1200 NEXGEN Super Bees

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  1. Oct 12, 2017 at 1:22 PM
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    Josh Kifer

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    Picked up 1200 NEXGEN Super Bees. Got them for cheap with racks (3.8 cents each), with a pretty solid breakdown. (600 white, 300 black, 300 red)

    First, no freaking clue what the labels mean....

    Second, I'm guessing relabeling them is the move. I don't wanna spend enough to design anything. Anyone got any ideas on a good basic label or idea to use them for....

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  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 1:23 PM
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    Help save the planet.

    Recycle them.

    :p

    Edit:WOW! my 666th post! :eek:
     
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    5S is part of Lean/Six Sigma
     
  4. Oct 12, 2017 at 1:44 PM
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    You got it.... Hrm.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2017 at 1:46 PM
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    Keep the racks, and sell 'em for 3.9c/chip. Profit. Not worth putting 30c worth of labels on 'em, at least not to me.
     
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    And that was my worry... If labeling costs would make it not worth doing. Might be free racks and small profit on eBay. .


     
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    I have a friend ( @Gobbs ) who has a set of Nexgen Las Vegas molds (very similar to the OP chips, just different mold markings... although the Lucky Bees have much nicer spots). Both are 12g slugged rubbery plastic, but he has self-made custom paper labels applied to his -- so a much more economical solution than professional laminated vinyl labels.

    Not my favorite set by any means, but I've played with worse chips. My biggest issue with the set is the green-on-black hundos that look infuriatingly like the blue-on-green $25s.....
     
  8. Oct 13, 2017 at 12:09 AM
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    I’m so tired of hearing about Lean/Six Sigma. It’s everywhere and that’s unfortunate. Why in the hell would anyone put that crap on an entire set of poker chips? That’s the question.
     
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    I've never heard of it till now...
     
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    I'm cracking up that there's a set of 5S poker chips out there. I can only imagine this was some sort of gift from a lean consultant or some prize given from a corporation.
     
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    The guy I got them from at one time had about 4000. He had no clue what it meant, but he left them at a old rental and only kept what they played with...
     
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    Red tag 'em.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2017 at 7:58 AM
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    Consider yourself fortunate.
     
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    Relabels, unlaminated would be just shy of $500 additional cost.

    If you are happy with the chips, I would be supportive a relabel project. Most find the Nexgens to be cheap slippery plastic chips, but you won't find custom options very often for less. I like my "Zombie" brand, and have carried it across 6 different sets, though I have 5 sets without the Zombie brand.

    I would seriously consider relabel if they were mine, but to each their own.
     
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    Been searching for these for years! Especially the whites and reds!

    BGinGA be damned!! Got me a winter project now!

    Thank you Josh!
     
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    There have to be some "print your own" label options that would be appropriate for cheaper chips like this, right?
     
  17. Oct 13, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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    Glad to help buddy!
     
  18. Oct 13, 2017 at 4:42 PM
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    You could get a blank label sheet and try to find an adjustable circle cutter and print your own. I think it would be more work than it's worth. I did 20 chips this way, and would not do it again.

    It is a viable option though.
     
  19. Oct 13, 2017 at 5:14 PM
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    Avery makes some circle labels that can be printed (with software templates) using a good color laser printer, then just peel and stick. There are a couple of aftermarket suppliers of relatively cheap blank chip labels, too.
     
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    Problem with circle labels from Avery is that they may or may not be the same diameter needed for the label area - but it is certainly a far better option if you can find labels close enough.
     
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    Depending on lamination; $240 - $360 to Gear is a small price to pay to avoid all the hassles that would go with off the shelf labels and an inkjet desktop printer.
     
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    Agreed. Unless price is a concern (these are Nexgen, after-all) Gear Laminated > Gear Unlaminated >> Home Labels.

    I'm just giving all the options I've tried, as I strongly believe custom labels on cheap stock chips >>> stock labels, but I understand BGinGA's opinion that 4 cent chips can live as 4 cent chips.

    I've bought a 2200 limit set of Desert Palms at 5 cents each, but could never bring myself to relabel them because I've never hosted a limit game. Spending $900 to label $110 worth of chips that will get used once every 3 years was vetoed by my wallet.

    If I played a lot of limit - they would already be Desert Zombies.

    Yeah, I have too many artwork ideas.
     
  23. Oct 13, 2017 at 10:56 PM
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    :eek: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

    Besides, great labels don't care what they're stuck on.;)

    Now get crackin' on the Desert Zombie set. That sounds cool as hell!
     
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    Get a Circle punch.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Fiskars-...0001&wl11=online&wl12=737411545&wl13=&veh=sem

    I've printed labels on Avery full sheets, then took them to Staples and had the sheets laminated back to back with their thinnest laminate.
    In other words two sheets of label paper back to back laminated. Then cut the edges and you have two sheets of laminated labels on the front only.

    Cut them out with the Circle punch.
    Apply to your chips.

    I did the full sheets because you can cram a bunch of labels into one, and not worry about your printer alignment hitting a small circle perfect.