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Offline MikeTheTiger

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[IC] DSA 8-Bit
« on: Mon, 11 October 2021, 19:35:58 »
DSA 8-Bit

DSA 8-Bit is a keyset that will be manufactured by Signature Plastics in dyesub PBT. With permission from Trashman himself, DSA 8-Bit pays homage to the original XDA run. It uses the original glyphs that were used for the XDA version, but instead of text modifiers uses the brilliant icons that were part of the original keyset. It will be offered in a 40% first base kit, with add-on kits to support other layouts, based on feedback. This set has been secretly developing in the 40% community and will go to group buy in a few weeks (no date is set yet).

* 40% First Base kit
* Add-on kits based on feedback
* Keycap color codes: GDE, GKK
* PBT Dysublimation in DSA profile
* Manufactured by Signature Plastics

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If you are interested in seeing compatibility for other layouts, please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjGTkhN8UqKuY3pRj4T71dPeLrxEgMqDxkWLpjR2DNTpJLTA/viewform?usp=sf_link
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Offline tsquash

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Re: [IC] DSA 8-Bit
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 11 October 2021, 19:44:41 »
Looks great! GLWIC  :thumb:

Offline MikeTheTiger

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Offline NovaRMK

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Re: [IC] DSA 8-Bit
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 11 October 2021, 20:02:59 »
Any chance for a normal-sized mod kit like the original XDA run?


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Re: [IC] DSA 8-Bit
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 11 October 2021, 20:06:09 »
Any chance for a normal-sized mod kit like the original XDA run?

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Yes, but it would use icons instead of text.

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Re: [IC] DSA 8-Bit
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 12 October 2021, 17:55:35 »
So, I received a preliminary quote from SP this morning and it looks like dyesub from them is pretty expensive. So much, that the set cannot be made in the US and be done at an affordable price. After chatting with Trashman, I realize that is why most dyesub PBT is done overseas. Melissa said "sublimation is very labor intensive" and that it actually costs more than 2-shot keycaps...at least from SP. With that said, I'm disappointed to announce that DSA 8-Bit will have to be shelved until I can sort out an alternative manufacturer.

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Re: [IC] DSA 8-Bit
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 13 October 2021, 11:45:01 »
not even 24 hours and put on hold already?

Offline Volny

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Re: [IC] DSA 8-Bit
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 18:29:45 »
The thing about SP is that their dyesub is really nice and crisp, which for a pixelated aesthetic will be more important than ever. If you can't find a manufacturer of similar quality, maybe consider doubleshot?

Also, I'm not into the 8-bit aesthetic, so take what I say with a grain of salt. But it seems to me that a set like this screams out for some icon- and graphic-based novelties.