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Title: Just got my first custom printed keycaps, what do you think?
Post by: swedishpiehole on Fri, 31 May 2019, 15:18:55
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Maxkeys will print anything you want on their keycaps so I decided to try it out. I made the layout in Illustrator using their template and created the symbols myself.
It cost $35 and took about 10 days to arrive.
If I had to do it over I'd probably make the symbols a little thicker, but I'm pretty happy with this look overall.
If only Maxkeys offered other keycap profiles and a PBT option!

P.S. There is a flaw on the legend of the left shift (it should have the same symbol as the right shift) so I asked them if they can fix it.
Title: Re: Just got my first custom printed keycaps, what do you think?
Post by: Findecanor on Fri, 31 May 2019, 19:37:26
All printed legends are on combinations with the Option key: :-
Title: Re: Just got my first custom printed keycaps, what do you think?
Post by: Sintpinty on Fri, 31 May 2019, 19:54:26
Caps printing looks very similar to the original alps, but looks very nice and professional.
Title: Re: Just got my first custom printed keycaps, what do you think?
Post by: swedishpiehole on Fri, 31 May 2019, 21:23:06
All printed legends are on combinations with the Option key: :-
Not sure what you mean by that...?
Title: Re: Just got my first custom printed keycaps, what do you think?
Post by: swedishpiehole on Fri, 31 May 2019, 21:24:36
Caps printing looks very similar to the original alps, but looks very nice and professional.
I was mostly inspired by old Apple keycaps. Have never seen original Alps ones!
Title: Re: Just got my first custom printed keycaps, what do you think?
Post by: Findecanor on Sat, 01 June 2019, 04:32:38
All printed legends are on combinations with the Option key: :-
Not sure what you mean by that...?
The convention is to have default symbol (no modifiers) in the lower/left corner, symbol with Shift in the top/left corner, symbols with Alt Gr in the lower/right and symbols with Alt Gr + Shift in the top/right.
On Mac, the Option key has the function of both the Alt and the Alt Gr key though.
Title: Re: Just got my first custom printed keycaps, what do you think?
Post by: Warrenified on Sat, 08 June 2019, 17:15:24
Love this font :D
Title: Re: Just got my first custom printed keycaps, what do you think?
Post by: Sintpinty on Thu, 13 June 2019, 20:15:28
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Maxkeys will print anything you want on their keycaps so I decided to try it out. I made the layout in Illustrator using their template and created the symbols myself.
It cost $35 and took about 10 days to arrive.
If I had to do it over I'd probably make the symbols a little thicker, but I'm pretty happy with this look overall.
If only Maxkeys offered other keycap profiles and a PBT option!

P.S. There is a flaw on the legend of the left shift (it should have the same symbol as the right shift) so I asked them if they can fix it.

niceeee
Title: Re: Just got my first custom printed keycaps, what do you think?
Post by: Sintpinty on Thu, 13 June 2019, 20:15:48
Good
Title: Re: Just got my first custom printed keycaps, what do you think?
Post by: ARKEYS on Fri, 14 June 2019, 23:14:54
maxxkeys do this? woah, gonna check them out.....nice keyset anyway :thumb: