Custom Keys

X-keys® Custom Printed Legends and Keys

We offer a number of options for labeling your dedicated keys ranging from making your own on paper to having industrial molded keys made for your application.

  • Printed paper squares
  • Pre-cut cardstock legends
  • Acrylic printed keys
  • Clear Acrylic printed keys
  • Molded double-shot keycaps

X-keys Printed Paper Squares

The MacroWorks 3.1 software included with your X-keys has a built-in utility for creating a paper print out with cut lines so you can easily make legends to identify the keys. Just click on the "Legends" tab to begin. You can choose a background color and up to three lines of text, select a colored icon from an included collection or import your own images.

Printed Paper Square

Printed Paper Square

  • Create and print out legends from MacroWorks 3.1 for Windows
  • Supports text, icons, and images in color, grayscale, or black and white
  • A simple solution for practical non-commercial use
  • Excellent for initial prototyping and 1-10 piece projects

Pre-cut Legends from P. I.

Use one of the templates below to position your text or artwork on the keycap shapes and submit it to us for a quote. We print your artwork on light weight cardstock with a professional quality inkjet printer and use a rotary craft cutting machine to cut the legends for an exact fit under our lenses.

Pre-cut Legends

  • Flexible, easily updated legends printed on light weight cardstock
  • 5-10 business day lead time
  • Excellent for initial prototyping and 1-10 piece projects
  • Typical project cost: $50 setup fee plus $0.50 per legend
  • Minimum order: 10 legend sets
  • Send us your layout for a quote: sales@xkeys.com

Relegendable Legends

Templates for Pre-cut Legends

Our relegendable clear keys come in four sizes - single, wide, tall, and large 2x2. Replacement keycaps are available in blue, green, red, orange, purple, solid gray, and solid beige. Find more information or order them here.

Acrylic Printed Keys

Using an industrial printer with UV cured acrylic ink and clear coat, we print your text or icons on blank ABS molded keycaps. This provides a very durable legend more than ten times thicker that a typical screened ink legend. Using this process as part of an OEM turnkey solution, we pre-load the blank keys to increase efficiency and lower the cost (more info).

Acrylic Keys

  • ABS base with Acrylic Ink legend
  • Durable monochrome text or icon
  • 5-10 business day lead time
  • Excellent for quick turn prototype or 10-50 piece projects
  • Typical project cost: $50 setup fee plus $1 per key
  • Minimum order: 10 sets
  • Send us your layout for a quote: sales@xkeys.com

Templates for Acrylic Printed Keys

Acrylic Keys

This option is not available for X-keys Sticks.

Our acrylic printed keys come in four sizes - single, wide, tall, and large 2x2. Keycaps color options are available in red, black and white.

Clear Acrylic Printed Keys

The preferred option in applications where key backlighting has priority. Using an industrial printer with UV cured acrylic ink and clear coat, we print your text or icons with your chosen background color on blank ABS molded keycaps. This provides a very durable legend more than ten times thicker that a typical screened ink legend. Using this process as part of an OEM turnkey solution, we pre-load the blank keys to increase efficiency and lower the cost (more info).

Clear Acrylic Keys

Clear Acrylic Keys

  • Clear ABS base with Acrylic Ink legend
  • Durable monochrome text or icon
  • 5-10 business day lead time
  • Excellent for quick turn prototype or 10-50 piece projects
  • Typical project cost: $50 setup fee plus $1 per key
  • Minimum order: 10 sets
  • Send us your layout for a quote: sales@xkeys.com

Templates for Acrylic Printed Keys

T-bar

This option is not available for X-keys Sticks.

Our acrylic printed keys come in four sizes - single, wide, tall, and large 2x2. Unlimited keycaps background color options.

Molded Double-Shot Keycaps

The most durable option, with molded double-shot key caps the text or icon is the same thickness as the key surface and is guaranteed to remain legible for the lifetime of the keycap. We have a long standing partnership with an excellent manufacturer and will manage the project from start to finish.

Double-shot

  • ABS base molded legend
  • The most durable monochrome text or icon
  • 30-60 business day lead time
  • Excellent for 50+ piece projects
  • Typical project cost: $50 setup fee plus $1 per key
  • Minimum order: 50 sets
  • Send us your layout for a quote: sales@xkeys.com

Templates for Molded Double-Shot Keycaps

Double-shot

This option is not available for X-keys Sticks.

The molded double-shot keycaps come in four sizes - single, wide, tall, and large 2x2. Keycaps have a solid color base with hundred of stock colors available.