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[IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 07:52:29 »
Hey!

I would like to introduce you to GMK Modern Dolch!



Inspiration

Many of you have probably owned one or more variants of the timeless Dolch colour-way. I always loved the contrasted yet simple look between the 2 greys, however I always felt like something was a bit off: the colours just seemed a bit too warm and “muddy” to me. I really wanted to give a more muted and modern look to this timeless colourway, which is where Modern Dolch comes in. It keeps the simplistic look and the beautiful contrast between the 2 greys, but cooling the colours down and adding some fresh accents. The result is a very versatile set, which goes well with simple silver/black boards, vibrant teal boards and anything in between.

Here is a comparison between Modern Dolch and OG Dolch:



Design

Because of GMK's limited offering of stock colours, this set will be offering all custom colours. We're in the process of ordering plastic Pantone samples for this, instead of going the standard way of using a paper book. This way we can make sure the colour matching is perfect! We will be offering 3 items in this group buy. First is the base kit, the bread and butter of any GMK set. It will support a plethora of layouts combined with some fresh accents mentioned earlier! We're also excited to offer an icon mod kit, for those who want to complete the simplistic look of this set even more (finally no more R3 all text “Control” key in the midst of icons :thumb:). We also have one more special item in store, a cherry on top if you will!  It’ll look awesome and made out of aluminium, more to follow later! ;) ;)

I'm aiming to get the same proxies as 9009 going for this, meaning nobody will be stuck with those nasty €20 administration fees on import! Dixiemech for the US and Mykeyboard for the EU are confirmed, and I will be in touch with Zfrontier for China and Cocobrais for Korea!

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 07:57:32 »
Hmmm...

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 07:58:17 »
Janglad makes good keysets, and we should all buy them to support his crippling keyset design addiction

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 08:02:49 »
Holy smoke. Yes yes yes YESSS! This will be a heaven match for my Cerakote Matte Black Modern M0110A. Lets do dis boysssss 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙌🙌🙌🙌

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 08:06:57 »
Lovely. Can't wait until the buy

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 08:10:09 »
yes

reminds me of oblivion, but in a good way

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 08:41:51 »
:OOOF: BOI!!! Count me in!!!!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 08:47:57 »
Yep, 100% in. Finally I can stop trying to find Kekkon Dolch but have no compatibility.
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 08:51:24 »
can we have mods pack with full text?

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 08:53:32 »
can we have mods pack with full text?

No, sorry. Even though the colours are a fair bit lighter and cooler on this one, having all text mods would bring it too close to Oblivion IMO :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 08:59:46 »
Loving the icon R3 Control! But why not include it in base kit and get rid of that text completely? And also where's the spacebar kit goodness with them split spaces  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 09:02:47 »
Loving the icon R3 Control! But why not include it in base kit and get rid of that text completely? And also where's the spacebar kit goodness with them split spaces  :p

Quite a few people are asking for a spacebar kit in the Google form, so we're definitely considering adding that!

As for the complete icon mods, I know some people aren't a big fan of them (at least from what I remember when I considered adding them to the 9009 base kit  ;D ) so I'm just going to leave them as a separate kit so everyone can chose what they prefer  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 09:19:23 »
Loving the icon R3 Control! But why not include it in base kit and get rid of that text completely? And also where's the spacebar kit goodness with them split spaces  :p

Quite a few people are asking for a spacebar kit in the Google form, so we're definitely considering adding that!

As for the complete icon mods, I know some people aren't a big fan of them (at least from what I remember when I considered adding them to the 9009 base kit  ;D ) so I'm just going to leave them as a separate kit so everyone can chose what they prefer  :thumb:

I have no doubt about this set hitting big once it goes live and should you decide to include the spacebar kit, I don't think it will have any problem hitting the MOQ. I personally would love to see a spacebar kit for my other 60% split space layout :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 09:36:48 »
Lovely set, im 100% in for a base set. I would like to see page up R3 and page dn R4 added for the new 65/75% standard.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 09:58:46 »
Wow. Just wow. In for a set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 10:00:31 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 10:11:49 »
Super nice colors. I'm very interested in this. In the past I run a successful interest check only for grey alphas (2M on 2B), but the vendor changed his mind because it wasn't profitable enough in the alphas form (even though I didn't ask him any profit share). https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85593.0
I'd use the same legend color of the classic white on black sets, probably it's WS1.

I'd replace the dotted numpad five with a numpad 5 with bars (I can't use keys with nipple, they hurt me). I'd remove the extra enter keys, I'd include just the grey enters. Those enters cost about 2 usd each, so you'll save about $12.
Price right now can be low, very low.
Right now originative is running white on black and is costs only $135, so you'll be able to run lower than that since originative isn't the cheapest place usually :-D
https://www.originativeco.com/collections/keysets

Grey goes well with anything, so you'll be able to combine the alphas with almost anything.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 10:41:27 »
Loving the icon R3 Control! But why not include it in base kit and get rid of that text completely? And also where's the spacebar kit goodness with them split spaces  :p

Quite a few people are asking for a spacebar kit in the Google form, so we're definitely considering adding that!

As for the complete icon mods, I know some people aren't a big fan of them (at least from what I remember when I considered adding them to the 9009 base kit  ;D ) so I'm just going to leave them as a separate kit so everyone can chose what they prefer  :thumb:

I mean just for the R3 Control key, since the complete icon mods is for bottom row and R3 Control is in the middle where the keys around it is already in icon.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 11:04:20 »
Super nice colors. I'm very interested in this. In the past I run a successful interest check only for grey alphas (2M on 2B), but the vendor changed his mind because it wasn't profitable enough in the alphas form (even though I didn't ask him any profit share). https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85593.0
I'd use the same legend color of the classic white on black sets, probably it's WS1.

I'd replace the dotted numpad five with a numpad 5 with bars (I can't use keys with nipple, they hurt me). I'd remove the extra enter keys, I'd include just the grey enters. Those enters cost about 2 usd each, so you'll save about $12.
Price right now can be low, very low.
Right now originative is running white on black and is costs only $135, so you'll be able to run lower than that since originative isn't the cheapest place usually :-D
https://www.originativeco.com/collections/keysets

Grey goes well with anything, so you'll be able to combine the alphas with almost anything.

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I'm not going to remove the accent enters, since people do like those a fair bit (me included). I don't think the comparison in price to BOW makes much sense at all. That kit is a lot smaller (cause cause no accents, no double \| and tilde, no 2u shift, ...) and it uses only 2 colours both of which are stock GMK compared to the 4 custom colours and 1 stock colour MD will use which def adds up to the price. We're looking at a $145 price point right now :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 11:09:56 »
Call it something else. Maybe Granite. But, it is not a Dolch set. Its current name just add to the confusion. There have been several Dolch versions, already.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 11:19:18 »
Call it something else. Maybe Granite. But, it is not a Dolch set. Its current name just add to the confusion. There have been several Dolch versions, already.

Considering DSA Granite and the fact that this very much is inspired by Dolch I would think GMK Granite would make for a much more confusing name than Modern Dolch :D It's a more modern version of Dolch, so the name just made sense   :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 11:30:29 »
Interested, love the accent colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 11:44:35 »
muted dolch? i am loving this set already.

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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 11:45:16 »
looking very nice, if i have the spare funds for this when the gb rolls around i'll be in for sure

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 11:54:14 »
I greatly approve of the light legends and the arrow 1.5u HHKB Backspace. Where do I insert my money?

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 12:09:19 »
Super nice colors. I'm very interested in this. In the past I run a successful interest check only for grey alphas (2M on 2B), but the vendor changed his mind because it wasn't profitable enough in the alphas form (even though I didn't ask him any profit share). https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85593.0
I'd use the same legend color of the classic white on black sets, probably it's WS1.

I'd replace the dotted numpad five with a numpad 5 with bars (I can't use keys with nipple, they hurt me). I'd remove the extra enter keys, I'd include just the grey enters. Those enters cost about 2 usd each, so you'll save about $12.
Price right now can be low, very low.
Right now originative is running white on black and is costs only $135, so you'll be able to run lower than that since originative isn't the cheapest place usually :-D
https://www.originativeco.com/collections/keysets

Grey goes well with anything, so you'll be able to combine the alphas with almost anything.

(Attachment Link)

I'm not going to remove the accent enters, since people do like those a fair bit (me included). I don't think the comparison in price to BOW makes much sense at all. That kit is a lot smaller (cause cause no accents, no double \| and tilde, no 2u shift, ...) and it uses only 2 colours both of which are stock GMK compared to the 4 custom colours and 1 stock colour MD will use which def adds up to the price. We're looking at a $145 price point right now :)

$145 is a competitive price imo. Very nice job haha! The accent keys really add a touch of freshness to the set so I don't see why we should remove those, maybe have them as an add-on set for those who does not want them and keep the cost of the base kit down? Otherwise, I'd love to see an addition of a spacebar kit and everything should be perfect :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 12:29:11 »
Sincerely I don't see the need for custom colours N9 and 2B would be perfect. And easier to replicate in future group buys.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 12:39:30 »
Sincerely I don't see the need for custom colours N9 and 2B would be perfect. And easier to replicate in future group buys.

N9 is quite a bit darker than the current mod colour and 2B quite a bit warmer. Would completely change the set's look, and it wouldn't be what I'm aiming for with the colours :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 13:21:24 »
Sincerely I don't see the need for custom colours N9 and 2B would be perfect. And easier to replicate in future group buys.

2B is def too light to be compared to CC (original Dolch alpha color)

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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 13:40:18 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 13:40:55 »
I'm convinced that janglad has some kind of reality enhancement augment reverse engineered from a spaceship which crashed in his back yard. He uses it to make these ridiculous renders.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 13:42:43 »
I'm convinced that janglad has some kind of reality enhancement augment reverse engineered from a spaceship which crashed in his back yard. He uses it to make these ridiculous renders.

A combination of this and wayyyyy too many hours looking at 3d keyboards in CAD software  :) I'm glad you like them! Looking through albums of renders I have done for other people's keysets I can definitely notice progress, which is quite cool to see :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 13:49:41 »
1.25 and/or 1.5u Caps Lock keys for those who swap caps and control...

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 13:59:38 »
Wow, this fixes my issue with Dolch. I might sell my kekkon Dolch because of this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 14:33:31 »
This is the main reason why I wasn’t a huge fan of dolch. I’m so in for this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 15:58:41 »
It just looks like a washed out version of Dolch.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 15:59:45 »
This is the main reason why I wasn’t a huge fan of dolch. I’m so in for this!

Wow, this fixes my issue with Dolch. I might sell my kekkon Dolch because of this!

Hehe yeah, I would definitely consider this a "fixed" version of Dolch. For me at least :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 16:00:11 »
It just looks like a washed out version of Dolch.

Yes, that kinda is the whole point  :) A more muted and modern version of Dolch :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 16:03:56 »
It just looks like a washed out version of Dolch.

Yes, that kinda is the whole point  :) A more muted and modern version of Dolch :D

Washed out is "modern"? TIL I guess..

Ditch the super keys and those ugly icon mods. Add some code keys and maybe a add on pack with Windows keys and windowed keys like 9009.
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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 16:19:37 »
I'm a fan of the icon mods I think they fit the theme. Similarly with the super keys plus I'm not a windows user.

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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 17:26:18 »
Would the removal of ISO enter keys help reduce the cost of the base kit further? Could they be separated into an international kit instead?

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 17:36:21 »
Would the removal of ISO enter keys help reduce the cost of the base kit further? Could they be separated into an international kit instead?

Removing the ISO key would reduce cost minimally for ANSI users and increase it quite a bit for ISO users. It's also very possible that the ISO kit wouldn't hit 150 MOQ, making some people cancel their base kits which could screw with price drops for everyone in the whole GB  :-[ Also I'm just not a fan of splitting up a GMK set too much since I like how easy it is to get a kit that covers everything on the aftermarket VS SA where you need to hunt down a gazillion kits. Either way, I don't think splitting it is the best idea unless you're selling through MassDrop :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 18:47:45 »
Washed out is "modern"? TIL I guess..

It's just a name, there's no need to be so literal and definitely no point being upset over it. It's fine.

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« Reply #43 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 18:48:42 »
yup

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 18:52:23 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 19:39:10 »
Very interested! Something about the blue is a bit too jarring for me, I feel like it’s not “muted” enough. The red, however, is on point.

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« Reply #46 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 19:44:41 »
+1 interest
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 19:47:07 »
This with “Mr. Sleeves” Addon Kit seems like a fun color combo.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 19:54:45 »
Very interested! Something about the blue is a bit too jarring for me, I feel like it’s not “muted” enough. The red, however, is on point.

i kinda agree with you

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 09 August 2018, 21:00:24 »
Washed out is "modern"? TIL I guess..

It's just a name, there's no need to be so literal and definitely no point being upset over it. It's fine.

No you.