Chiplab Review?

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I was looking into making some custom poker chips. Has anyone had experience with chiplab.com or have a recommendation of a good supplier?
 

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As for chip lab no I have not. What type of chip base are you going for?

When I was looking at chiplab they had Clay 13.5 chips that I was checking out. So very new to all of this so thanks for the advice. What are CPC's?

As for chip lab no I have not. What type of chip base are you going for?

Haha I guess I just needed to spend a few minutes browsing here to find out. Thanks for the advice and direction!
 

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CPC is the only game in town for a custom clay. If you've got the budget, and a good design, they are excellent.

Ceramics are an amazing choice for custom, and offer more ways to customize than are available for any other type of chip. @ABC Gifts and Awards and @SUN-FLY Poker Chips offer very high quality products as well, just not traditional compression clay.
 

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When I was looking at chiplab they had Clay 13.5 chips that I was checking out. So very new to all of this so thanks for the advice. What are CPC's?



Haha I guess I just needed to spend a few minutes browsing here to find out. Thanks for the advice and direction!
So my suggestion would be to hold off on making any purchases if you're just getting on here for the first time. I made my first "big" non-dice chip purchase before knowing the ropes and I feel stupid now. Mine were also 13.5g cause they try to tell you that's the best but in actuality most people prefer chips in the 10-11g range.

My suggestion like any others here, would be to get samples of a few different types of chips before making any large purchases. As @allforcharity noted, most chips can be customized just as much as you'd get from that site but the quality of the chips themselves will be much higher. Do you know what the total in hand price (chip/label/design/shipping all the fees totaled) would be from the site? Unless it's under $0.10/chip I would suggest looking into your other options.

The chips they call clay are not clay, no chips are actually made of clay even the expensive ($1+/chip) ones from Paulson. Theirs a wide range of chip materials and quality and thus prices but even China Clays (seen as the cheapest money conscious chip once you get beyond all the mass produced stuff from amazon and the like) are a giant leap over the slugged 13.5g you'll get from that site. I'm not promising you'll want China Clays or even Paulsons given their prices, just that unless the chips on that site are UBER cheap, I personally think it'll be worth your time and money to see what else is out there now instead of later.

Best of luck on your journey!
 

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So my suggestion would be to hold off on making any purchases if you're just getting on here for the first time. I made my first "big" non-dice chip purchase before knowing the ropes and I feel stupid now. Mine were also 13.5g cause they try to tell you that's the best but in actuality most people prefer chips in the 10-11g range.

My suggestion like any others here, would be to get samples of a few different types of chips before making any large purchases. As @allforcharity noted, most chips can be customized just as much as you'd get from that site but the quality of the chips themselves will be much higher. Do you know what the total in hand price (chip/label/design/shipping all the fees totaled) would be from the site? Unless it's under $0.10/chip I would suggest looking into your other options.

The chips they call clay are not clay, no chips are actually made of clay even the expensive ($1+/chip) ones from Paulson. Theirs a wide range of chip materials and quality and thus prices but even China Clays (seen as the cheapest money conscious chip once you get beyond all the mass produced stuff from amazon and the like) are a giant leap over the slugged 13.5g you'll get from that site. I'm not promising you'll want China Clays or even Paulsons given their prices, just that unless the chips on that site are UBER cheap, I personally think it'll be worth your time and money to see what else is out there now instead of later.

Best of luck on your journey!

Thanks for taking the time to help! You guys are super helpful for a novice!
 

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I ordered a sample set from them. Regarding the gem edge chips—their best: they’re pretty nice for cheap sluggers, but they’re still cheap sluggers. If they were 20¢/chip, I’d probably say they’re a good value. But at 85¢/chip they’re horribly overpriced, even custom.

For that price, you can get custom ceramics from ABC/BR Pro. No brainer.
 

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Looking at how chiplab is describing their own product, it is obvious that they are repackaging chinese garbage. At that price you could get a full custom set from brpropoker.com and have the money left over to get the hot dog roller every poker room desperately needs :)
 

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I ordered a sample set from them. Regarding the gem edge chips—their best: they’re pretty nice for cheap sluggers, but they’re still cheap sluggers. If they were 20¢/chip, I’d probably say they’re a good value. But at 85¢/chip they’re horribly overpriced, even custom.

For that price, you can get custom ceramics from ABC/BR Pro. No brainer.

$0.85 a chip? Holy sh**, that's way more expensive than my Big Easys!
 

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FWIW I had bought about 20 for a specific reason years ago before I joined PCF. I present to you their “clay chips”...

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Thank you all for the help! Glad to be a part of this group now and learning a ton!
 
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