CdG - French Blue Shades

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I started punching, trimming and sorting CdG this weekend. There are 3 different shades of French Bleu.:oops: Too bad the darkest is the preferable shade and is only on one countersheet. :(
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Something must have happened at the printers this time around. On my copies there are two slightly different shades.
 

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My copy should be arriving soon... I certainly hope the color variations are not as broad as those of the Russians which I have accumulated over the years.
 

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Mine are the same, in fact one counter sheet has blue that varies from one side to the other. But at least they aren't purple (my KGP II), or die cut offset so far it cuts into the counter info (my BV AFVs), or the information is so blurry it can't be read (my Pegasus Bridge).

I've always found it ironic that many TPP (esp. BFP and LFT) have FAR better counter quality than MMP's products. Go figure.
 

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not quite. The 1940 French is the lightest shade and their ordinance (sheet 5 of 11) is darkest shade,
I'm getting a similar distribution so I don't think we'll be able to swap countersheets (if we wanted to) to even out the blue colors.
 

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I would agree there are two slightly different shades but nothing egregious. Differences between various vintages of German/Soviet/American counters have been much more pronounced.
Good grief, yes. These are all obviously French, no real issue. My Russians range from "Is that British?" to "hard to read black on that deep a brown."
 

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The Russian shades differences is a rather weak argument, as they are due to different publications along past thirty years.
As much as I don't mind about the variations of the French blues, it remains a problem that they occured within the same print run.
I presume that MMP will have a discussion with the printer on that question.
 
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I presume that MMP will have a discussion with the printer on that question.
Accoring to Brian Y on FB, they plan to contact the printer when the current situation allows it.

I too was surprised to see the different shades of blue (not that my copies were all that bad) from MMP's printer - don't think I seen that before from the current printer.
 

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Am I the only one whose counter sheets appear to have uniform coloring? I'm not seeing the difference on mine that are in the pics.
 

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I find the differences of shades very slight.
I am not sure that I would have noticed them if nobody had spoken of them.
 
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