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So the keyboard guide states that the Deck Legend uses a dye sublimation/double shot combo. How exactly does this work? Theres 2 colors - Black, and white lettering. Where does the the dye sublimation come into it?

And does this make it more or less durable than ordinary double shot keys?
Edited by RandomUser - 12/26/10 at 9:53pm
post #2 of 8
Any of those keyboards with translucent parts for backlighting have bizarre arrangements with multiple key printing methods. AFAIK, they start off with translucent plastic, and then dye sub the bits of the key they want to be black.

Not sure about double shot molding, perhaps there's two layers of plastic... If you look at some of the zoom ups of Deck keycaps, the center appears to be different to the rest of the key.

Ripster might have more to say on this topic, but either way, they should last a long time.
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Maybe if you looked at a keyboard guide with pictures......link.
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That clears things up, but it kind of means that the 'double shot' portion is somewhat redundant. They're basically white/translucent plastic keys with the black part dye sublimated on. Except for the surrounding part which is just black plastic.
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Actually double shot is wrong, not redundant. You're supposed to not discuss the guide though and just PM the editor. Odd system.
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FYI, the editor does not agree that its wrong and laughed at the suggestion that its not actually double shot moulding.
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Well, if that's double shot, then so are those two part Model M keycaps.
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