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FWIW this datasheet is not definitive: http://www.keycapsdirect.com/pdfs/SAFamily.pdf
SP really does have 1.25 R4 molds in semi-matte, which is why semi-matte was used for SA Retro.
Haha i read that but i forgot it as i was bussy with checking the availability of the keys. And in this case its obviously that Carbon must be made in semi matte.
If you want it made in glossy, it is worth contacting SP with a list of sizes and row profiles and asking if they have them in glossy, as you know that their data sheets are not definitive. I would only bother doing so once kits have been relatively finalized though.
I believe semi-matte is their most "complete" finish (they have the most molds in semi-matte), with matte being next (no 1.75x Row3, etc) and gloss last (lots of key sizes missing). So semi-matte is the one to go for. The only "missing" molds for semi-matte are the Row4 Shift keys.
About the novelties, I think the lambda (half-life) key should remain Row 3, but perhaps the top row carbon, GeekHack and MK ones should be Row 1 to match the base set?
Thank you for listening to us and taking our thoughts into consideration. Just keep in mind you can't please ALL the people, so please remember to make the set the way you really want if there's a request that doesn't match. The poeple posting here are just a small sample of those who'll buy the caps.
I for one am very happy with the way it is right now and will DEFINITELY be buying this set when it's available.
Semi-matte SA caps shine up pretty quickly, but IMHO they look amazing when they do: