Author Topic: Where to have keycaps lasered?  (Read 856 times)

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Offline rxmd

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Where to have keycaps lasered?
« on: Tue, 26 October 2010, 03:40:39 »
Hi guys & gals,

I'm interested in having extra letters for different alphabets lasered on my keycaps and would like to find a company doing that kind of service.

It'll be a one-off job, and looking in a business directory for "keycap lasering" is unlikely to turn up much. What kind of company would have the equipment to laser extra letters into small plastic parts?

EDIT: I'm aware that some filling in would be required, but I can do that myself (been doing that with engraved lettering on cameras), so not a problem.

EDIT 2: Printing would be OK, too, but lasering seems to be more robust, I'm a bit skeptical about the lacquer cover necessary with pad printed lettering.
« Last Edit: Tue, 26 October 2010, 03:49:04 by rxmd »

Offline WhiteRice

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Where to have keycaps lasered?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 26 October 2010, 06:11:58 »
Having a company do one set will be very expensive. If you can do the cad layout yourself, you just have to find someone with a laser cutter then. The architects at my university have one.

Offline rxmd

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Where to have keycaps lasered?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 26 October 2010, 06:39:01 »
Is the layout basically just a vector representation of the shape of the letter in some CAD-specific format? Sounds doable if it's so.

Offline WhiteRice

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Where to have keycaps lasered?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 26 October 2010, 06:42:32 »
I'm unsure of the specifics