New shaped inlays added (well, old ones reinstated) (1 Viewer)

David Spragg

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In order to make some samples for a potential licensee order over here we had to attempt to fix the shaped inlay punches which had not been offered for a couple of years.
We managed to do that, but also identified that no matter what we do, we can only punch one hub inlay at a time, 100% manually, and have had to significantly increase the cost of that shape. Orders in the pipeline for shaped inlays will of course have their prices honoured.

A little explanation, as I always try to provide......

The nature of shaped inlays means there is always a higher level of wastage than circular inlays - not just at the punching stage but also after applying them, as they have a greater tendency to move off center. Therefore, there is an intrinsic extra cost for all shapes.

So, the SCA, which can be produced at close to the rate of a round inlay, costs us about 40c extra overall. The COG produces at the same rate but with a fraction more wastage.
The 4-POINTS, 4-NOTCH & TRI-MOON still punch multiples but are slower so there is more labor and overhead. Finally the HUB as mentioned above is a LOT of work.
While the premiums might appear significant and might look profitable for us, I guarantee they are not, and the factory (well Jim in particular as he does the inlay punching) will not thank you for placing large orders on them :)


You can see the shapes and prices here:
http://www.classicpokerchips.com/pokerchips/realclay/edgespots.htm

I don't have any samples available for anyone right now as the Horsehead mold is not installed at present and I would have added the samples to the set. I may have a few left over from the ones I've just had made (FDL I believe)
 
Cog and Hub are my favorites. :)
 
scallop is still my favorite, but i'm really glad to see tri-moon and 4-points make their comebacks.

my biggest challenge is finding the shaped inlay that works best with a given spot pattern, but that's the fun part isn't it? ;)
 
I don't care for points or notches at all... but I look forward to having my mind changed when someone makes beautiful chips with them.
 
I don't care for points or notches at all... but I look forward to having my mind changed when someone makes beautiful chips with them.

I always like the 4-point for a $25 chip. I guess the quarter segments sort of subconsciously pulls me to that denom :)
 
I don't care for points or notches at all... but I look forward to having my mind changed when someone makes beautiful chips with them.

Not my favorites to be honest but there are sets out there that use them where the owners are looking to add-on. The Tri-Moon shape is actually one that was used a long time ago (although this is a newer punch) on 44mm scroll molds in UK casinos.
 
Excellent! I was waiting for this.

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Shaped inlays are the boss! Baller money though! Makes them all the more desirable.
 
Figures that I'm a total hub inlay fanatic. Now even more pennies that I need to save up.... lol
 
Generally not my thing but great to see additional options available from CPC.
 
I'm excited to do my next set with shaped inlays.
 

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