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Offline Lndefinite

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #200 on: Wed, 06 June 2018, 23:13:05 »
Mmm, I'm super excited for the set. Thanks for the update!

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« Reply #201 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 00:50:42 »
Hmm, from the renders I was expecting a slightly darker purple for the alphas, but I still think it looks good. The cyan I was however expecting to be greener, and in that case I'm not sure I like this color as much as I was expecting to.

But it really could be down to lighting. Hard to tell.

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« Reply #202 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 01:00:13 »
that icon modifier is amazing

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« Reply #203 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 01:07:02 »
Liking the samples! Can't wait to see how it all comes out!

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« Reply #204 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 02:06:53 »
Thinking I should have got this instead of Lazer.  Set looks great.

Offline LeoShi

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« Reply #205 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 02:35:26 »
alpha looks a little lighter, but I think it's good and I love it :p

Offline Hongook

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« Reply #206 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 02:43:09 »
The samples look nice, wish I had joined the GB now... :(

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« Reply #207 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 02:43:59 »
Glad the samples have come in!  Difficult to say what they look like in person, as I have that cyan in GMK Cyan and CMYK mods, and it’s more green and slightly more vibrant in person.  The CV2 is more vibrant and slightly less green than on the pictures.  So my guess is that the custom Taro color chips could be a bit more saturated in person than pictured, with a possible slight color shift.  I hoped for a very slightly more red shift of the initial mock ups.

I wonder if the modifiers will look basically black in indoor conditions.
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« Reply #208 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 06:07:00 »
Sample look great. Can't wait

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« Reply #209 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 06:46:21 »
Alphas seem paler than the render and the mods seem a bit too dark. Tough to compare with no icons and only two, side by side, plus the lighting as you mention. Trusting your judgment 👍

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #210 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 07:58:43 »
Absolutely love the colors, hope they look as goode in person

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #211 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 08:24:50 »
Hmm, from the renders I was expecting a slightly darker purple for the alphas, but I still think it looks good. The cyan I was however expecting to be greener, and in that case I'm not sure I like this color as much as I was expecting to.

But it really could be down to lighting. Hard to tell.

The cyan has always been GMK's stock TU2, that's in the info in the OP, there's loads of sets that have used it if you want a better frame of reference!


Offline Carlobv

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« Reply #212 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 08:49:25 »
I like the paler alphas personally. Are those samples accepted, or does the process continue?  This is my first key set GB, so not familiar with the process.

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #213 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 08:52:32 »
samples looking pretty good.

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« Reply #214 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 09:03:12 »
I like the paler alphas personally. Are those samples accepted, or does the process continue?  This is my first key set GB, so not familiar with the process.

I've gotta decide whether I want to go into production with these colors or do a final batch of samples.

Glad the samples have come in!  Difficult to say what they look like in person, as I have that cyan in GMK Cyan and CMYK mods, and it’s more green and slightly more vibrant in person.  The CV2 is more vibrant and slightly less green than on the pictures.  So my guess is that the custom Taro color chips could be a bit more saturated in person than pictured, with a possible slight color shift.  I hoped for a very slightly more red shift of the initial mock ups.

I wonder if the modifiers will look basically black in indoor conditions.

Yeah, so unfortunately the weather for those pics was super overcast, so you're right, they're a little desaturated.

As far as the red shift, in the first batch of samples that I deemed too bad to show, my mod color was more on the red side of things and the way it played with the light was just not good at all. Too many situations where it looked more of a burgundy than dark purple.

The sun decided to pop out for a little bit, and I managed to get a quick pic showing just how much these purples change with lighting. So as far as looking "basically black" it really just depends on one's lighting setups.

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #215 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 09:18:49 »
I want alpha color to be darker.

Offline ninjacore

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« Reply #216 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 10:32:41 »
The sunny side of the mod cap in that last pic looks right on. I also just noticed there’s a pretty stark difference between the render alpha color and the “kit detail” image alpha color. The new pics match the kit detail picture pretty well.

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« Reply #217 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 10:39:38 »
Rad looking set!

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« Reply #218 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 14:18:11 »
The alpha color is a bit lighter than renders but it looks closer to actual taro bubble tea, imo. I prefer it like this.

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« Reply #219 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 14:32:48 »
I like the paler alphas personally. Are those samples accepted, or does the process continue?  This is my first key set GB, so not familiar with the process.

I've gotta decide whether I want to go into production with these colors or do a final batch of samples.

Glad the samples have come in!  Difficult to say what they look like in person, as I have that cyan in GMK Cyan and CMYK mods, and it’s more green and slightly more vibrant in person.  The CV2 is more vibrant and slightly less green than on the pictures.  So my guess is that the custom Taro color chips could be a bit more saturated in person than pictured, with a possible slight color shift.  I hoped for a very slightly more red shift of the initial mock ups.

I wonder if the modifiers will look basically black in indoor conditions.

Yeah, so unfortunately the weather for those pics was super overcast, so you're right, they're a little desaturated.

As far as the red shift, in the first batch of samples that I deemed too bad to show, my mod color was more on the red side of things and the way it played with the light was just not good at all. Too many situations where it looked more of a burgundy than dark purple.

The sun decided to pop out for a little bit, and I managed to get a quick pic showing just how much these purples change with lighting. So as far as looking "basically black" it really just depends on one's lighting setups.

Yesh, I’m sure it’s not easy to find the right balance.  This is the look I personally fell in love with (darker and a touch more red/pink alphas—usually GMK’s 2-D renders are incorrect, but it looks like in this case the samples and that 2-D render match well):
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Offline Carlobv

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #220 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 14:39:49 »
I like the paler alphas personally. Are those samples accepted, or does the process continue?  This is my first key set GB, so not familiar with the process.

I've gotta decide whether I want to go into production with these colors or do a final batch of samples.

Glad the samples have come in!  Difficult to say what they look like in person, as I have that cyan in GMK Cyan and CMYK mods, and it’s more green and slightly more vibrant in person.  The CV2 is more vibrant and slightly less green than on the pictures.  So my guess is that the custom Taro color chips could be a bit more saturated in person than pictured, with a possible slight color shift.  I hoped for a very slightly more red shift of the initial mock ups.

I wonder if the modifiers will look basically black in indoor conditions.

Yeah, so unfortunately the weather for those pics was super overcast, so you're right, they're a little desaturated.

As far as the red shift, in the first batch of samples that I deemed too bad to show, my mod color was more on the red side of things and the way it played with the light was just not good at all. Too many situations where it looked more of a burgundy than dark purple.

The sun decided to pop out for a little bit, and I managed to get a quick pic showing just how much these purples change with lighting. So as far as looking "basically black" it really just depends on one's lighting setups.

Yesh, I’m sure it’s not easy to find the right balance.  This is the look I personally fell in love with (darker and a touch more red/pink alphas—usually GMK’s 2-D renders are incorrect, but it looks like in this case the samples and that 2-D render match well):
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If I’m in the minority, it’s not a big deal.  Ultimately each set should first satisfy the artistic vision of the creator.

I'm totally fine with whatever is decided regarding the samples (didn't want my post to be misconstrued - not saying anyone was doing this - just for clarity only).  I was just more curious on how the entire process might go and if the samples would possibly delay shipping and what not.  I've gathered that GMK can be quite show based on other group buy threads.

Offline KaosJ

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #221 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 14:53:18 »
My thoughts: 


Alphas: Perfect, risky color that came out better than renders. 
Modifiers: Not that good. Imho too dark and too "blueish", light-dependent  yeah but not really close to renders. 
Yellow: Alright, good. Better than renders.     
Cyan: Alright, good. 

Offline flameray

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« Reply #222 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 15:43:06 »
Dam the sample colors look so nice

Offline line

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« Reply #223 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 17:18:53 »
Seeing those colours makes me regret not joining in on the GB even more, can't wait to scoop up a set of extras :)

Offline mrjack

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #224 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:28:19 »
Hmm, from the renders I was expecting a slightly darker purple for the alphas, but I still think it looks good. The cyan I was however expecting to be greener, and in that case I'm not sure I like this color as much as I was expecting to.

But it really could be down to lighting. Hard to tell.

The cyan has always been GMK's stock TU2, that's in the info in the OP, there's loads of sets that have used it if you want a better frame of reference!

Oh, I missed that and thought it was one of your custom colors. I've actually seen it and it is what I was hoping for. Looking good!

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« Reply #225 on: Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:35:26 »
Sweet just realized I have CV spacebars lying around from before I realized Nautilus yellow was custom color

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #226 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 03:02:50 »
I agree that the samples don't quite match the renders, but personally I like the samples more. I feel like they look really cohesive as a set. I can't wait to see the finished product!

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« Reply #227 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 12:32:49 »
I like the darker alphas more, but ultimately it's designer choice on whether to go with current samples or not. I'm ok with whatever decision is made though.

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« Reply #228 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 13:13:52 »
Really want to see the final product. One of my most favorite sets  :thumb:

Offline sacklunch

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« Reply #229 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 14:33:36 »
Darker alphas would be much preferred (like the original render). I would gladly wait longer to have the colors closer to the render.

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« Reply #230 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 14:39:29 »
Darker alphas would be much preferred (like the original render). I would gladly wait longer to have the colors closer to the render.
+1

I prefer the render alpha colour over the sample. The sample looks pale/ desaturated compare to render.

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« Reply #231 on: Fri, 08 June 2018, 19:55:36 »
Loving this set! Especially after the color samples - I can't wait to see how the final product looks  :thumb:

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« Reply #232 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 12:44:01 »
This is one case where the GMK render


looks more like the actual samples


But the purple from the OP


would suggest the OP was desiring the purple shown in the Pantone


My two cents, would be another sample to be more in line with the OP's vision of the set (whichever that might be).

Offline KaosJ

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« Reply #233 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 12:54:51 »
This is one case where the GMK render
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looks more like the actual samples
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But the purple from the OP
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would suggest the OP was desiring the purple shown in the Pantone
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My two cents, would be another sample to be more in line with the OP's vision of the set (whichever that might be).


Are you talking about alphas or modifiers? 

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #234 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 13:02:48 »
Are you talking about alphas or modifiers? 

Alphas

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« Reply #235 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 14:16:11 »
Are you talking about alphas or modifiers? 

Alphas

umm alphas is the only thing looking really good to me, imagine the renders color of alphas on plastic, would be garbage. 

The only thing different to me is modifiers color imho
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« Reply #236 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 15:06:28 »
Works for me.
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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #237 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 11:51:08 »
Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! We appreciate the comments and make sure that we are taking in as much advice and constructive criticism as we can.

I'm including some pics of the caps in different lighting conditions. I think the alpha is very nice, and I think the mod (which again imo was the harder tone to hit) is a home run.

Below: alpha and mod bases in direct sunlight at 3pm on white background -



Below: alpha and mod in direct sunlight at 3pm on black background -


Very different between the two depending on light.

Below: alpha and mod in LED only light inside on black background -


Below: alpha and mod in mixed light inside on black background -


Personally, I believe these are great colors that work well together, and will make the set really stand out. I understand the criticism of the alpha base color. It's a bit lighter in pictures than it comes across in person. I think the first picture here is the one that makes the real color come across. I think they look great together, and as far as shifting in light, they do shift, but I don't think that is a bad thing, when that happens.

Below: alpha and mod with mixed (overhead conventional and LED) light inside on a black deskmat -


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« Reply #238 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 12:12:38 »
Glad to see these were chosen! If they fit your vision for the set, then I'm stoked!

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #239 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 13:57:33 »
aaaaaand I now realize that I don't understand colors and lighting.



that said, I trust your judgement and am looking forward to this set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #240 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 14:25:45 »
Works for me.

Alright you got me.   Go for it! 

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« Reply #241 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 19:34:28 »
Finally tried one of these Taro Boba Tea things on the way home and wow, I see what the fuss is about now

Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #242 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 19:35:39 »
Gonna look so mint... well done!

Offline LeoShi

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« Reply #243 on: Mon, 11 June 2018, 00:11:57 »
 :-* good enough to me
 :p now I need to find some artisans that match this set
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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #244 on: Mon, 11 June 2018, 04:32:38 »
Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! We appreciate the comments and make sure that we are taking in as much advice and constructive criticism as we can.

I'm including some pics of the caps in different lighting conditions. I think the alpha is very nice, and I think the mod (which again imo was the harder tone to hit) is a home run.

Below: alpha and mod bases in direct sunlight at 3pm on white background -
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Below: alpha and mod in direct sunlight at 3pm on black background -
Show Image


Very different between the two depending on light.

Below: alpha and mod in LED only light inside on black background -
Show Image


Below: alpha and mod in mixed light inside on black background -
Show Image


Personally, I believe these are great colors that work well together, and will make the set really stand out. I understand the criticism of the alpha base color. It's a bit lighter in pictures than it comes across in person. I think the first picture here is the one that makes the real color come across. I think they look great together, and as far as shifting in light, they do shift, but I don't think that is a bad thing, when that happens.

Below: alpha and mod with mixed (overhead conventional and LED) light inside on a black deskmat -
Show Image


great shots. much excite for this keyset.

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #245 on: Mon, 11 June 2018, 08:49:59 »
Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! We appreciate the comments and make sure that we are taking in as much advice and constructive criticism as we can.

I'm including some pics of the caps in different lighting conditions. I think the alpha is very nice, and I think the mod (which again imo was the harder tone to hit) is a home run.

Below: alpha and mod bases in direct sunlight at 3pm on white background -
Show Image



Below: alpha and mod in direct sunlight at 3pm on black background -
Show Image


Very different between the two depending on light.

Below: alpha and mod in LED only light inside on black background -
Show Image


Below: alpha and mod in mixed light inside on black background -
Show Image


Personally, I believe these are great colors that work well together, and will make the set really stand out. I understand the criticism of the alpha base color. It's a bit lighter in pictures than it comes across in person. I think the first picture here is the one that makes the real color come across. I think they look great together, and as far as shifting in light, they do shift, but I don't think that is a bad thing, when that happens.

Below: alpha and mod with mixed (overhead conventional and LED) light inside on a black deskmat -
Show Image


This completely works for me!  You hit the colors correctly in my opinion!  go for it!

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« Reply #246 on: Mon, 11 June 2018, 10:03:21 »
Against the white background it looks near white but looks nice on the overhead conventional. I feel like taro now  :p

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« Reply #247 on: Mon, 11 June 2018, 10:14:12 »
Really like this keyset !  :p

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #248 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 19:51:37 »
Just remembered that I did order a set.

When are we expecting the shipment ? The samples look very nice...

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Re: [GB] GMK Taro (We Got Some Samples)
« Reply #249 on: Tue, 19 June 2018, 08:08:55 »
We are currently working to secure a firm date with GMK. In moving through the sampling process, we needed to adjust our timetable to ensure that the colors matched the theme of the set.

We originally said an early July shipping date would be likely, but that is now essentially impossible. We believe a mid-August date is achievable at this point.

Thanks to all customers for your patience on this. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please let us know!


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