Retro TV series – Life on planets artisan keycap
This group-buy will be closed on 8/22/2021 , and please remember that we don’t run any group-buy again. 6 keycaps per order & all collections will be free shipping, we’ll be giving away a table with random colours for those who purchase our bundle.
We have begun making artisan keycaps since 2015 and after all those years this is the very first time we’ve produced a big keycap, having 77 times the volume of the 1u keycap (its 74-mm bottom side is 4 times longer than the 1u keycap’s).
The steps to produce this keycap were completely different, from prototyping to the time it took to treat the surface of the outer case, middle case, and inner pieces. We spent nearly a week building a final prototype to create a compatible mould. As the mould was much bigger, it required another method to produce.
The pieces in this size were larger so we had to do more work than 1u keycap in resin casting and color mixing. Casting each piece took twice as much time as when we did normally, if not three times (around 8 hours on average to dry). Per coloring, if the first layer didn’t dry completely, it could be mixed up when applying the second layer to the mold, or even be damaged as it’s not dry enough to stick to the mold.
We still used a whole block of wood for packaging, but it must be bigger. It was also more difficult when choosing wood for our round box in terms of the block’s surface and thickness. This had to be done with strict requirement to reach a consistency between the lid and body of the box.
- MX stem
- Profile: 1u keycaps
- Big keycaps x32: 55.5mm x 55.5mm x 47.6mm (89.8cm3)
- Big keycaps x77: 74mm x 74mm x 63.5mm (216,8cm3)
- Design and Handcrafted by Jelly Key
- Open time: 8/16/2021
- Close time: 8/22/2021
- Starting to Deliver after Groupbuy close: early than 80 days.
- We could close the GB sooner than expected. So take your chance as soon as you can.