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[GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - buried
« on: Mon, 20 August 2018, 14:52:46 »


Group buy is live now and running until the 12th of September. Group buy links:
EU: https://www.candykeys.com/product/gb-gmk-greek-olivetti/
NA: https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/frontpage/products/gmk-greek-olivetti-gb
Asia: https://en.zfrontier.com/products/gmk-olivetti


Greek Olivetti is a modern homage to the Cherry G81-3011 HBQ, also known as Olivetti KBD 2811 HBQ.  Olivetti boards made by Cherry are known and appreciated within the keyboard community for their rarity and unique blue on beige colour scheme. This board was produced in the late 80s for the Greek market and features a unique sublegend-style. As far as we know only one of these keyboards exists today which was discovered in 2015.

This remake made by GMK uses the original Cherry molds and features full-doubleshot legends, so no pad-printing is used in this set. This keyset is made with the same colours as GMK Blue Alert. The keys use the standard L9 and U9 beige colours, the legends and the accent keys use V4.

Small adjustments were made to modernize this keyset: the modifiers were upgraded to a classic icon mod style which we all already appreciated on GMK 9009. Also the sublegend on the W key was fixed. In the original set Cherry made a mistake and used the key which is not part of the Greek alphabet. This was corrected to the proper small final sigma ς. This key uses a new custom mold to assure a real greek look.

The base kit supports most popular custom layouts like winkeyless, 65%, 75%, true HHKB layout, 78 and 96 key layouts, 660 and 1800 boards. Also ISO-UK support is included. The space bar kit offers blank keys for the popular 2,25u 2,75u and 1,25u split space bar layout and blue accent space bars in 6,25u and 7u.

Base kit with fixed w legend:


Space bar kit:


Thanks for the support  :)
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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 20 August 2018, 15:40:19 »
Approved :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 20 August 2018, 15:53:08 »
Nice jumping on this one.  :cool:

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 20 August 2018, 15:59:39 »
IN!!

Stoked to see this one come to life  ;D
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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 20 August 2018, 18:50:39 »
So the MOQ on this should be 150 sets for base, and 100 for the spacebar kit, right?

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 20 August 2018, 21:10:59 »
really been looking forward to this one! in for a base kit!

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 21 August 2018, 00:34:30 »
So the MOQ on this should be 150 sets for base, and 100 for the spacebar kit, right?

You are right :)
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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 12:14:07 »
Small bump to get back onto the first page  :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 03 September 2018, 01:03:22 »
Any news on the numbers?

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 03 September 2018, 06:02:22 »
Here my numbers, along with some outdated numbers from the other proxies.

NovelKeys (Updated September 3)

Base - 8
Spacebar - 4

zFrontier (Updated August 27)

Base - 7
Spacebar - 5

CandyKeys

Base - 0
Spacebar - 0


I will be purchasing around 15 extras on the base kit. Typically zFrontier will have a similar number. Not sure on CandyKeys. But we definitely have a ways to go on this to hit MOQ.

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 03 September 2018, 13:28:57 »
Here my numbers, along with some outdated numbers from the other proxies.

NovelKeys (Updated September 3)

Base - 8
Spacebar - 4

zFrontier (Updated August 27)

Base - 7
Spacebar - 5

CandyKeys

Base - 0
Spacebar - 0


I will be purchasing around 15 extras on the base kit. Typically zFrontier will have a similar number. Not sure on CandyKeys. But we definitely have a ways to go on this to hit MOQ.
Wow, that is insanely low. How disappointing :(

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 13:22:54 »
Need 150, got 15
Don't look like this is gonna happen?  :(

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 14:56:36 »
I really would love this set to be made but seems like it will be a no go with such low numbers which is a shame. Too many other great GB GMK sets running concurrently now overshadowing this one.

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 07 September 2018, 00:36:24 »
That's a bummer. I was looking forward to getting a set.
Would there be bigger demand for just the Greeked alphas?
I could use multiples sets of blue and black letters to complement Blue Alerts and 9009s.

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 23 September 2018, 12:25:45 »
So sad that this got cancelled. Any chance it'll come back to try again for MOQ?

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 23 September 2018, 15:10:22 »
So sad that this got cancelled. Any chance it'll come back to try again for MOQ?
I second would have loved this to hit MOQ.

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 29 September 2018, 21:42:55 »
Is this GB cancelled?
I'd like to buy it at zfrontier if it hasn't been canceled yet.

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 29 September 2018, 21:45:36 »
Is this GB cancelled?
I'd like to buy it at zfrontier if it hasn't been canceled yet.

Yes it has been cancelled.

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 29 September 2018, 22:51:48 »
Is this GB cancelled?
I'd like to buy it at zfrontier if it hasn't been canceled yet.

Yes it has been cancelled.

I'm really sad.  :(

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 30 September 2018, 02:28:30 »
Me too. Maybe this could be redone in a SAQ style set in beige.
Is this GB cancelled?
I'd like to buy it at zfrontier if it hasn't been canceled yet.

Yes it has been cancelled.

I'm really sad.  :(

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 30 September 2018, 07:14:00 »
I sincerely hope so.  :thumb:

Me too. Maybe this could be redone in a SAQ style set in beige.
Is this GB cancelled?
I'd like to buy it at zfrontier if it hasn't been canceled yet.

Yes it has been cancelled.

I'm really sad.  :(

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 07:28:59 »
Is there a chance for this set to return one day? I believe converting to ePBT is the way to go at this point, but I'd be on board either way  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 07:40:31 »
I advise that this set be done in beige and without the extra legends.

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 07:44:05 »
I advise that this set be done in beige and without the extra legends.

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I'd love to keep the blue colors intact, but with greek alphas the same as G81-3090SAQ



If beige, i'd consider just buying the greek alphas as a separate kit. If using these alphas there are like 12 keys with MOQ 100?
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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 07:47:06 »
I advise that this set be done in beige and without the extra legends.

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I'd love to keep the blue colors intact, but with greek alphas the same as G81-3090SAQ

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If beige, i'd consider just buying the greek alphas as a separate kit. If using these alphas there are like 12 keys with MOQ 100?
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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 08:19:25 »
I advise that this set be done in beige and without the extra legends.

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I'd love to keep the blue colors intact, but with greek alphas the same as G81-3090SAQ

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If beige, i'd consider just buying the greek alphas as a separate kit. If using these alphas there are like 12 keys with MOQ 100?
Yes.

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Yes like a million times.  Don't care whether it is black or blue.  Maybe both!

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 08:23:43 »
I advise that this set be done in beige and without the extra legends.

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I'd love to keep the blue colors intact, but with greek alphas the same as G81-3090SAQ

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If beige, i'd consider just buying the greek alphas as a separate kit. If using these alphas there are like 12 keys with MOQ 100?
Yes.

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Yes like a million times.  Don't care whether it is black or blue.  Maybe both!

So the funny thing is that GMK already has the molds for what looks like OG Cherry Greek.... because they inherited the doubleshot molds from Cherry.

We NEED a beige doubleshot set with them!

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Re: [GB] GMK Greek Olivetti - live until 12th of September
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 05:18:53 »
I advise that this set be done in beige and without the extra legends.

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I'd love to keep the blue colors intact, but with greek alphas the same as G81-3090SAQ

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If beige, i'd consider just buying the greek alphas as a separate kit. If using these alphas there are like 12 keys with MOQ 100?

When doing this set I had several options and I was spending quite some time to decide whether to use the busy alphas or not and whether to use beige or olivetti. I personally like all combinations but went with the very busy style cause it's a very unique look. I don't know whether there were just too many keysets available at the time (like 4 other gmk sets and also vintage colourways) or if it was about the chosen legends or the olivetti colours (which were always a niche market tbh).

When I considered to use the same legends as the SAQ board (they also exist as doubleshots and gmk should have the molds) you could either way choose an accent kit with 12 (or 13 if you want a sublegend on the ;: key, I think this is only used on the doubleshot version and not dyesub) or a full gmk set. With Gmk 9009 shipping just few weeks before designing this set I didn't see any market at all for an "even more boring beige set" which wouldn't have any coloured accent keys and with add on kits you need enough people that wanna modify their sets (which also kinda not fits the minimalistic 9009 scheme). Also this legend style was featured in the Hammer BSP drop where many people who were interested in these legends got a set. This group buy hasn't been delivered so far but I guess there is a chance that it'll come back if the new keycap profile by Hammer will turn out nicely.

When going for a 12-key add on kit you would probably pay something like 15 at 150 moq (I never asked for a quote, this is just an estimation). Selling 150 sets as a group buy is not easy and I don't feel like doing that by myself currently. And investing something between 2000-3000 for an add on kit to sell it as an "in stock item" is nothing that I can currently do. I don't have any plans to bring this idea back alive this year but we never know how this hobby will develop and what the future will bring.