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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:44 pm
by Jaymos
TwoWeims wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Jaymos wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:55 pm
inautilus wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Two Weims ...? I think it was on the laser printing.

Must have missed the template sent by Dani ...
where can it be viewed? Thanks
Yes. him.

Page 40 of this forum.
It is actually UV Cured inkjet printed on a suitable substrate and then laser cut.
It could be removable or adhesive backed. It shouldn't be too permanent so it can be replaced when the WP44C comes out...
What kind of material can be used?
What suitable material is rigid so that it will neither curl nor bend, can be printed on crisply, and can be cut?

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:00 am
by inautilus
TwoWeims wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Jaymos wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:55 pm
inautilus wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Two Weims ...? I think it was on the laser printing.

Must have missed the template sent by Dani ...
where can it be viewed? Thanks
Yes. him.

Page 40 of this forum.
It is actually UV Cured inkjet printed on a suitable substrate and then laser cut.
It could be removable or adhesive backed. It shouldn't be too permanent so it can be replaced when the WP44C comes out...
Hi There TwoWeims ....

It might be very helpful if there was a link posted to some shop (possibly yours ... I'm not sure) employing this process on some other project. Do you know of any such a video, youtube clip, etc? Thank you in advance ...

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:24 am
by inautilus
Jaymos wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:44 pm
TwoWeims wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Jaymos wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:55 pm

Yes. him.

Page 40 of this forum.
It is actually UV Cured inkjet printed on a suitable substrate and then laser cut.
It could be removable or adhesive backed. It shouldn't be too permanent so it can be replaced when the WP44C comes out...
What kind of material can be used?
What suitable material is rigid so that it will neither curl nor bend, can be printed on crisply, and can be cut?

Please click on the Link ...

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UoAZj ... aAcl0oW5Lb

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:39 am
by Jaymos
inautilus wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:24 am
Jaymos wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:44 pm
TwoWeims wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:41 pm


It is actually UV Cured inkjet printed on a suitable substrate and then laser cut.
It could be removable or adhesive backed. It shouldn't be too permanent so it can be replaced when the WP44C comes out...
What kind of material can be used?
What suitable material is rigid so that it will neither curl nor bend, can be printed on crisply, and can be cut?

Please click on the Link ...

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UoAZj ... aAcl0oW5Lb
I could see now.
First thing I note is that after all the years it is still stiff and straight.
It seems to be a plastic type card.

If that type of card can fit the 6 locating slots on the DM42 it may be ok. As long as it will stay down. It is essential.

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:59 am
by inautilus
I think you may not have gone through the 6 pages of the pdf document. :)

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:06 am
by Jaymos
inautilus wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:59 am
I think you may have clicked the wrong Link ... not much on the posted link pertaining to plastic. :)
No I went back to the original link of yesterday and I refer to the photo with the calculator and plastic key overlay.

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:23 am
by Dani R.
Jaymos wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:39 am
I could see now.
First thing I note is that after all the years it is still stiff and straight.
It seems to be a plastic type card.

If that type of card can fit the 6 locating slots on the DM42 it may be ok. As long as it will stay down. It is essential.
I think original HP quality is good enough too. Enclosed over 35 years old overlays for the HP-41(, where my handwriting is too small for me now to can be read...).

Especially the overlays (right) for own editing appear stiff enough to be held safely in the slots.

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:32 am
by inautilus
I'm thinking the one on the left (maybe the right as well) is Acetal ... or perhaps you already know what it is? Judging from the phto I put it somewhere in the vicinity of 0.022" - 0.030" thick.

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:41 am
by inautilus
The nice thing too about a polymer like that is its capacity for just the right amount of flex for easy installation ... while being stiff enough to not have a cheap feel and rattle or flop around while inserted. VERY easy to process and machine as well .....

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:45 am
by inautilus
@ Dani

Do you know what the material is... very curious!