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I didn't want to hi-jack the classified that led me to these so I started this thread.

These are nice...really nice. Mold presssed ceramics?

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The fine Ravenor Classic Chips are now available on a totally new blank type that brings together the best elements of clay pressed chips and ceramic chips, with impressively exquisite poker graphics pressed into the casino grade aligned ceramic chips, making perfect combinations of pressed poker impressions and alignments.

http://www.apollonchips.com/chipseries/the-ravenor-classic.html
 

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note that CPC does these as well (fifth chip down on the ceramic page here).

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Did not know that. Those are sweet. Thanks

Edit: I wonder if you can choose the more realistic edgespots like the pic in the first post.
 

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Jack mailed me a bunch of their chips. If you want samples I can send them to you to check out. The apolinni chips they do, namely the Dawn chips are flipping sweet!
 

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Yes, I'd love some samples to check out.
 

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These are the ones where the alignment is almost 100% perfect?
 

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These are the ones where the alignment is almost 100% perfect?

I have to be honest I have NO idea. I just have a solid sample set

These are the ones where the alignment is almost 100% perfect?

Actually I think Jack may have said the edge alignment on the CPCs was really tight. My sample set is from Sunfly
 

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Edit: I wonder if you can choose the more realistic edgespots like the pic in the first post.

Seems to me you could design the artwork any way you wanted? Not 100% sure though but based on the CPC and Ravenor pics it appears to be the case.
 

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Seems to me you could design the artwork any way you wanted? Not 100% sure though but based on the CPC and Ravenor pics it appears to be the case.

The chip is fully customizable. It's essentially just a molded ceramic
 
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...and to further that i'm 99% sure that any orders from CPC for these chips are done by Sunfly. As far a s artwork they are 100% custom. They do have some premade chips ie: The ravenor spotted and solid and lucid diamond. The also have a couple other lines with one line looking more like a classic Paulson look. These chips are f'n gorgeous! the inlay is on an ultra high resolution media covered by a really thick laminate....even heavier than Paulson's and looks just like glass.

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Actually I think Jack may have said the edge alignment on the CPCs was really tight. My sample set is from Sunfly

yeah they were damn near perfect, but...

...and to further that i'm 99% sure that any orders from CPC for these chips are done by Sunfly.

i agree with quicksilver. probably just sourced from sunfly and sold through CPC. i remember Poker Zombie saying in another thread that his alignment was so good just because he designed the artwork himself with near-perfect calculations of the rolling edge dimensions. i'd imagine it's the same here where it came down to CPC submitting really accurate rolling edge artwork.
 

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I have 3 sample sets of the Lucid Diamonds...while the colours are nice, I don't like the feel of the chips as much. They seem plastic-like when compared to other ceramics, even other Sunfly's. The printing wasn't as sharp as I expected, either. I had high hopes for these, but I don't like them as much as other ceramics.
 

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I have 3 sample sets of the Lucid Diamonds...while the colours are nice, I don't like the feel of the chips as much. They seem plastic-like when compared to other ceramics, even other Sunfly's. The printing wasn't as sharp as I expected, either. I had high hopes for these, but I don't like them as much as other ceramics.

absolutely agree with this. i was quite disappointed myself. i would still recommend that anyone looking for this style of ceramic look at CPC's hybrid line (the red chips pictured on their ceramic page here). it has an actual inlay/label on a ceramic chip with a pretty deep recess. they shuffle and stack great, sort of a mix between a normal ceramic and a BJ S2-type chip.
 

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I have 3 sample sets of the Lucid Diamonds...while the colours are nice, I don't like the feel of the chips as much. They seem plastic-like when compared to other ceramics, even other Sunfly's. The printing wasn't as sharp as I expected, either. I had high hopes for these, but I don't like them as much as other ceramics.

I will third this notion. Very meh on the sample set I have
 

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This is the Sunfly hybrid chip. I can send you my sample set on their diamond mold if you'd like

The Ravenor and Lucid Diamond chips have full-face printing; thus they are not hybrid chips. Hybrid chips have a recessed center with laminated label.

Sun-Fly printing is typically not up to par with custom ceramic chips produced in the US. The best solution for getting quality printing on Sun-Fly blanks (either apollon molds or hybrids) may be through PGI.
 

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from the horse's mouth (response in CPC discussion thread):

The sample sets are a mix of aligned and unaligned. If you pay that premium all the products will have the same quantity alignment. All our ceramics are on Sunfly materials as they offer a wider range of shapes and sizes.

i do think the samples i received from CPC are of a higher quality than the sunfly blanks i had samples of from circa 2007, which i guess isn't shocking, that they'd have changed something up in 7 years.

looks like the hybrid chip that i like so much is sunfly's apollon hybrid. strange because the violet dawning chip i had didn't really slay me, but seeing the samples from CPC with their logo and the "edgespot" mimicking rolling edge and face design got me on board. maybe its the subtler design that i like. at any rate, the answer regarding CPC's blanks is as expected.
 

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The chip is fully customizable. It's essentially just a molded ceramic
Hi, Brand new to the forum...was looking for info on Ravenor Chips and ended up seeing your posts....Do you still have any samples? Also, how do you like them? I was almost ready to buy China Pharaohs and stumbled across Ravenor Classic and really like the look. I also think they dont have sticker inlays.....Is there an easier way to buy them now with more flexibility on denoms? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hi, Brand new to the forum...was looking for info on Ravenor Chips and ended up seeing your posts....Do you still have any samples? Also, how do you like them? I was almost ready to buy China Pharaohs and stumbled across Ravenor Classic and really like the look. I also think they dont have sticker inlays.....Is there an easier way to buy them now with more flexibility on denoms? Any help would be appreciated.

Welcome to PCF. I actually have some prototypes coming on the cards mold. You can customize your own chips using the mold or just get the stock Ravenor chips. They look great in person too.
 

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Hi, Brand new to the forum...was looking for info on Ravenor Chips and ended up seeing your posts....Do you still have any samples? Also, how do you like them? I was almost ready to buy China Pharaohs and stumbled across Ravenor Classic and really like the look. I also think they dont have sticker inlays.....Is there an easier way to buy them now with more flexibility on denoms? Any help would be appreciated.

The Ravenor chips are full-face printed (not labels). I can send you some Lucid Diamond samples, which are basically the same chip with a different mold marking and a different printed image. Unless CPC offers better breakdown pricing (I have no idea, you'd have to check their web site), your best bet for the Ravenor chips is probably going directly through Sun-Fly's web site (200pc minimum, last I checked).

Having Sun-Fly create custom mold markings for your set is $4000 iirc.
 

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Tommy and BginGa, Thank you for your replies. I would like to get a sample of maybe 2 chips if possible from 1 of you guys, i dont think I would need more than that....How do we go about this? Also, what is CPC? Is that Classic Poker Chips? Thank you. This is helpful.
 

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Send me your address via convo and I'll mail you a couple of chips.
 
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