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« on: Mon, 26 September 2011, 18:26:41 »
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There's been talk in the past of doing a full-set dyesub group buy, but it never got off the ground. I'm curious if we can change that.

So here's the deal: the set is one full 87-key set of PBT dye sublimated keycaps, spaced to match a Filco (Combined Filco/Leopold-compatible spacebar). Black Helvetica font on a blue keycap. Keycaps are from the "DCS" family, in which thickness varies from 0.033" to 0.040". I want to keep this group buy as simple as possible, so suggestions to deviate from this plan will not be accepted (of course, you are welcome to start your own group buy).

Here's a photo of the shades of blue that SP can do for PBT keycaps. We will use the last one on the bottom (BCT). The spacebar will be matched as closely with this color as possible in ABS.

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Updated pricing:
30 sets - $96.58 / set

Shipping Prices:
US: $6
Canada: $8
EU: $10
Asia & Oceania: $15
Additional Sublimation Setup fee: $2/set

Here's the "Who's In" List:
keyboardlover - 1 (USA) ME *1 backspace
reaper - 1 (USA) SHIPPED
dorkvader - 1 (USA) *1 backspace SHIPPED
Laggy-gaga - 2 (Australia) SHIPPED
guilleguillaume - 1 (Spain) SHIPPED
gimpster - 1 (USA) *1 backspace SHIPPED
xmrxkrazy - 1 (USA) SHIPPED
Kraise - 1 (Canada) SHIPPED
xbb - 1 (Italy) SHIPPED
Khenra - 1 (Netherlands) SHIPPED
demik - 1 (USA) SHIPPED
MrPhil - 1 (New Zealand) *1 backspace SHIPPED
lal - 1 (Germany) SHIPPED
Jam - 1 (USA) SHIPPED
jpm804 - 1 (USA) SHIPPED
tanookie - 1 (Canada) SHIPPED
biochem - 1 (USA) *1 backspace SHIPPED
slueth - 1 (USA) *1 backspace SHIPPED
Kisakuku - 1 (USA) *1 backspace SHIPPED
soulfree914 - 2 (South Korea) SHIPPED *1 backspace
Autolyze - 1 (USA) SHIPPED
Zoop - 1 (Canada) *1 backspace SHIPPED

And of course, our good samaritan:
Bongoojingie - 6 (USA) *2 backspace SHIPPED

Total: 30
[strike]New buyer sets available: 4[/strike]

IMPORTANT:
To place your order, please PM me your GH username, country/location and order quantity.
I will reply to you with your total and my PayPal email address.
In the paypal transaction, please include your full name, address and GH username. Please DO NOT send as a gift payment!
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Also, this set WILL include a combined Filco/Leopold-compatible spacebar.

Here's are artist's renderings from SP to give you an idea of what they'll look like (Color WILL be different though!)

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***UPDATE***
Production photos are here! Obviously only the blue ones are for this group buy =)
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***UPDATE***
THEY CAMEEEEEEE





Please PM me if your set has a Backspace with non-straight lettering!
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« Reply #1 on: Mon, 26 September 2011, 21:13:38 »
I'm in for 1 x 87-key set please..
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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 26 September 2011, 22:17:58 »
I hope to have a sample image for reference soon...

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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 26 September 2011, 22:22:31 »
What color blue? Like a light blue or a darker one?

Helvetica is a hipster font, but that'd make it awesome. XD
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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 26 September 2011, 22:25:49 »
So SP can finally do dye sub keys?  Cool.  I am interested.  I would wait to get to 100 sets though.

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 26 September 2011, 23:01:40 »
It just didn't gather enough people to take off in the previous attempts. We'll see how this one goes.

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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 26 September 2011, 23:54:26 »
Put me on the list if it reaches 50! the difference from 30 to 50 is huge compared to 50 to 100.

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« Reply #7 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 02:03:05 »
Am I correct in assuming these are Dry-sublimated PBT keycaps?
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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 06:35:39 »
Quote from: Ragnorock
What color blue? Like a light blue or a darker one?

Helvetica is a hipster font, but that'd make it awesome. XD


Darker.

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Am I correct in assuming these are Dry-sublimated PBT keycaps?


If that is a different name for Dye-sublimated PBT keycaps, then yes. Lol.

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« Reply #9 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 07:43:04 »
I will be in for 2 sets
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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 08:47:35 »
oh yeah, absolutely in, I dont mind the price
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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 10:10:38 »
In for one most likely - would need pics though.

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« Reply #12 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 10:18:24 »
In for one as well when hit 50 orders

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« Reply #13 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 11:10:20 »
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« Reply #14 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 12:01:55 »
ooooh... do want.  But I can't commit yet, too much $$ unless I sell some doubleshots.  I think I really would rather have dyesubs.

Are all 104 keycaps going to be blue then?

Edit: based on comments in the moogle kit thread, you might be able to have SP do a 4-post (both Filco and Cherry compatible) spacebar for the same price or not that much more, but sadly they apparently don't have a mold for a 6-post (Filco, Cherry, and Leopold compatible) spacebar which would be awesome.
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« Reply #15 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 13:30:31 »
We need people to say "Yes, I'm interested". If everybody say they're interested only when this reach XXX sets then we'll never reach the amount of sets needed because nobody would be in LOL

I'm interested and I will be in for :first: set even if we are only 30 people.


Just to compate Keyboardlover here you have a pic of Blue Topre keycap near the Light Blue from ROUND 3


What dou you think about including a Custom SVG keycap aside of the lettering for this Set?
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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 15:15:11 »
Im in for one set.

If I could be a different color... I hate the  blue

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« Reply #17 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 18:00:03 »
Oh... yeah what shade of blue are we talking here? Light blue isn't really my taste.
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« Reply #18 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 18:16:30 »
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Oh... yeah what shade of blue are we talking here? Light blue isn't really my taste.

 
Fairly dark. Can you do my svg? =)

I can send you an image of the blue shades that SP can do.

Edit: OP has been updated with color info.  (Or "colour" if you're English).
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« Reply #19 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 19:00:07 »
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We need people to say "Yes, I'm interested". If everybody say they're interested only when this reach XXX sets then we'll never reach the amount of sets needed because nobody would be in LOL

I'm interested and I will be in for :first: set even if we are only 30 people.

What dou you think about including a Custom SVG keycap aside of the lettering for this Set?


So far we have 11 in, but most of them are "if we reach x". I'm thinking if we can't reach 30 this might get canceled.

I'm thinking since the price is already fairly high, a custom dyesub keycap might be better as a separate group buy (like what they're doing in the Portal keycaps thread).

Btw, 87-key sets are a bit cheaper:
30 sets          $95.67 / set
50 sets          $83.36 / set
100 sets        $79.26 / set

(Not including shipping). If everyone would would rather an 87-key set, I'd have no problem switching to that.
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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 19:25:50 »
I am up (down?) for a 87-key set.

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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 19:46:26 »
You probably want to contact the Koreans too to see if you can get more orders.

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« Reply #22 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 22:08:59 »
I think Ragnorock is real busy with his other group buy already (Portal key set).

I think most of us are going to be in for the 87 key set, yes? =]

Quote from: keyboardlover;422339
Fairly dark. Can you do my svg? =)

I can send you an image of the blue shades that SP can do.

Edit: OP has been updated with color info.  (Or "colour" if you're English).

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« Reply #23 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 22:43:21 »
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If that is a different name for Dye-sublimated PBT keycaps, then yes. Lol.

Sorry, I didn't see anything about sublimation in the post, but I was super tired then.

Thanks for the picture. I'm somewhat interested, especially as that already batches the A-Z keys I already have on my keyboard.

and by interested, I really mean that I'd like a 33 key set (for A-Z, punctuation, etc.), but 87-key is still cool.
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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 23:10:04 »
I think that's 14 in so far. And I think we will go with the 87-key set since the price difference is pretty big.

I was able to make a "rough" image myself to send to SP. They said it's enough to go off of.

Will provide updates once they update me.

I think we need at least 30 people in. Haven't decided on a cap yet.
Also, I may ask for help for shipping outside of North America.
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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 23:16:30 »
Also, one of the nice things about PBT dyesubs from SP is that there's no sorting fee, unlike with the doubleshots.

They will come pre-sorted. Less work for me!

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« Reply #26 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 23:16:54 »
Should loop in soulfree.  He is the gateway to the Korean keyboard community.  I think he bought a bunch of the RGB keycaps last time.  KL, would you mind listing out the buyers on the first post?  Thanks.

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 23:23:04 »
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Should loop in soulfree.  He is the gateway to the Korean keyboard community.  I think he bought a bunch of the RGB keycaps last time.  KL, would you mind listing out the buyers on the first post?  Thanks.


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« Reply #28 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 23:24:26 »
I'm down for an 87-key set. Definitely prefer the darker side of blue, the darker the better IMO. Also, do you know if they can make a spacebar that will fit the Leopold? If not, I may have to swap out my Leopold for a Filco...
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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 23:26:59 »
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I'm down for an 87-key set. Definitely prefer the darker side of blue, the darker the better IMO. Also, do you know if they can make a spacebar that will fit the Leopold? If not, I may have to swap out my Leopold for a Filco...


Thanks, and added. I'll check about the spacebar.

Edit: sorry, can't do a Leopold spacebar.

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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 27 September 2011, 23:44:59 »
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Should loop in soulfree.  He is the gateway to the Korean keyboard community.  I think he bought a bunch of the RGB keycaps last time.  KL, would you mind listing out the buyers on the first post?  Thanks.

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 00:06:29 »
Lol. Good thing I just bought a Filco. I like the bottom or the second to top colors, they look the darkest and most neutral blue. I'll mull it over tonight, but that many svgs are going to take some time and effort if you know what I mean. Bribery helps, I certainly can't justify spending $100 on keycaps to my gf. ;)
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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 00:27:37 »
Interested.

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« Reply #33 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 01:00:13 »
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Lol. Good thing I just bought a Filco. I like the bottom or the second to top colors, they look the darkest and most neutral blue. I'll mull it over tonight, but that many svgs are going to take some time and effort if you know what I mean. Bribery helps, I certainly can't justify spending $100 on keycaps to my gf. ;)


I think I'm going to be ok on the svg after all...SP said they could use the very basic image I sent them.

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Interested.


I put you down for one set.

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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 04:37:25 »
Lol, awesome. That saves me from that potential argument. Gf was not exactly jumping for joy when I explained to her how good a deal an $80 Filco MJ2 Tkl was... and she lol'd at me when I told her how much this set of keycaps is. She thinks you all have too much money to blow. I mean it is my money, but I do have other considerations to make, and other things I want on my list more than these. A RF 45g 87U for example. :D
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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 06:15:29 »
Yeah, I'm definitely in. Even though I just bought engraved PBT caps.

Those are the three blues I like in order of preference. :)
EDIT - Wait, I thought we were gonna do black keys with blue lettering. If not, I'm out.
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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 06:44:19 »
Updated the OP and removed you.

Please note that black keycaps cannot be sublimated.

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« Reply #37 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 07:26:33 »
No 104 now?

Have to pass then.
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« Reply #38 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 07:49:40 »
\KL I'm located in Europe, Spain not in USA. I hope this is not a problem :peace:

If we change to 87 set I'm Ok.

This set will look super cool on the blue 104 Filco!

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« Reply #39 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 08:11:29 »
Hehe ok, updated.

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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 09:31:09 »
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No 104 now?

Have to pass then.

Sorry, but ultimately I think 87-key is better. It's cheaper, simpler, better for folks with tenkeyless, etc. Plus if you have a full size board, you could always put different keycaps on your numpad.

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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 10:45:17 »
I'm interested in just one of the 87 key set. Located in Canada.
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« Reply #42 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 11:22:28 »
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I'm interested in just one of the 87 key set. Located in Canada.

Added.

I've requested SP to send us an image of what the keycaps will look like, before they begin. It's a $35 charge. If anyone would like to help me partially pay this, pm me =)

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« Reply #43 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 11:40:28 »
I am in australia~~ :) i will be up for 1 87 keys will be better :) let me know about the shipping cost hope its not too much

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« Reply #44 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 11:46:38 »
Updated, thanks.

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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 14:14:17 »
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Added.

I've requested SP to send us an image of what the keycaps will look like, before they begin. It's a $35 charge. If anyone would like to help me partially pay this, pm me =)

You got a PM about that.

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« Reply #46 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 14:31:06 »
sadly, if this is going to be 87 keys only, I'm definitely out (as opposed to just "probably out") I don't have any tenkeyless boards...
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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 16:28:18 »
hoping to see a sample image. assuming the letter is similar to filco, i am in. (USA)

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 16:41:39 »
im out too if it is tenkeyless
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SP Cherry MX 87-key Dyesub Group Buy ***ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED***
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 17:02:40 »
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Lol, sorry: East coast, USA.

What's with all the 104 only people "out"?  I'm gonna love this on my WASD next to my completely different looking ABS laser-engraved numpad. It'll look good, I think.

Ah well.
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