Get Your Perfect Fit: A Guide to Custom Keycaps | mechanical keyboards - Goblintechkeys

Get Your Perfect Fit: A Guide to Custom Keycaps | mechanical keyboards

I. Introduction to Custom Keycaps

Custom keycaps are a great way to personalize your mechanical keyboard and make it truly your own. In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know to choose the perfect custom keycaps for your keyboard.

Benefits of Custom Keycaps

  • Personalization
  • Improved Typing Experience
  • Protection against Key Wear and Tear

Understanding Keyboard Size, Material, and Profile

  • Keyboard size refers to the mechanical keyboard type, we have 60%, 65%, 75%, 80% and 100% mechanical keyboard.(explanation below)
  • Keycap material refers to the type of plastic used to make the keycap, ABS or PBT material(explanation below)
  • Keycap profile refers to the shape and height of the keycap, Cherry, OEM or SA(explanation below)

II. Choosing the Right keyboard size

Identifying Your Keyboard size(100% 108keys mechanical keyboard, 96% 98 keys mechanical keyboard, 80% 87 keys mechanical keyboard, 75% 82 keys mechanical keyboard, 65% 68 keys mechanical keyboard, and 60% 61 keys mechanical keyboard.)

    III. Keycap Material Options

    PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)

    • Higher quality material than ABS
    • Offers a matte, textured finish
    • Resistant to shine and wear

    ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

    • Commonly used in mass-produced keycaps
    • Offers a smooth, glossy finish
    • Prone to developing a "shine" over time

      Other Keycap Materials

      • POM (Polyoxymethylene)
      • PC (Polycarbonate)

      IV. Keycap Profile Options

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      Cherry profile keycap

      • A popular profile for custom keycaps
      • Rounded design with a curved surface

      OEM profile keycap

      • The most common profile for mass-produced keycaps
      • Rounded design with a flat surface

      SA profile keycap

      • A unique profile with a tall, cylindrical shape

      V. Designing Your Custom Keycap Set

      Keycap Color

      • Choose a color that complements your keyboard's design
      • Consider purchasing a keycap set that includes different shades of the same color

      Keycap Printing

      • Choose a font and text color that is easy to read
      • Decide whether you want printed or blank keycaps

      Keycap Design

      • Choose a design that reflects your personal style
      • Look for keycap sets that include custom designs or create your own using a keycap designer tool

      VI. Buying Custom Keycaps

      Online Retailers

      goblintechkeys 3d design priting technique

      • (what so special about us is we do 3d design printing, which others website is not offering, no moq needed)
      • diykeycap
      • Amazon
      • AliExpress

      Group Buys

      • Join a group buy to purchase custom keycaps at a discounted price
      • Check online forums and communities for group buy opportunities

      VII. Conclusion

      Custom keycaps are a great way to personalize your mechanical keyboard and improve your typing experience. When choosing custom keycaps, consider the size, material, profile, color, printing, and design options. By following these tips, you can find the perfect custom keycaps to fit your mechanical keyboard.

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