Chips arrived around noon today. Here's the mountain of chips
Here they are racked and stacked
Overall I am quite pleased. The 5k is my favorite of the batch. Virtually no bleeding issues and most of the ones I got that aren't spot on aligned are pretty durn close. The big disappointment is the 10k chip. In contrast to the 5k chip, the unaligned chips are in greater quantity and color bleeding is significant. Hey, I didn't pony up for aligned chips, so I'm not
bitching, but in contrast to the 5k chips, it's an obvious difference in quality. Here's a pic of a stack of unaligned, bleeding chips next to a stack of mostly aligned.
As you can see, the white spots look pink at first glance in the stack on the left. Also note the third chip down in the stack on the right. The edge pattern is way off. Fortunately, only a few chips suffer from this problem.
Contrast this with the 100k chip which doesn't suffer from bleeding at all, even on a chip as misaligned as you can get.
The 25k chip has a few problems with bleeding as well.
This chip also suffers from miscentered face printing, resulting in a white crecent along the edge of the chip.
My overall impression is that I'm very happy with the chips I got at the price I paid. When looking at stacks of chips, across the table, the overall appearance is quite pleasing. If you inspect chips individually looking for flaws, you will find some. I didn't expect perfection at this price and although I haven't counted, the overall defect percentage seems to be low. My only wish is that the 10k chip didn't have so many bleeders.