Silkscreen Printing or Laser Etching Engraving Silicone Rubber Keyboard
Silicone rubber keyboard, is also known as rubber keypad. Common applications of silicone rubber keypads include remote controls for TV, video and HIFI units, electronic toys and games, and industrial control equipment.
In most cases, making symbols or legends or fonts is necessary for rubber keyboard. Our company can help customers make symbols according to customer's needs, even we can provide design guide for customers.
There are two main silicone rubber keypads surface symbols or legends & icons ways:
1. Silkscreen printing
2. Laser etching & Engraving & Cutting with backlight effect
Silicone Rubber Keypad Design Structure
1. Silicone Button & Key
2. Silicone Button Pads,
3. Button & Key flexible webbing
4. Button & Key Travel
5. Button Conductive: Carbon Pills & Graphite Pads etc.
Silicone Keyboard Designers or Manufacturers, not only in consideration of actuation force and silicone rubber keypads structure like silicone buttons travels, keypad conductive materials, silicone rubber buttons webbing, but also should in view of silicone surface & materials demands, like symbols & icons, protective keyboard cover, silicone keypads materials choice &transparency, hardness, color spraying coating etc.
Printing keyboard, means keyboard’s surface, which need symbol or font printing process by silkscreen tooling or transfer machines etc.
A stencil is placed over the keypad. The stencil exposes only the key tops that are to receive ink on this screen printing pass. Each screen print color will have a stencil.
There are two process ways of silkscreen printing: surface silkscreen printing keyboard and bottom silkscreen printing keyboard.
Surface silkscreen printing keyboard: the keyboard need to spray painted before do font or symbol printing, and then do PU coating process to protect the legends.
Bottom silkscreen printing keyboard: this process is generally for transparent silicone keypad.
Laser etching is the laser controlled process of removing the top coat layer of a painted keypad (usually black in color) to reveal lighter colored layer below (usually white).
The effect is to produce an enhanced backlight effect by only lighting the legends on a keypad.
By combining laser etching with either Electroluminescence (EL) or LED backlighting in a range of color options it is possible to produce an interesting range of effects.
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