Using a new method of Keycap manufacturing to produce multiple textured artisan effect keycaps that only go a step further to reinforce the theme.
The keycaps start off as a white base that are dip dyed (similar/comparable to sublimation) to the medium grey, they are then dye-sublimated black and etched back to smooth white using laser engraving.
Ah - so this explains what “dip-dying” is. I saw a set on Dorp touting that method but they didn’t say anything about it there. I am kind of curious how registration works with this process.
The two dyes is cool but I’m a little skeptical about the engraving - unless they’ve done an additional step to smooth the surface in the etched areas, they will be like little crud magnets. I used to work in signage and produce laser-engraved items regularly - the rough textured surface produced by etching is a perfect forever-home for unwanted particulate…
I love the concept of these - 30’s cartoons - scratching my head about the mods vs the alphas, though. I agree with @Manofinterests’ take that the legends should either all have that outline, or none of them should.
Nitpicking aside, I give the designers credit for trying something new, and I’m glad they did.