Originally Posted by spikeithard
Thanks, a lot of info to chew on!
I think i'm leaning towards either full asm inlay or the custom paulson chips mold ones....
I have to receive those samples and see how they look because they say they put their own label and lamination over the existing inlay. Looks like they use the pharaoh chip! ?
Your right, I don't mind doing the mill work on the Avalon or pcr but the chance of error is there.
When I do receive the sample custom paulson chips, how can I test the quality of their 'inlay'overt the real inlay? Make sure it doesn't go above the chip? Can't peel off easily? Put water on it? Etc
Honestly, i dont have a clue how you would test it out. I would take a normal casino chip with a inlay and the stickered chip and feel them out. You gotta shuffle a few and sit and honestly work them over for a few weeks. Because once you get them, you gotta think your going to be working them over for a few years. They gotta meet your standards and feelings. I would assume you would not want the label to be too far over the edge, which would make them stack all funky... and that the label was not visible thru the new one.
Personally, if i want a paulson, i want a casino paulson or a hotstamped paulson, and i want it the way it was meant to be. If i want a custom chip, ill go buy a custom chip thru PGI or ASM. I would be too paranoid that if i milled some perfectly good Paulsons that a few milimeters could make them look weird, or screwed up. Little errors would stand out to me like a sore thumb. That is just money and chips down the tube. (again, just my opinion... some members have turned this into an artform..)
I would feel sinful milling some PCR's too, they are just too beautiful. I was never a fan of a hot stamp until i got the set... now i think i like hot stamps MORE then inlays.
Just keep getting samples and shuffle them for a few weeks. As you shuffle and play with them, note which ones you dont honestly care for, or feel cheap, and notice the ones you keep slipping to the top and enjoying. Get them greased up with your hands and see the differences.
You will figure it all out, we cant answer these questions, only you can.