[GB] [IC] Black-on-black PBT dyesub one-piece buckling spring keycaps

Ellipse wrote:Yes if someone wants to track interest in black legends on lighter black PBT we'd need 20 sets to proceed but I'd be up for it as a lower priority add on set only.

Ellipse wrote:I am not sure on the pricing. For now let's say it will be a little more than the unprinted black, probably $10 more.

Yes all the legends and international key sets would be available in light black printed sets.

This is to gauge if there's enough interest (20 sets) to add a run of custom caps to Ellipse's Model F GB. They would be a lighter black than the "normal" unprinted black caps that Ellipse is already offering. Sound off here if you're interested and if there's enough interest, we can take it from there.

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User # Sets
GH Users 9
duncancmt 2
Ludovician 1
Shihatsu 1
strah 1
segacontroller 1-2
Khers 1
yangdaddy 1
cheziyi 1
kekstee 0-1
robotsokk 1
Aer Fixus 1
Jampu 1
mumford 1
MrDuul 1
duface 1
yac 1
depletedvespene 1
gnarlsagan 1
Xovaan 1
lakofsth 1
paecific.jr 1
pr0ximity 1
maxlugar 4
==TOTAL== 35-37 (20 needed)

I am not affiliated with Ellipse or the Model F GB. I just posted this thread to keep the main thread less cluttered.
Last edited by duncancmt on 01 Aug 2017, 01:58, edited 22 times in total.
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Thanks - makes sense for a separate thread to log interest in these XT quality caps. You can get just the caps or you can add them to your Brand New Model F Keyboard order as an additional set.
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1 set for this guy.
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Thanks for creating the thread, I'm definitely interested in 1 set. Do you have an idea how much such a set would cost if we reach 20 sets, would it be the same price as the other options (regular blank, regular printed, black blank) or much more expensive?
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Updated!
strah wrote:Do you have an idea how much such a set would cost if we reach 20 sets, would it be the same price as the other options (regular blank, regular printed, black blank) or much more expensive?

That would be a question for Ellipse. I'll add that information to the top post once it's available.
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Im in for a set or two plus all mods available.
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If BoBs are made, I'd very much like to replace my black blanks with them.
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One thing came to mind: Will the HHKB add-on set be available in black-on-black if this goes through?

If so, I need one of those as well.
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yes please! 1 for me!
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Updated!
Ludovician wrote:Will the HHKB add-on set be available in black-on-black if this goes through?

I would be shocked if it isn't. I think the MOQ is mostly to do with the cost of producing a different color of base keycap. Ellipse said that he was doing the dye-subbing himself. Knowing next-to-nothing about manufacturing, I can't image there's much of a difference between dye-subbing a beige keycap versus a dark grey one.

That said, if I hear something concrete from Ellipse, I'll make sure to add it to the top post.
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I would like one set too please!
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What layout would they be and can we pick a locale or will they be ansi-US?
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Very very tempting. I might want one. It would have to include the HHKB layout option though.

Still, I kind of swore to myself that I wouldn't add any extras until I hold the board in my hands.
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In for 1. Same question as others regarding support for HHKB layout.
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I'd also very much prefer a HHKB option
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I want a HHKB set. I'd also like front-printed F-keys, but that's not a dealbreaker for me.
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I updated the top post with a quote by Ellipse regarding pricing and layout/legend availability. Looks like good news on the layouts/legends, and good-ish news on pricing.
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I'd be in for one of these sets.
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Count me in for one set.
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I posted a mostly-copy of this thread over at GH. If you've already joined in here, please don't do so over there; it makes keeping track of how many sets we have difficult. I'll try to keep the top posts of both of these threads synced up.
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I hope to confirm pricing this week with the factory for the extra very dark gray keycap colors. It looks like this will happen because we are close to the 20 key set minimum. Please post here or on GH if interested.
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in for one, HHKB.
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I don't want to be that guy, but it should be clarified that quite probably this run of printed caps would be only for the regular US layout. If I were to ask for, say, the UK layout or the Spanish one, it should be counted as a separate run. Or am I wrong?
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See Ellipse's quote here:
Ellipse wrote:Yes all the legends and international key sets would be available in light black printed sets.

My understanding is that the MOQ is to get the special color of base keycap. Since Ellipse is doing the printing himself, the setup costs for legends is shared with the other "normal" colors.
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duncancmt wrote:See Ellipse's quote here:

I definitely need a vacation.

Since this restriction isn't an issue, sign me up as one more interested party!
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