Santa Ysabel $2s as a T1,000 chip for an HSI tournament set (1 Viewer)

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Hello,

My goal is building a tournament set with colors that pop and can handle:
1) T25 base tourney for up to 20 players.
2) T100 base single table tourney for up to 10 players.

I am not using the $1k HSI chips, but instead I am planning on using the Santa Ysabel $2 chips as a T1,000 chip. I plan on removing the existing inlays and replacing them with Gear labels. The reason for choosing the Santa Ysabel $2s is because they have yellow and orange edge spots and the colors pop.

Two HSI secondary chips use faux shaped inlays and they other two primary chips use inlays with a black background. Three of the HSI chips use a white text and one uses black text.

I am leaning towards using an inlay with a black background on the Santa Ysabel $2s. I am not sure if there would be enough contrast using an orange or melon colored faux shaped inlay with a white text so that the white text would start out enough to be easily read.

Lineup:
HSI $25 secondary as T25
HSI $100 primary as T100
HSI $500 primary as T500
Santa Ysabel $2 as T1,000
HSI $5k secondary as T5k

My questions regarding the Santa Ysabel $2s are:
Should I use a faux shaped inlay?
OR
Should I use an inlay with a black background?


I am curious to hear your thoughts/comments.

I took pictures using natural light, but I found it difficult for my camera to capture some of the bright colors especially the blaze orange.


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I would stick with the faux shaped inlay theme from the rest of the chips. I think that way they dont stand out by having a different design. However this is your set and either way will look absolutely gorgeous! You are building an killer set right there :tup:

Edit: I would also go with a dark background. Your point regarding visibility is for sure something to consider...
 

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love this setup
i would make the 1k label match up with the 5k
the 25s (2 digits) have a label of their own, the 100s and 500s (3 digits) match up , so natural progression the 1k should match up with the 5k(4 digits) black font and i think its called pointed star
 

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Beautiful line up chip wise.

I'm not a huge fan of the labels, as it triggers my OCD that they do not match. If it was me doing this project I would most likely be doing a full inlay replacement on all of the chips and go with a different label design all together.

Another option would be to do inlay replacement on the $1k as well as the $5k. The $5k label is not very coherent in the set with the others IMO. Although it is from the same casino, it doesn't really tie in all too well with the rest of the set, and would be improved by having a new white text based design like the other denoms.

Not sure this is very helpful, lol, but I think this set would definitely be taken to the next level with matching labels across all the denoms.
 

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That $2 is a beautiful chip, but IMO, it doesn't fit even vaguely into that spot progression.

If you don't care about spot progression, never mind. :cool
 

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Beautiful line up chip wise.

I'm not a huge fan of the labels, as it triggers my OCD that they do not match. If it was me doing this project I would most likely be doing a full inlay replacement on all of the chips and go with a different label design all together.

Another option would be to do inlay replacement on the $1k as well as the $5k. The $5k label is not very coherent in the set with the others IMO. Although it is from the same casino, it doesn't really tie in all too well with the rest of the set, and would be improved by having a new white text based design like the other denoms.

Not sure this is very helpful, lol, but I think this set would definitely be taken to the next level with matching labels across all the denoms.

I originally thought about creating a new design for the labels, but I got stuck on ideas. I think I might revisit that after just reading a thread about coming up with ideas for inlay designs/themes.

I agree with you about that the $5k's text being too dark and it would be improved by using a white colored text. I don't why the person(s) that created the inlay chose to use a dark text color on a dark background.

That $2 is a beautiful chip, but IMO, it doesn't fit even vaguely into that spot progression.

If you don't care about spot progression, never mind. :cool

The SY $2s are great looking chips. The SY $2s spot progression did cross my mind. I have been thinking about another option for the 1k chip that might fit and look better in this chip lineup.
 
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