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It’s difficult to discern colors from photos (remember the blue vs white dress meme?) but that 1k, as well as the CASINO KNIGHT font, looks green.

I’d consider upping the font size on all the words.
 

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The edge spots on the proofs are unaligned (or is there other artwork on the edge?). Make sure that is what you are expecting and perhaps see an angled shot how you can see how the edges meet better.
 

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I was concerned by the picture of the faces the edgespots were not aligned but your second picture they appear ok
I also agree the thousand looks a bit green opposed to yellow
 

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Hi There,

You use what appears to be an almost identical blue edge spot on the 1 and the 5 chip. I would recommend changing 1 of these so there is more contrast. Perhaps make one of them yellow or orange.
 

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Using identical spot colors on multiple chips is a bad idea in general (and the Pharaoh's Club chips don't have shared spot colors, either). The blue spots on 1 and 5, and the pink spots on 25 and 500 both fail this test, plus the green spot on the 5 matching the 25 base color.

The 1 and 500 chip base colors are way too close for my liking, although they may not ever be in play simultaneously. I'd also be concerned with your 100 and 500 colors in play together. General rule is to make one chip dark and the other one light, but never make both chips dark, and never make both chips light shades:
  • jet black 100 and light purple/lavender 500, or
  • charcoal/grey 100 and dark purple 500
Messing up the latter has ruined many otherwise stellar tournament sets over the decades.
 

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I’d be a little concerned about dirty stack issues between the 5 and 25. Maybe replace the green spot on the 5 with yellow, and make the pink spot on the 25 lighter?
 

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I understand... they are supposed to be identical. I was taking my inspiration from the attached photo! :)
You can take that inspiration and improve on it. It will look much better to create contrast with different colors.
 

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It's a marathon, not a sprint -- no bonus points awarded for speed. :)

Take the time needed to get it right.
 

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I would caution you not to use an edge spot that is too close in colour to another edge spot or a base colour of a chip that is within 1 or even within 2 sequential denominations of each other, because of the potential for dirty stacks especially in low light conditions. If you must, then be prepared to at least vary the edge spot design in terms of number/width/colour combination, etc. Repeated wide spot patterns likely have the most problems.
 

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Again... the lot of folks chiming in LONG after the critiques and final design was sent thru... saying 'to get it right' and how the edge spots are off.
I'm not sure how anyone will mistake a red $5 for a green $25... but I don't have the stacks in front of me yet.
 

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Again... the lot of folks chiming in LONG after the critiques and final design was sent thru... saying 'to get it right' and how the edge spots are off.
I'm not sure how anyone will mistake a red $5 for a green $25... but I don't have the stacks in front of me yet.
I make no specific recommendations, just stating my own preferences for chip design guidelines. If you like what you made, and won't have any difficulties with them during play, then that's great, and everything else around you is noise. Just keep playing.

It's impossible to design by consensus because people have too many opinions that, sooner or later, will conflict. This is why the most successful GB/NAGB designs are headed by individuals or very small groups of designers and/or experienced players/collectors.
 

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Again... the lot of folks chiming in LONG after the critiques and final design was sent thru... saying 'to get it right' and how the edge spots are off.
I'm not sure how anyone will mistake a red $5 for a green $25... but I don't have the stacks in front of me yet.
This sounds more like 'rushed-order syndrome' to me. The time to ask for input is BEFORE the order goes in, not after.... and allowing ample time for meaningful feedback to be received and discussed. A day or two is not sufficient.

Live and learn.
 

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I'm not sure how anyone will mistake a red $5 for a green $25... but I don't have the stacks in front of me yet.
Next time you are in NOLA go play at Harrahs. The green spot on their $5 is really close to the $25 base and the stacks get really dirty, even by French quarter standards
 

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Again... the lot of folks chiming in LONG after the critiques and final design was sent thru... saying 'to get it right' and how the edge spots are off.
I'm not sure how anyone will mistake a red $5 for a green $25... but I don't have the stacks in front of me yet.
Dirty stacks just mean that it can be hard to see one out of place $5 chip in a stack in a stack of $25's, or vice versa. For example, the 5 and 25 share the the green color, and red/gold and pink/yellow may be close enough that they can be hard to distinguish in a stack.

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This sounds more like 'rushed-order syndrome' to me. The time to ask for input is BEFORE the order goes in, not after.... and allowing ample time for meaningful feedback to be received and discussed. A day or two is not sufficient.

Live and learn.
Oh, is that what it sounds like?

I posted the pictures and proofs *BEFORE* the order went in looking for critiques, NOT after. It wasn't until after the order was placed that you chimed in. Had I known YOU needed a day or two I would have held off on the order so my chips could get your blessing.

I hate that my chips may not live up to your standards.
 
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