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[IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
« on: Tue, 23 December 2014, 09:04:56 »
So I was wondering if anyone would be interested in these. I am by no means an incredible artist or claim to be. I just like to doodle and can draw pretty good as long as I have a reference picture.

This is my work-mat I have used for about 4 years now: http://imgur.com/a/1UcGZ
It is the perfect size for a poker and a mouse. I also used this to play card games such as Magic.

I am just curious to see if people would be interested in this sort of thing. I am currently trying to find blank mats that are the size of tekmats. No luck so far. 

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Re: [IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 23 December 2014, 09:40:04 »
So its just cloth?

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Re: [IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
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Re: [IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 23 December 2014, 09:49:09 »
I have some interest in this. I was looking at a desk mat to order last night, but wasn't keen on spending $30 for a huge mousepad.

Might spend that much on one if it is custom.
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Re: [IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 23 December 2014, 10:01:12 »
Again that one is pretty old. I will create another one and showcase it. I use sharpies and paint pens to create them. This was originally just a blank red mat. They come in a huge array of colors.

Re: [IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 23 December 2014, 10:03:02 »
I regularly use a playmat that I got for MTG. They work really well, and fit on a smaller desk. But, it would be cool to see some non-mtg themed ones :).

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Re: [IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 23 December 2014, 10:17:39 »
I regularly use a playmat that I got for MTG. They work really well, and fit on a smaller desk. But, it would be cool to see some non-mtg themed ones :).

Yeah a lot of the gaming mats are fantasy or cartoon themed. It is why I created my own. I am thinking about playing with custom stencils and spray paint as well. Super easy to create stencils online but I don't know how spray paint will hold up on the material.

Re: [IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 23 December 2014, 10:29:20 »
Yeah, it might peel off, or at least feel weird on the fabric. You would be better off using ink of some sort. something without polymers in it which will create a film. A friend of mine purchased a plain mat and drew/colored Pokemon on it with felt tip permanent markers. It came out pretty awesome looking. There are also a few companies that do custom prints as well.

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Re: [IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 23 December 2014, 10:31:20 »
Interested as well. Would like to stop having a drawer liner under my keyboard ahha (I have some under the pcb too)

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Re: [IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 23 December 2014, 23:00:51 »
I am interested, and this is a great way to personalize a setup even further.

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Re: [IC] Custom Keyboard Mats
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 23 December 2014, 23:07:10 »
Ate you going to go through someone like InkedPlaymats or something? That is when I got my custom mat and it is pretty sweet.
These things by the way are also passable for mouse mats. Not the greatest, but passable.
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