Custom Layouts 1/3 - Text and Objects

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    vincesj

    Where is the printing cut-off edge? Are the grid lines in each key outline just margin suggestions and alignment guides? Or do the grid lines also indicate any form of printing edge? Thanks!

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    David

    Hello Vince, 

    You can print all the way to the edge of the key outline, the grid is just to help you align things :) 

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    Oliver Smith

    Will any font on my system work or are my options limited to a specific set? Thanks!

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    David

    Hello Oliver

    You can use any font you'd like, just be sure to expand/convert your font to vector data (shape data) before submitting your file to us. 

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    Zach Whittle

    Is it best to use only simple objects if we are doing custom legends? If we use vectors that are dense or complex, will the detail be lost in the print?

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    Paige

    We can print at 600+ dpi, so some amount of fine detail is possible, but please note the small size is more the limiting factor in being able to see the detail.

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    Brendan Killeen

    so if I were to copy/paste cropped images from a layout on google images to make an Aurebesh keyboard, and if some of the characters were slightly fainter or pixelated, then they will still print?

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    Paige

    Hi,

    We will do what we can to have the images print as cleanly as possible, but a very low resolution image will be hard to deal with. We recommend at least 200x200px for 1x1 size keys.

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    Robert Bernarius

    I would like to ask about fonts. I live in Hungary so we have some extra accented characters (ő and ű). I re-drew fonts by my hand in Fontlab (because these accented characters were not included in the Bank Gothic font pack), and created layout in Adobe Illustrator. So is it OK for you?

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    David

    Hello Robert, 

    You don't have to worry about fonts because you're going to be converting all of your fonts and text to vector data before submitting your file to us, when it comes to our end it's just going to be shapes that are easily read by our systems :) 

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    Julien D.

    Hello Paige! What font do I have to install to be able to edit the Mac layer in Inkscape on my Windows PC?

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    Paige

    The Mac layout text is not made to be editable, since it is an unusual font many people don't have. It's called VAGRounded-Light. If you have it, I can make an alternate layer version for you to edit. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    Cron R

    Hi, I am trying to piece together a design for a friend who is interested in having the legends printed on the side of the keycap, with graphics on the tops. Just interested to know if this is possible.

    Thanks.

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    Cron R

    I'm sorry but it is not possible to print on the side of the keycaps at this time. 

    Thank you. 

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    Danielo Rodríguez

    Hello. On the layout how can I know which keys are 1.25u ? I really need many of those, but don't need many keys overall. What is the recommended layout for this?

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    David

    Danielo Rodríguez

    Please refer to this page for information on the keys, sizes and locations; https://support.wasdkeyboards.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009701328-Keycap-Size-Compatibility 

    R1 1.25 keys are bottom row, "alt, windows, ctrl, etc...." 

    Thank you. 

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