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Offline JPoc

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SA Espresso


A keycap set inspired by the rich colors of an espresso, from the dark brown of coffee beans to the caramel-like layer of crema that rises to the top of a perfect shot.






Update 3 (September 16) - Novelties | Vendors | Updated Kits  -



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J-02 by Proto[Typist] Keyboards



Haus by Hand Engineering


Colors


I will be getting SP ABS color chips soon, the shipping to my country has taken a lot longer than expected so I have only been able to color match the custom colors for now. Once I match all of them I will update this!


Deskmat




Deskmat colors might change a bit after color matching is finished.


Vendors

US: Kono
EU: MyKeyboard
OC: DailyClack
Asia: zFrontier
CA: TBA


To-Do
  • Finish color matching
  • Collaborations
  • Get in contact with vendors
  • Make more renders
  • Modify the set / add more options based on feedback
  • Possible novelties and deskmats






Huge thanks to the Keycap Designers discord and r/keycapdesigners for all the great feedback. This is my first set, so all the help was crucial.
Special thanks to thatkoaladoe, shota_irl, NoPunIn10Did and Swishy, and also to konstantin for the very detailed advice on the kits.



Updates
  • 8/23/2020 - Moved the alphas out of base and ortho kits. Improved compatibility for many layouts, added NorDe and Ergo kits.
  • 9/16/2020 - Added novelties, deskmat and vendors. Updated kits to improve support and reduce unnecessary keys.

« Last Edit: Thu, 17 September 2020, 15:10:03 by JPoc »

Offline VXQN

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 11:16:14 »
Love the colours, I just wish it was DSA and not SA. GLWIC!

Offline Lizcuits

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 11:20:51 »
I like this a lot! I do have a few suggestions though:

  • Add a novelties kit (I'm sure you already are working on this)
  • Consider adding a few cream-colored keys as accents either into the base kit or novelties
  • Consider icon mods, they help it look less generic. Bonus points if you design them yourself!
  • Consider a custom font, not sure how easy this is for SA but if it's possible it'd give it a ton more personality
  • I would personally tone down the orange just a bit.  It feels too saturated to me.
  • I'd also prefer a profile other than SA, but you should do what you want!

For deskmats I'd love a simple "coffee liquid" plain design that looks like you're "underwater" in coffee. Think something like GMK Grape Soda's mats but with a bit more elegance to it... Just an idea!
« Last Edit: Wed, 19 August 2020, 11:23:15 by Lizcuits »

Offline TheMartes

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 11:34:50 »
I love this, I would also love DSA profile over the SA but it doesn't matter that much really.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 11:38:27 »
NB4 it's a gradient Chocolatier


Regardless, I do like seeing more SA sets

Offline mudcakehoney

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 11:59:13 »
I'm a big fan of this. SA Chocolatier is my all time favourite SA set and this compliments it nicely. I think since you've already added the 1.75u Shift to the base you should also add the R4 Fn key to make it compatible with 65% boards, otherwise theres almost no point having the short shift at all as you'd still be missing a key, adding one key to base will get alot more buyers than removing the short dhift and putting in the non standard imo.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 12:11:50 »
i LOOOOOOOOVE this. espresso is my go to and the subtle gradient is just so swell, such an awesome theme and really great execution. definitely following, and would love to pick up an ortho kit
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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 12:16:19 »
This is pure gold, LOVE IT 🙌 ♥️

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 12:20:00 »
One of the few gradient sets to look fairly good. You've certainly captured the essence of an espresso. Good job! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 12:42:01 »
in love with this, glwic!!

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 12:45:09 »
Sign me up for a spot already

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 12:53:31 »
This is one of the more unique yet simple sets I've seen. Eyeing this closely.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 13:14:28 »
Not a fan of the how the profile looks, but this set really makes me wanna try it out  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 13:17:23 »
this is very lovely

Offline croatoanlp

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 13:30:42 »
So tasty....

Offline stevenopoly

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 13:49:51 »
so good. I wish it was Cherry profile  :(

Offline Hell-es

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 13:53:34 »
Looks nice , reminds me more of caramel ;)

Offline jdecker

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 13:56:47 »
reminds me more of a chocolate caramel bar but still looks tasty nonetheless

Offline JPoc

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 14:54:10 »
Lots of great feedback so far! Super excited about it.

I think since you've already added the 1.75u Shift to the base you should also add the R4 Fn key to make it compatible with 65% boards, otherwise theres almost no point having the short shift at all as you'd still be missing a key, adding one key to base will get alot more buyers than removing the short dhift and putting in the non standard imo.

This will be the next thing I fix, as a lot of people agree with you. Thanks for the input!



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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 15:54:12 »
IN, simple as that.  Thank you for UK ISO and the great colour scheme.  I love my Chocolate sets and this is a nice take on it.  I would search out a board specifically for this set, in fact I think my white BEAR will love it.
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Offline NotFai

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 16:08:22 »
Not the biggest fan of SA, but I definitely am a fan of what you have so far and am excited to see further developments. Good luck  :thumb:

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 17:56:08 »
I saw this first on my phone and liked it, and then just saw again on my most color accurate monitor and liked it even better. Hope to see this move along.

Offline Owl

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 18:17:05 »
Colors are absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately I am not on the SA train myself but this is still a banger.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 18:21:22 »
While I commented on the Reddit thread that this was similar to SA Chocolatier I am thinking more and more that this stands out enough with the gradient alphas. And generally, while Im not a gradient fan, this is really well done.

My suggestion would be to split the alphas out of the ortho and tkl kits. This has the potential to allow for a higher alphas MOQ and therefore lower prices and more flexibility.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 18:58:09 »
this might just be my first SA set!

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 20:18:13 »
Need some nov kit:D :D :D. Definitely in.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 22:46:34 »
Really pretty. Makes me sad my 40% cant make full use of vertical gradients.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 23:55:25 »
Depending on how this develops, it can really see myself getting into this :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 21 August 2020, 10:43:28 »
i keep coming back to look at this! The colors are just so smooth!!!   :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 21 August 2020, 11:47:30 »
Yes. Just yes. I've been eyeing this forum for months now for an aesthetic SA keycap set and damn.. This is the one.
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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 21 August 2020, 22:03:54 »
First time posting here, but this, this is amazing.  I am very interested!

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 22 August 2020, 06:41:24 »
Woooooooooooow, what colors!  BEAUTIFUL!!!
and I thought nobody is gonna come up with nice SA set anymore...
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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 22 August 2020, 17:53:08 »
Lovely. Mornings would be so mellow with these.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 22 August 2020, 23:51:03 »
God, that mix of those dark and rich browns with those almost golden keys is a heavenly combo, (I also love coffee, so this one strikes a chord with me)

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 03:01:33 »
I hope SP will be able to reproduce those colors accurately.
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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 15:17:54 »
Hey everyone, huge thanks for all the support on the first days of the interest check!
I got lots of feedback, and after going through it I decided to take the advice of cijanzen, and split the alphas out of the base and ortho kit, looking at sets like SA Skyriter and SA Godspeed as reference. This should make the set more flexible and give you support for many layouts. I also improved Ortho and 40s support, and added NorDe and Ergo kits.

Also received lots of ideas for novelties and deskmats, will start to work on that.
Hopefully you will like these changes. Be sure to let me know in the new form if you're interested: https://forms.gle/UnisnB8cs5cxnAcx8

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 22:02:44 »
Neat idea with the ergo kit dark brown alphas

My TKL / split self is good with all this too.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 15:37:28 »
I bet this would look nutty on black cases. But unless there are more renders to come, I'd never really know. 👀

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 19:35:58 »
I like this a lot and definitely will love to see the novelties. SA is not my favorite profile and that introduces a bit of decision for me. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 11:38:26 »
I like this a lot and definitely will love to see the novelties. SA is not my favorite profile and that introduces a bit of decision for me. :thumb:

Alas, if this goes through, maybe the colorway can be taken to other profiles as well?

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 14:08:10 »
Loving the updates, I am buying everything in this set.  Have you had any cool retro deskmat ideas.  The colours are pure 1970 retro baby.
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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 14:27:18 »
This looks great! Love the addition of a NorDe kit. Hoping that ISO Enter and 1.25u shift gets added to the NorDe kit, so NorDe users don't have to buy the UK kit also for 2 modifier Keys:)

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 14:41:30 »
This looks great! Love the addition of a NorDe kit. Hoping that ISO Enter and 1.25u shift gets added to the NorDe kit, so NorDe users don't have to buy the UK kit also for 2 modifier Keys:)
Thanks! I will consider it

I like this a lot and definitely will love to see the novelties. SA is not my favorite profile and that introduces a bit of decision for me. :thumb:

Alas, if this goes through, maybe the colorway can be taken to other profiles as well?

I would love to take this to other profiles in the future if people wanted it.

Loving the updates, I am buying everything in this set.  Have you had any cool retro deskmat ideas.  The colours are pure 1970 retro baby.

Very glad to hear that! Yeah I'm playing with a couple of ideas, one that might be kinda retro, but still lots of work to do.
« Last Edit: Tue, 25 August 2020, 14:44:40 by JPoc »

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 14:49:15 »
still lots of work to do.

what is your rough ETA to a GB? 2021?

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 14:57:15 »
I like the colors quite a bit.  I agree that 'cream' accents could be a nice addition.  Not sure on SA Profile, I have a set coming to try it out.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 15:01:32 »
This looks great! Love the addition of a NorDe kit. Hoping that ISO Enter and 1.25u shift gets added to the NorDe kit, so NorDe users don't have to buy the UK kit also for 2 modifier Keys:)
Thanks! I will consider it

Thanks, keep up the good work!

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 15:20:10 »
still lots of work to do.

what is your rough ETA to a GB? 2021?

I want to spend a few months improving what I have and adding more stuff, so 2021 seems likely. Nothing certain tho.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 16:55:43 »
Would it be possible to split Specialty from TKL? Or they need to be together?

EDIT: naaah, maybe it should be there...
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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 22:01:03 »
still lots of work to do.

what is your rough ETA to a GB? 2021?

I want to spend a few months improving what I have and adding more stuff, so 2021 seems likely. Nothing certain tho.

Good luck man. I've decided I wanted to throw money at this set when it's ready.

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Re: [IC] SA Espresso - Update 2 (23/8) - New kits
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 06:42:19 »
Love it, take my money!
I like SA