Steel City Poker - ABC Ceramics

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‘Faight’s’ Steel City Poker

UPDATE 12/10/20:

Took advantage of BR Pros Black Friday sale and added another 500 chips. Added a nickel for micro stakes with the kids. Added on to all the other denoms, total set is now 1100 chips and 70 plaques.

UPDATE 6/29/20:
I went with the yellow 5 and had a couple racks made, Plus some more plaques. May add a black $100 plaque at some point

ORIGINAL POST 4/17/20:
OK so this set isn’t complete yet. I was going to wait until it is complete and I have better pictures, but since that is a month or more away here they are and I’ll update it later.

I sold off a couple cash sets to get my CPC tourney set made, but it still killed me not to have a good cash set. I’ve picked up a couple cheap sets - Freddie’s and Fox Dens, I didn’t like either a whole lot and we started getting more cash games going. As much as I would love more CPCs, I wanted something different and had an idea for ceramics for a while, so ABC it was!

@p5woody did the design. We started with the label he did for my tourney set. I wanted each chip monotone to give the look of clay solids, but still take advantage of the ceramic design versatility. Originally I wanted ‘Steel City Poker Circuit’ with my personalized faux label - so it would be a fantasy/personalized mix as ‘my’ cardroom being part of a city wide group. As more was added to the face it was a lot of words, so we cut it to just ‘Steel City Poker’ and I loved it. A couple more tweaks and we were there!
I say it’s not complete because of the $5’s. I was pretty sure I wanted chocolate, but thought maybe grey as well. I ordered 100 quarters and 300 $1’s, then 25 each of the different $5’s and a couple stacks of the $20 chips even though I had the plaques made. Neither $5 really worked. They both looked great, but the chocolate didn’t stand out against the orange quarters, and the grey doesn’t stand out enough against the blue $1s. I’m going to have some more $5 options made in a much darker chocolate, as well as maroon. Once the $5’s right I’ll order two racks of those and more $20 plaques. We may not need it, but I think I’ll do a grey/black $100 plaque.

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Holy smokes! What a great set! Love the design using up all the available printed space offered by ceramics.

Another great job by both woody and ABC! Would love to see some action shots of these in the future.
 

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I love the colors of the quarter and the one, they really hit a sweet spot for me. I can see how they put you in a corner for the $5s though. Obviously I'm partial to Cali colors, but a yellow $5 might be your ticket :)
 

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Would love to see some action shots of these in the future.

I usually don’t take pictures during games. But with all that’s going on... I CANT WAIT TO DO SO!!!

I love the colors of the quarter and the one, they really hit a sweet spot for me. I can see how they put you in a corner for the $5s though. Obviously I'm partial to Cali colors, but a yellow $5 might be your ticket :)

hmmmm..... maybe......
 

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Those are some great looking chips. Any chance you might be willing to part with some samples? I'm not only interested in the chips you decide for your final set, but also samples of the ones that don't quite make it. If you're willing to part with some, I'd be interested to find out the CMYK code for the colors used to help me calibrate what I see on my monitor with designs I might conjure up.

Thanks.
 

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Those are some great looking chips. Any chance you might be willing to part with some samples? I'm not only interested in the chips you decide for your final set, but also samples of the ones that don't quite make it. If you're willing to part with some, I'd be interested to find out the CMYK code for the colors used to help me calibrate what I see on my monitor with designs I might conjure up.

Thanks.

Thanks!

No sample sets, sorry. I will pm you though for help with your colors
 

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In the 10th, 11th, and 12th photos, the 5s are grey, right? They look a bit lavender in the photos. It may be due to the contrast with the other colors.

I like the background color of the $20 plaques. It looks like a light shade of green. It's pretty close to what I was thinking for my potential $20 chips.
 

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In the 10th, 11th, and 12th photos, the 5s are grey, right? They look a bit lavender in the photos. It may be due to the contrast with the other colors.

I like the background color of the $20 plaques. It looks like a light shade of green. It's pretty close to what I was thinking for my potential $20 chips.

Correct, in those pictures it’s grey, there is no lavender to it. Someday I’ll become a better chip photographer and be able to capture the actual colors!
 

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I think it has more to do with my eyes (or brain; optical illusion), or my screen than your photography.
 

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I love the colors of the quarter and the one, they really hit a sweet spot for me. I can see how they put you in a corner for the $5s though. Obviously I'm partial to Cali colors, but a yellow $5 might be your ticket :)

You were right, just had some more colors test printed by ABC and yellow is the winner!

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Finally got my yellow 5’s and had some time on a sunny day to take some pics!! It had been difficult to capture the colors, but I think I got it here....


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I literally said wow out loud when I scrolled down and saw the set complete with the yellow five, this is really special! Amazing work with the design and the production, bravo to everyone involved.
 

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Had a sunny day off so grabbed a cigar and got all my chips out on the deck for some pics. Added a nickel for micro stakes with the kids. Also added on to the $.25, $1, and $5. When we first designed them an alt idea was the faux inlay not being monochrome with the rest of the chip, so I had the new racks printed that way. Also went with all hex faux inlay because that ones grown on me the most. I’ll have no problem with these getting mixed up because the outside colors are all the same. Had more plaques printed as well
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One of my few favorite ceramic sets. Love to see the family grow! And love the quality and customer service from @ABC Gifts and Awards / @BR Pro Poker too!
Thanks, I really appreciate it!! I really wanted to get these right, to love how they turned out, and I did! Since they’re personalized hopefully they’ll be in the family for a long time... that’s also why I added a lot of higher denoms that I don’t need for current games
 

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