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I ordered the special edition OCN ducky back when they were available and I noticed the lettering on my WASD along with other keys wearing off a bit after about two weeks worth of use. None of the lettering is completely gone, but obviously worn. The special edition print is laser etched and dye filled. Is this normal for that type of printing?
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Not really sure but even if the white fades you will still be left with the black engravings which IMO looks pretty cool.
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It's normal no matter what the form of printing is.

The only difference is how long it takes. PBT & Lazer printing are more durrable than ABS and Pad Printing.
Both will ware non the less.

Keeping your hands clean will help reduce wear and tear as the more oil on your finger tips, the more the keycaps will wear down.
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Wash your hands with soap before typing. That usually gets my hands dry. Don't put on any hand lotion right before you type. Otherwise, this is normal.
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post #5 of 89
kinda fast for 2 weeks in my opinion
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Some people just have killer hands, some people can turn a filco glossy in a week
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Originally Posted by godofdeath View Post
kinda fast for 2 weeks in my opinion
Not at all, it took me about 1.5 weeks to turn my laptop into a piece of shiny chicklet action.

My Ducky lasted longer, but I can tell its getting shiny on the J, K, Q, E, A, & I keys.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
It's normal no matter what the form of printing is.
My set of 25-year old keyboards disagrees with your claim.

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None of the lettering is completely gone, but obviously worn. The special edition print is laser etched and dye filled. Is this normal for that type of printing?
Well, infilled laser engraved keys are a real crap-shoot when it comes to durability. Still, 2 weeks is somewhat worrying given the price of those keyboards.
Edited by ch_123 - 5/31/11 at 4:46am
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My set of 25-year old keyboards disagrees with your claim that legends wearing off after 2 weeks is 'normal'.
Doubleshot Model M keycaps?

Showing wear and tear after 2 weeks is pretty normal for most key printing methods.
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Keep in mind tator probably puts 1mil keystrokes into the majority of his keys every day
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