Blanks(Alpha color), 7
Blanks(MOD color), 11
Colverak Compat, 6

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE!
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 12:35:02 »
Graphs coming soon, but now 50% MOQ!

Halfway there!   :)

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE!
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 14:45:42 »

Halfway there!   :)




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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE! Halfway to MOQ!
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 20 June 2020, 11:46:06 »
Hey folks!

Good news:

Vendors are comfortable covering the remaining gap to MOQ, so I can say (finally!), KAM Ghost will get made!

Been a long road, so thanks for the continued support!

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE! Halfway to MOQ!
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 20 June 2020, 16:55:21 »
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Hey folks!

Good news:

Vendors are comfortable covering the remaining gap to MOQ, so I can say (finally!), KAM Ghost will get made!

Been a long road, so thanks for the continued support!




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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE! Halfway to MOQ!
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 20:30:25 »
Nice set, I need to join it before the GB ends!


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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE! Halfway to MOQ!
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 25 June 2020, 20:12:10 »


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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE! Halfway to MOQ!
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 09:08:00 »
Hope I'm not too late to the party! Just got three sets from this run. Really cool design, can't wait for them to be made so I can play around with the Ire poetry set!

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - $80 covers TKL - LIVE! Halfway to MOQ!
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 11:07:52 »
Last day to join!

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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - ALL KITS MADE - ENDS TODAY
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 19:05:35 »



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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - ALL KITS MADE - ENDS TODAY
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 02:32:12 »
Joined; both alpahs, single & split spacebars, & 2 40s kits!


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Re: [GB] KAM Ghost - CLOSED! Tallying final order
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 22:42:24 »
Final with extras