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GMK BLANK CHECK
« on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 00:15:26 »
I'm not saying I'm gonna run this but...

Would anyone be interested in a full-blank GMK 9009/beige set?
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update 27 sept: this group buy will be run by Brazzers since I don't really have the means to at this time. more details to come once the final quote from gmk arrives.

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update 26 sept: quote request has been submitted to GMK. we'll see.

update 21 sept 2017 - gmk is generating renders for the layout above. how bout dat


Color ideas right now:
-Solid 1 color light pink with a couple of accent keys (space, enter, esc)


GMK 3C, accents 3A. GMK doesn't really have a light pink. I honestly think this color is pretty cool but I am curious if people are into it.

-9009ish:

This requires a number of additional "expensive" keys such as ISO enter and extra spaces. Thoughts?

layout considerations: if we run a solid color (not counting accents), what is the least number of keys per row to have as close to universal layout coverage? what should we choose to exclude?
LAYOUT IDEA- Thank you xondat

This would cover moooooost (moist) 60-TKL and a handful of 40% too. The pink caps are the TKL caps and xondat and I were discussing whether this should be a TKL set or a 60/65% set. ISO is also negotiable. Thoughts?
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 00:36:26 »
Yes.


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Re: GMK BLANK
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 06:53:38 »
Honest suggestion, why not a JTK blank? That should cost much less than GMK and the overall quality is good enough.
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 07:28:33 »
GMK's good for double shot. Does an expensive blank from GMK worth? There are other good alternatives for it. Gateron's, ePBT, IMSTO's. Same profile in a more suitable material for blank keys.

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 10:40:41 »
No. Pointless to pay that much for blanks imo.
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 13:15:04 »
please smother me in suggestions for things that are not GMK BLANK
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 13:31:30 »
If you want nice thick abs blanks with custom colors, go with jtk for a better price. If you want pbt, there's already a million available.
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 13:33:58 »
If you want nice thick abs blanks with custom colors, go with jtk for a better price. If you want pbt, there's already a million available.

but those aren't gmk
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 13:35:16 »
gmk black on black pls

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 13:38:14 »
No. Pointless to pay that much for blanks imo.

How much?

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 13:39:28 »
gmk black on black pls

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 14:16:49 »
If you want nice thick abs blanks with custom colors, go with jtk for a better price. If you want pbt, there's already a million available.

but those aren't gmk

Who cares. Gmk has nice sharp and fairly consistent legends, as well as the ability to generate new molds quickly and match custom colors well. If you're doing blanks then none of that matters so why pay a premium for something just based on a name. You aren't going to tell a difference between jtk and gmk blanks
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 14:19:22 »
If you want nice thick abs blanks with custom colors, go with jtk for a better price. If you want pbt, there's already a million available.

but those aren't gmk

Who cares. Gmk has nice sharp and fairly consistent legends, as well as the ability to generate new molds quickly and match custom colors well. If you're doing blanks then none of that matters so why pay a premium for something just based on a name. You aren't going to tell a difference between jtk and gmk blanks

i don't think you understand what's going on here
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 15:07:56 »
I feel that gmk blanks are a good idea.

I've already considered this idea some months ago, when I asked about the pricing of gmk alphas, and I've seen that blanks are 30% cheaper than a doubleshot set. Considering that in a blank set you need fewer keys, because legends are not a problem anymore, for example g80-1800 layout requires fewer additional keys

a blank set is 30%-40% cheaper
, so a complete set that can cover all layouts will cost less than 80 USD.

I think that people could also welcome addons made of 10 keys (for example a copule for each row), in that way you can have replacements, or simply a chance for customization, since a little bit of color can act like a "homing key", helping you to find the correct keycap.

The only problem that I have when touch typing, is with the number row... I'll need some homing bars there :-)
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 18:29:09 »
Honest suggestion, why not a JTK blank? That should cost much less than GMK and the overall quality is good enough.
I would love this to be honest. I can't really spend much more on keyboards this year, but if someone ran this in the future I would probably be in for it.

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 18:31:42 »
I don't know what there is to understand. Thick abs is thick abs. Jtk would probably be $30 and no one would give a **** that it's not gmk.
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 12 September 2017, 18:34:07 »
I don't know what there is to understand. Thick abs is thick abs. Jtk would probably be $30 and no one would give a **** that it's not gmk.

But it's not GMK.
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 00:51:38 »
      For gmk blanks, MOQ is 75 (for doubleshots is 150).     
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 11:37:56 »
I don't know what there is to understand. Thick abs is thick abs. Jtk would probably be $30 and no one would give a **** that it's not gmk.

But it's not GMK.
So you are saying you would pay triple the price just so you can say your blanks are made by GMK. I'm all for spending 120$+ rather than 40$ if that gives me better legend quality and superior compatability.
But today you can buy a set of EnjoyPBT blanks in cherry profile for 40$ , removing one of the advantages (as EPBT still lacks GMK's level of compatibility). GMK Mondrian is an example of this.A 69 kit with blanks and only ortholinear support. No wonder it almost didn't meet MOQ.
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 12:25:30 »
if you guys don't want it get the hell out of this thread how hard is that to understand? it's an interest check, "No" will suffice lmao let sth do whatever the **** he wants
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 12:53:47 »
if you guys don't want it get the hell out of this thread how hard is that to understand? it's an interest check, "No" will suffice lmao let sth do whatever the **** he wants
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 13:15:00 »
FUQ BARS, GEMME DEM SCOOPS

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 13:19:23 »
GNK blanks would be hot. What colour/s are you thinking?

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 13:19:44 »
yes 

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 13:21:33 »
if you guys don't want it get the hell out of this thread how hard is that to understand? it's an interest check, "No" will suffice lmao let sth do whatever the **** he wants

Disagree.  Interest check it to both gauge interest and take community feedback into account to improve your offering.  If a ton of people say they want abs blanks, but don't want to pay GMK prices, then that's valuable feedback and perhaps the IC should be adjusted accordingly.
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 13:36:26 »
sth. you should try to get scooped bump homing keys also...

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 13:51:05 »
if you guys don't want it get the hell out of this thread how hard is that to understand? it's an interest check, "No" will suffice lmao let sth do whatever the **** he wants

Disagree.  Interest check it to both gauge interest and take community feedback into account to improve your offering.  If a ton of people say they want abs blanks, but don't want to pay GMK prices, then that's valuable feedback and perhaps the IC should be adjusted accordingly.

GMK

Not JTK, not IMSTO, nor EPBT. I am sure op values your opinion but afaik the IC is on GMK and not the alternatives to GMK?

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 13:54:46 »
this set seems :fire: already - im in
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 13:57:00 »
As a wise man once said

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 14:15:04 »
if you guys don't want it get the hell out of this thread how hard is that to understand? it's an interest check, "No" will suffice lmao let sth do whatever the **** he wants

Disagree.  Interest check it to both gauge interest and take community feedback into account to improve your offering.  If a ton of people say they want abs blanks, but don't want to pay GMK prices, then that's valuable feedback and perhaps the IC should be adjusted accordingly.

yes and you have given your feedback and sth clearly still wants to run GMK

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 14:18:38 »
if you guys don't want it get the hell out of this thread how hard is that to understand? it's an interest check, "No" will suffice lmao let sth do whatever the **** he wants

Disagree.  Interest check it to both gauge interest and take community feedback into account to improve your offering.  If a ton of people say they want abs blanks, but don't want to pay GMK prices, then that's valuable feedback and perhaps the IC should be adjusted accordingly.

Sth wants to do GMK Blanks... The feedback should be colors and layout, not a separate thing all together.

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 14:36:50 »
xondat had a good idea and that good idea is that we do a full light pink blank set. i think a couple of accent keys would be nice, like mint green or light blue. thoughts?
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:04:45 »
I'd be down for JTK or GMK blank white & beige, but probably nothing pastel.

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:08:37 »
I'd be down for JTK or GMK blank white & beige, but probably nothing pastel.

noted! for the sake of discussion, how do you feel about blank dolch?
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:10:24 »
I want blank doubleshots
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:16:22 »
I want blank doubleshots

I know you're probably joking, but two-tone caps could be pretty awesome.

Kind of like this:



Doubt it's something GMK could actually do right now, so irrelevant for this thread really, but an interesting idea.

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:17:48 »
I want blank doubleshots

I know you're probably joking, but two-tone caps could be pretty awesome.

Kind of like this:

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I've got a couple of these from qwerkeys back in the day






but no i wasn't really joking

exact same colors no black dyesubbed on black keycaps sorta look

blank caps that are doubleshotted just cuz I can
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:20:18 »
I want blank doubleshots

I know you're probably joking, but two-tone caps could be pretty awesome.

Kind of like this:

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I've got a couple of these from qwerkeys back in the day

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but no i wasn't really joking

exact same colors no black dyesubbed on black keycaps sorta look

blank caps that are doubleshotted just cuz I can

Oh neat, I haven't seen anything like that before. Well, other than those sanded backlit caps which I don't care for.

Those are pretty cool, though. Would absolutely be in for sets like that.

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:25:48 »
I want blank doubleshots

I know you're probably joking, but two-tone caps could be pretty awesome.

Kind of like this:

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I've got a couple of these from qwerkeys back in the day

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but no i wasn't really joking

exact same colors no black dyesubbed on black keycaps sorta look

blank caps that are doubleshotted just cuz I can

that might be how they do it at gmk, i have no idea though. aren't SP ABS blanks doubleshot still?
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:32:28 »
Blank caps almost certainly wouldn't be doubleshot unless it was requested. The cap color is the 2nd "shot" of color, so they'd just shoot caps using only the 2nd step in the process to fill in the space normally occupied by the legends.

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:32:36 »
i've got no idea who made these doubleshots but i've got about 18 really beautifully yellowed Alps blanks:

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« Reply #42 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:34:32 »
yo those are hot ^
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:36:02 »
For those particular caps they would have to be doubleshot since the legend is the same piece of plastic as the legend. For GMK the stem is the same as the "body" of the cap.

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 15:36:54 »
For those particular caps they would have to be doubleshot since the legend is the same piece of plastic as the legend. For GMK the stem is the same as the "body" of the cap.

good to know. i hadn't really considered it. i suppose i could include that in my quote request, because much like sifo i am really into the idea of blank doubleshots.
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 16:14:01 »
I'd be down for JTK or GMK blank white & beige, but probably nothing pastel.

noted! for the sake of discussion, how do you feel about blank dolch?

Better than uniform pastel, but I'd want something light colored. 9009 blank would also be neato

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 16:16:54 »
what about blank9009?
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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 17:42:09 »
I'd be pretty ecstatic over those blank doubleshots like sifu has. Is that at all a possibility?


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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 17:50:00 »
i've got no idea who made these doubleshots but i've got about 18 really beautifully yellowed Alps blanks:
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What a waste of machine time. Only possible reason, would be that there was no mold for a single unit key cap. The stem was in the inner section; while the top was in the outer one. There was a need  for a no-legend key for some application. Result: A summa cum laude on inefficiency, a blank double shot.

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Re: GMK BLANK
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 17:50:47 »
i've got no idea who made these doubleshots but i've got about 18 really beautifully yellowed Alps blanks:
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What a waste of machine time. Only possible reason, would be that there was no mold for a single unit key cap. The stem was in the inner section; while the top was in the outer one. There was a need  for a no-legend key for some application. Result: A summa cum laude on inefficiency, a blank double shot.



not if the rest of their molding was done in this way with the legend molded to the darker underside piece and the skirt doubleshot around it.
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