Some things to know about ceramic chips...
While the chips are commonly referred to as ceramic, they are actually made of a special plastic/resin compound that is injected into a mold. The blank chips we use are solid material throughout. We do not use metal slugs that are commonly used in cheaper chips to add weight.
The graphic design is applied to the blank chips via a process called dye sublimation. This printing process uses heat and pressure to infuse the ink into the chips surface. This benefit of this method is that the image won't wear off, or peel off like a label since the ink is deep into the surface of the chip.
Printing the images on the chips is a manual process and it can result in variations between chips. While these variations are generally very minor, It's important to know that they can and will occur. During normal play, most gamers won't even notice them. Here are some of the types of variations that you might see if you purchase ceramic chips.
- Color Bleed - with lighter colors, you may see occurrences of color from the face bleed onto the edges.
- Centering - minor variations in the centering of the graphic on the chip is possible, as the are aligned by hand.
- Dimples - ceramic poker chips have a small dimple on the rolling edge of each chip.
To minimize the occurrence of these variations, we have chosen to use a very experienced and reputable manufacturer.