And are aesthetically more pleasing.Besides aesthetics (who doesn't like awesome colors and edge spot patterns?), the following are most important in no particular order:
-Mold: Clay chips on molds with an outer ring are more durable and less prone to flea bites
-Inlay texture: This is purely a preference. I like textured inlays rather than smooth.
-Size: Larger chips outside of the "standard" 39mm chips feel and shuffle differently
In the end, it comes down to personal preference.
Happy to join the poker chip adventure! I have played poker for some time but only really payed attention to the chips and their quality after watching videos from Hobbyphilic and Chistopher M.'s videos. A big thanks to them for sharing their passion with such insight! As a first post, I'd like to know what your favorite chip feature is! What matters most to you? Is it transparency from the company that makes them? Its weight? The consistency in size/weight across denominations? Centering? Alignment? The diameter? Perhaps the denominations themselves? The way they stack on top of each other? The smooth edges? Or is it the colors?
Clearly, there is a lot to appreciate in poker chips! I would say my favorite chip feature is its clean edges. This can be seen with Paulson chips most notably: how they have straight shoulders and clean, smooth edges all round.
Looking forward to reading your preferences and learn from them!