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so, i recently realized the scrown mold was once again available (guess i've been away for a while)

can't resist that. so, many hours on the poker chip design tool & photoshop hacking has me here:
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wondering some things like "how dark really is retro green?" not committed to this inlay concept. i want to do something that doesn't just lock me to the chips & alienate others
 

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so, i recently realized the scrown mold was once again available (guess i've been away for a while)

can't resist that. so, many hours on the poker chip design tool & photoshop hacking has me here:
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wondering some things like "how dark really is retro green?" not committed to this inlay concept. i want to do something that doesn't just lock me to the chips & alienate others
Ya know what? I freaking dig if. Alot. Only thing I'd say... Is your flow is off to me..... You kinda start a pace with the 1... Then 5.... Then the 25 (which is my fav)... But then the 100 kinda goes off the tracks. I like the color combo, I just think that spot pattern is a bit complicated for each other chip.

Again, just my opinion. But love that 25 man...
 

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get color samples for sure. it is a must. Some colors look much different in person.

i do have a ton of samples. i just don't have any retro green. i've seen 2 pix today, one looks like i expect but the other looks really dark. i actually have an old barrel of ASMs that are dark green. & the one pic looks that dark

Ya know what? I freaking dig if. Alot. Only thing I'd say... Is your flow is off to me..... You kinda start a pace with the 1... Then 5.... Then the 25 (which is my fav)... But then the 100 kinda goes off the tracks. I like the color combo, I just think that spot pattern is a bit complicated for each other chip.

Again, just my opinion. But love that 25 man...

i've got a high level of "always wanted a 4V" wrapped up in that chip. NTM wanting to use charcoal & gray for a $100. i see what you're saying but, unsure how to resolve it w/ my inner self
 

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i do have a ton of samples. i just don't have any retro green. i've seen 2 pix today, one looks like i expect but the other looks really dark. i actually have an old barrel of ASMs that are dark green. & the one pic looks that dark



i've got a high level of "always wanted a 4V" wrapped up in that chip. NTM wanting to use charcoal & gray for a $100. i see what you're saying but, unsure how to resolve it w/ my inner self
Well, that's the beauty of it being your set. In the end, the only person who has to love them is you. And your going the right direction....
 

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Nice old school style look to this design! The main thing for me is the $100, although I think it looks good, looks too modern and out of place to me with the spot design and color choices
 

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Nice old school style look to this design! The main thing for me is the $100, although I think it looks good, looks too modern and out of place to me with the spot design and color choices

that's challenging me too. it's a killer chip though & 4V is a retro spot pattern. i wanted it to be a next-better/notch up from the 25 but then i drew up the 500 & it's hard for the 500 to notch up from that 100
 

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that's challenging me too. it's a killer chip though & 4V is a retro spot pattern. i wanted it to be a next-better/notch up from the 25 but then i drew up the 500 & it's hard for the 500 to notch up from that 100

Killer indeed! Thing is, it’s the only chip with 2 different color spots in a line up that has a one base/one spot color set up.

I think the highest denom chip should have two spot colors if any of them are going to

Edit: for spot progression purposes
 

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Retro Green is dark. Not quite Maroon level of dark, but close.

Love that $100 chip (I've long been very fond of charcoal/grey/red chips), but agree with others -- it doesn't quite fit with the other four old-school chip designs.

Not sure how to meld the two into a single playable set. Maybe design a new primary $100 chip that fits/flows better, and keep that one as the first of the secondary chips....
 

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well, hopefully CPC isn't going anywhere because i'm thinking like 500 chips & secondaries would be add-ons (figuring i'd meet the 300 minimum if i did that)

planning a mini-craps bank w/ 120 ea of 1s & 5s doing 25s & 100s as a rack ea & only 60 500s (i wonder what the minimum per color is?)

anyway, i struggled to even pick a single color for the retro lav's edge spots. all i can do to stay on contrasting. when i tend to do complimentary ~hoped the combination of complimentary and contrasting would save the 100
 

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something like this resolves that issue & the 100 could be 814 FTM

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IDK though, really like that gray charcoal tiger 4V

hmm,

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when it was ASM there was something like a 30 chip per color minimum. you had to order 300 to get 3 chips but not 100 of each
 
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so, something more like this. i noticed the 500 & the 5 were very close being pinkish lav & yellow alongside red & yellow. too close for comfort even though i know retro red & retro lav are more distant in life than they are on the design tool

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I would change the value color to something less "neon". Although the whole setup looks classy, the value color breaks that vibe.
 

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i would do secondaries of all of them but, i don't need that many chips & the wife might not be all that cool w/ getting up around $3000

the 418 $1 started off being a secondary & i liked it better than the 314
 

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I would purchase and receive the primaries before even working on the secondaries.

think of it as an expensive sample set
 

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I really like the set. Personally, I like the first set best.

If it helps, here is a cpc retro green sample next to some common greens.

It is closer to the WTHC then the picture appears. The WTHC is shinier.

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thanks, i just got a retro red, retro lav & retro green today. something about that a-mold above seems to be absorbing the light. seems like retro green is a chameleon to photograph
 

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i'm thinking these samples are post CPC ~anyone know for sure?

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been doing some color comparisons. i'm mostly thinking i have some pretty good selections & they're going to pop like pro-level selections:

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reworked the inlays for legibility & to fill the space better
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seems like i could make the "ultimate" a bit smaller here for denom legibility. i have to revisit them since i saved the PSD & lost some needed history to just return to the 25
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