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Nah, but I do average around 3000 keys an hour.

3000 x 24 = 72,000 Keys a day.
Your whatpulse disagrees with you, showing only 15-25k keys per day.

Have you stopped using whatpulse?
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post #22 of 89
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Those are pad printed, basically super stickers his is plastic which is laser engraved to leave etching in the plastic, the etching is then filled with paint it makes sense that the paint will dull quickly but it also should take awhile to actually go away as it gets tougher and tougher to get the skin into the engraving and pull up the particles of paint.
Isnt pad printing better then?
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post #23 of 89
But it still wears much quicker and easily than pad printing with decals, despite costing quite a bit more. I'd say in its defense that it looks better, but apparently that's only for the first two weeks of the keyboard's life.

Cherry themselves have a rather swish laser printing with infill method that seems to last a long while, too bad the Asian OEMs haven't copped onto it.

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Isnt pad printing better then?
That's how I read it too
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Isnt pad printing better then?
His paint will fade but the lettering itself will really never fade it will just become black on black. Normally the lasering is done on a white key so it gets dark and that will last forever, I'm really not a fan of the paint infill I would much rather get the black on black.
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post #25 of 89
Again, the problem is that the paint isn't going to wear in the same manner across all the different keys, so you'll end up with a keyboard that looks balls. I'd rather put up with the decals on pad printed keys, or buy a keyboard half the price that has decent key printing.
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post #27 of 89
So, you spend $140 to get the keyboard, and then have to spend $35 to get keycaps that don't start looking crap after 2 weeks? Now, factor in shipping costs, and you're getting into the Topre price range for a generic Cherry keyboard. Sounds like a bit of a scam to me.
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post #28 of 89
Maybe it's a totally different type of key on the Logitech G15 (I know it's not mech, but I mean the way the lettering is done and whatnot), but after three years, my old G15 still has absolutely no wear on any keys, at least nothing that one is able to see without inspection.

Don't get me wrong, I've had the keys on both my older n52 and n52te wear, but not on my Logitech. I'd be pretty upset if I paid the money these mech keyboards cost, only to have the key caps wear out that fast.
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post #29 of 89
This is why I have my Filco, it might get shinny but these letters are never coming off.
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post #30 of 89
Depends. I've seen some rather nasty pictures of legend wear on Filco keyboards.

The same keyboards tend to wear at different rates for different people, implying that various environmental factors come into play. But still, some keyboards are known to wear easily, and others just don't seem to wear ever.
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