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What's New?

What's New?


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DSS status

Production will begin shortly on a new DSS Dolch Keyset. This is the first keyset produced since the early 80's on the once retired DSS tooling. The DSS family has a medium height, sculptured profile that is slightly shorter than SA. The spherical touch surface has a matte finish like the DSA family. We hope to have DSS Dolch Keysets available in the KeyShop by the middle of May.

G20 status

Many of you are wondering what happened to the G20 keysets for Semiotic and Stealth. G20 was an experiment. We wanted to test market acceptance of a fairly unique shape and profile using some prototype tooling. The results were very positive and we are now in the process of designing and building new G20 production tooling. We will continue to run G20 blanks on the prototype tooling but, due to the cosmetic challenges during printing, we will not be sublimating keysets from this prototype tooling. I'm hesitant to say when the new tooling will be production ready. Our track record for release of new tooling (SA-P, DSS) has been less than stellar, but we are hoping to have pre-production sets available by the summer of 2019.

Photo Gallery

Check out our new Photo Gallery. Here you'll find photos of over 80 different keysets produced by SP since 2014.

SA-P Update

The new SA-P tooling is close to being production ready. An announcement will be made as soon as we begin production on the first sets. 

The SA-P keys have a fine textured finish on the top and sides of the keys similar to the G20 family. We will only be offering SA-P keys in PBT as either blank keys or sublimated keys. ABS keys or two-shot keys will not be options with this tooling.

Also, keys from the original SA two-shot tooling will only be offered in ABS as either blank keys, two-shot keys, or pad printed keys. PBT keys are no longer an option in the SA two-shot tooling. 

SA "Industrial" and "Grade" Keysets

We will not be producing any sublimated keysets in SA except for Ice Cap until the new SA-P tooling is completed.

SA-P (New PBT tooling)

Over the past several months we have been building new SA sculptured PBT tooling that will be used exclusively for sublimation printing.
Our original SA tooling was designed for ABS which has a different shrink rate than PBT. It was also designed to accept a first shot insert. The number one rule in designing a tool for injection molding is to have uniform wall thickness throughout the part, as much as possible, or there will be uneven cooling and shrinkage in the part resulting in sink and bowed walls. This new SA-P tooling has thick, uniform walls first shot void to fill, and is designed for PBT shrink.

The original two-shot ABS keys and the new PBT key profiles will look identical. However, the finish on the SA-P keys will have a very fine matte finish as opposed to the more glossy 2-shot ABS keys.

We will have more information on this new tooling once we begin first article testing. We hope to have it ready for production this summer. 

Group Buys

Full payment is required in advance before scheduling a Group Buy for production.
Partial payment of a Group Buy will not secure a production time slot.

Please do not email Melissa to find out the status of a Group Buy. The Group Buy organizer can update you on the status from their communication  with Melissa.

Lead Times

Generally, orders are scheduled as they are received but production lead time won't be given until full payment has been received.
Current production lead times:

DSA two-shot sets - 6 to 8 weeks depending on size
DCS two-shot sets - 6 to 8 weeks depending on size
SA two-shot sets - Lead time provided when order is placed
DSA sublimated sets - 6 to 8 weeks.
SA sublimated sets - Ice Cap only; 1 week

Stock blank sets - within 3 business days from receipt of order. 
Stock sublimated sets - within 1 week from receipt of order.

Orders placed after 1:00 PM Pacific Time on Thursday will not be processed until the following week.

Stock Sets

Please do not email Melissa to find out when additional sets will be available. She will no longer be answering these emails. We will announce, either through an email or in "What's New", when sets will be available prior to putting them in inventory.

Extra Keys

There are two options when ordering Extra Keys:

1. Extra Keys - Existing Legend/Color/Size. If you simply want to add an additional key to a keyset with a different color key to your purchase, without making a legend change, keys are $5.00 each. Use the "NOTES" section at Checkout to indicate the key size and the color you want. You can purchase any extra key that exists in our DSA sublimated sets, even if you are not ordering the set that it comes in, however extra keys must be purchased with a kit.

2. Extra Keys - Existing Legend/Color - New Size. If you want to add an additional key to a keyset with a different legend description than what is offered in the set, keys are $10.00 each. There is no additional charge if the desired key is a different color as well. Note however that the text on the key must already be in a set that we make. Ex. You want a 2u SHIFT key, this is currently offered as a 1u,  1.75u, 2.25u and 2.25u key - requesting New Size means you will get this key as a 2 space key.
Use the "NOTES" section at Checkout to indicate the key size, key color and legend description you want.

Individual Keys

Keys previously manufactured for Custom Keysets and Group Buys may be purchased individually as long as supply lasts. These keys sell for $10.00 each plus shipping. The only keys available will be for sets listed for sale on the website. Sets not listed are not available for individual key sales.

When checking out, you must  identify in the "NOTES" section the name of the kit that includes the key, plus the description and size of the key.   If the key you are requesting is not in inventory, your money will be refunded.