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i am sure mine are white.
and not yellow, and i am sure its lazer as it has groooves..
when removing the infill with my knife.






note the E is not wear, as i have never used the key and immediately changed to red ducky key!
i carved out the infill with my knife. pretty much confirms it that ducky did have normal lazered keys.. as i removed the layer of infill that comes out of the key, and there is infill left. in the key self.
key comes from my ducky 1087.
Edited by runeazn - 6/5/11 at 3:27pm
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A better test is using acetone. Fingernail polish remover should work.
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post #3 of 21
I was able to determine that the Ducky has laser engraved keys without frantically attacking one with a knife.

I'm a cool guy like that.

EDIT: After reading it again, I think I get what runeazn is getting at. Infilled keycaps are never perfectly white - they tend to be a tan-yellow colour or an off-white grey. Thus they are not necessarily always yellowish. You can see the contrast on the lettering on the Ducky keys is quite low (the letters look kinda grey in the last two pics). It's nowhere near as sharp as it would have been if it was double shot or dye sub (well, you can't dye sub white onto black, but the principle holds with different colour combinations)
Edited by ch_123 - 6/5/11 at 4:21pm
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Mo i am saying my keycaps are white as it can get.
I ask myself why people say thy are yellow. They totally are not
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Mo i am saying my keycaps are white as it can get.
I ask myself why people say thy are yellow. They totally are not
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post #6 of 21
They don't really look white in any pictures I've seen, including yours. Infilled keys are always slightly off.

Look quite Yellow here
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post #7 of 21
People expect a pure bright white like a pad printed keyboard then when it's off white they whine about it.
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post #8 of 21
Or double shots.

I think there are issues with doing reliable pad printing on rough surface keycaps. Which is why stuff like the IBM Model M13 turned out to be such a disaster. AFAIK, for doing white on black printing on PBT keycaps, you're limited to double shot or laser with infill.
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I got a DK-9008



shot of one of the keys
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^ Yea those are pad printed.
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