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Offline CaptusKeys

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Mimicking the symbiosis of flesh and bone, the base set is sure to give you shivers. 
We set out a goal to manufacture each keycap with a unique gradient accomplished via thermal sublimation of PBT plastic.
Inspired by various aesthetics, the set was designed to be something that hasn't been done before.
The release features two sets: A base set with ANSI, ISO, numpad, extra spacebars, and a corresponding aluminum novelty keycap
with a special electroplated gradient hue, which will also be available separately. We decided to go with the SA profile, as it's a smooth,
robust, rounded profile, perfect for the vision of meshing gradients we set out for this release.


Kit Renders


Rama U80-A

KeliumWorks Pillow65



Artisanal (anodized aluminum)


Desk mat

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cmyk(0,92,73,11)
cmyk(0,2,11,3)
Note: Pantone colors are not provided, because manufacturing will be done with dye-sublimation printing (otherwise known as thermal sublimation).


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We are a small company composed of keyboard enthusiasts and folks who work in industrial design.
Our goal is to experiment with various manufacturing techniques on different types of Aluminium, PBT/ABS plastic sublimation and dyeing procedures in order to bring unique,
one-of-a-kind keycap ideas to life. The brand aesthetic we are looking to build is of functionality, minimalism and designs narrated by a strong foundation of thought and story.



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If you're interested in collaborating with us, feel free to get in contact via our discord or company email.

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TBA, but most likely your usual ones

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Offline of_sam

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 11:20:31 »
Are you going to keep spamming bad sets?

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 11:24:10 »
Are you going to keep spamming bad sets?

We are sorry that you don't like it, we are actively working to create new designs, that I am sure you will love!

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 11:27:56 »
please don't rush out set's like this, there wasn't much thought put into this one right? cus those gradients on each of those caps will be next to impossible
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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 11:36:19 »
please don't rush out set's like this, there wasn't much thought put into this one right? cus those gradients on each of those caps will be next to impossible

We use 5-side sublimation, we have talked with our specialist partner and they said it is possible to make!

Offline S61

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 11:45:32 »
cooool ramp red color~~~~

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 12:24:42 »
This is a shame. These colors would be pretty nice if the gradient wasn't next to impossible to create.

What's with the font? I would much rather prefer ye olde SA font over this.

The base kit is too small. Look at any other base kit for the keys you should have at the very least. Good luck though, adding more keys would bring the price from 6 figures to 6 figures and 20 dollars.


Offline Vegas_

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 12:38:37 »
this is an extremely novel concept & I'm super intrigued to see how it works out! individual gradients on each key is unheard of, but with in-house manufacturing it may just be possible! QC is something a little concerning to me though..

would be interested to see some prototypes as a proof of concept! i think this is a very unique idea and i wish you the best of luck with it :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 12:41:04 »
this is an extremely novel concept & I'm super intrigued to see how it works out! individual gradients on each key is unheard of, but with in-house manufacturing it may just be possible! QC is something a little concerning to me though..

would be interested to see some prototypes as a proof of concept! i think this is a very unique idea and i wish you the best of luck with it :thumb:

Thank you! We are working on prototypes to prove that it can be done, it will be posted as soon as we get it!

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 12:41:46 »
This is a shame. These colors would be pretty nice if the gradient wasn't next to impossible to create.

What's with the font? I would much rather prefer ye olde SA font over this.

The base kit is too small. Look at any other base kit for the keys you should have at the very least. Good luck though, adding more keys would bring the price from 6 figures to 6 figures and 20 dollars.

Thank you for the feedback! We are going to make some renders and post them as a new IC if they come out good!

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 12:45:15 »
Are you going to keep spamming bad sets?

Seriously? This is a "bad set"? They come with a new innovative style and for some reason people can only think of negative things to say...

I personally think this looks ****in' awesome. Good job Captus team, and thanks for bringing something new to the table. Looking forward to seeing how the prototypes turn out.

This is a shame. These colors would be pretty nice if the gradient wasn't next to impossible to create.

What's with the font? I would much rather prefer ye olde SA font over this.

The base kit is too small. Look at any other base kit for the keys you should have at the very least. Good luck though, adding more keys would bring the price from 6 figures to 6 figures and 20 dollars.
please don't rush out set's like this, there wasn't much thought put into this one right? cus those gradients on each of those caps will be next to impossible

How do you know it is impossible? This seems completely reasonable with the known capabilities of dye sub.

Offline Xonuss

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 13:32:39 »
This set looks amazing. If the gradient is achievable and QC is good, I'd definitely be in.

Offline kajahtaa

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 13:36:39 »
Maybe KAM would make more sense?

I like the look.

Offline fireworm

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 13:38:43 »
I think I'd love to buy a dyesub artisan with that fade.

I don't quite like the whole set...

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 14:04:16 »
Might just be me, but i think "pink wither" might of been a more accurate name.
« Last Edit: Sat, 30 January 2021, 15:14:24 by Havattack »

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 15:30:47 »

We are a small company composed of keyboard enthusiasts

very nice  :thumb:

If you're interested in collaborating with us

no

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 15:40:35 »
I think the gradient is pretty cool... but who is going to manu these?

edit: I'm stupid realized that you're manu. I'm now curious about the qc on this.
« Last Edit: Fri, 29 January 2021, 15:44:54 by Shironome »

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 22:55:08 »
Maybe it's just me but all the key capo renders look pink on every screen I see it on, it's not really crimson red at all. Also would love the mods to be all colored, or have the base all white as it is along with a separate mods kit colored the pinkish hue.

Offline atlanticise

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 02:05:28 »
This is an interesting idea, but the colour combi kinda hurts my eyes. Maybe this would be better if you tried to do the gradient in like a sunset kind of colour instead of neon on white.

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 13:09:04 »
Are you going to keep spamming bad sets?

what is bad about it? curious

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 20:18:08 »
Are you going to keep spamming bad sets?

what is bad about it? curious

would also like to know.. it's unique, has a relatively high-effort IC, and looks good IMO. guess he thinks it's "bad" because of his opinion?
« Last Edit: Tue, 02 February 2021, 20:19:47 by Livid »

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 03 February 2021, 00:23:02 »
anyway - would like to see some prototypes of these caps. people are doubting it, but if you pull it off I see nothing wrong with it. I don't have any comment on kitting, but visually it's a step up from many things that *dont* get bashed. The colors right now do feel kind of 'gross' and body-horror like, kind of reminds me of strained and bloodshot eyeballs (uncomfortable).

I guess a lot of people are bothered because you didn't pick color codes for color matching. I guess it's understandable, but if you're manufacturing it in-house I guess it might make the color-matching process doable even without references.
« Last Edit: Wed, 03 February 2021, 00:31:31 by Ustinj »

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 18:23:12 »
Really like the theme! Also, you guys could really hit a home run with these gradient caps :)

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 09:26:25 »
I can't wait to see the prototypes! I'm hyped for new colorway explorations with this technique

Offline Rumblethumps

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 10:10:48 »
Definitely unique! Never seen gradient keycaps before. It makes them look like they're glowing on their own with no backlight.

That being said, I'm not a huge fan of the colors. The gradient into the white makes the red look way too light to be called crimson; it almost looks pink. It sort of gives it an irritated skin type of feel. (Which would be cool if that was what you were going for, lol.)

Still looking forward to seeing the prototypes though, imagine all the possibilities if the gradient turns out to be feasible.

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 16:22:36 »
Definitely unique! Never seen gradient keycaps before. It makes them look like they're glowing on their own with no backlight.

That being said, I'm not a huge fan of the colors. The gradient into the white makes the red look way too light to be called crimson; it almost looks pink. It sort of gives it an irritated skin type of feel. (Which would be cool if that was what you were going for, lol.)

Still looking forward to seeing the prototypes though, imagine all the possibilities if the gradient turns out to be feasible.
"almost".... pshhh cracka, that's pink.

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 09:42:27 »
Are you going to keep spamming bad sets?

Seriously? This is a "bad set"? They come with a new innovative style and for some reason people can only think of negative things to say...

I personally think this looks ****in' awesome. Good job Captus team, and thanks for bringing something new to the table. Looking forward to seeing how the prototypes turn out.

This is a shame. These colors would be pretty nice if the gradient wasn't next to impossible to create.

What's with the font? I would much rather prefer ye olde SA font over this.

The base kit is too small. Look at any other base kit for the keys you should have at the very least. Good luck though, adding more keys would bring the price from 6 figures to 6 figures and 20 dollars.
please don't rush out set's like this, there wasn't much thought put into this one right? cus those gradients on each of those caps will be next to impossible

How do you know it is impossible? This seems completely reasonable with the known capabilities of dye sub.


i think it may be prejudice against non gmks


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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 10:00:48 »
The idea is very cool - but why didnít you wait till you had a proto? Itís a big ask for people to just ďtrustĒ thatís itís doable

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 17:11:37 »
The idea is very cool - but why didnít you wait till you had a proto? Itís a big ask for people to just ďtrustĒ thatís itís doable
money, money, moneyyyyyyyyyyy! Money!

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 17:39:04 »
Like the look, it's similar to that keyboard in taeha's intro. They font looks a bit weird for me but that's just my opinion.

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 29 May 2021, 03:24:41 »
looks interesting, but is this even possible tho?

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Re: [IC] SA Crimson Wither Base + Artisanal + Deskmat by Captus Keycaps
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 29 May 2021, 13:53:50 »
looks interesting, but is this even possible tho?


i'm interested to see this work... even if it's got issues... i'm still interested