GMK offers custom colors for all projects including more than 104 keys and a MOQ of 250 sets.
The matching process will be initiated after we have received an official purchase order. Best starting point to begin with are existing plastic chips or if not available color values which are part of the Pantone® Coated color range. If you don´t already have the color chip on hand, you might also check Pantone® webstore where they are selling single plastic chips directly (not available for all countries). It is important that the actual color selection is being made with a physical Pantone® Coated chart.
If you don´t have access to a chart, please just send us a message and we will send you a chart as a loan.
The experience has taught that an on-screen color selection is less accurate than a real-world choice. Many of todays LCD screens and smartphones are showing inaccurate, oversaturated colors which are looking nice but are not true to color. That means that the color you see on your device is in general not the original tone. In order to avoid deviation, we have to stick with either existing plastic chips or a color value which is part of the Pantone® Coated color range.
After we have received the color requests from the designer of the set we will forward this information to our material supplier to initiate the matching process. The first batch of custom material usually arrives after about 3 weeks. We will then to a small batch test run on our machines. The result is a couple of blank keycaps which we then are shipping to the designer for evaluation. If the color meets the expectation of the designer he will send us a short release, confirming that we can move on to the next step of the production process. In case the designer isn´t completely happy with the results, we will start another sampling cycle. A complete sampling cycle usually takes about 4 weeks. This procedure will continue till all custom colors are coming up to the expectations of the designer.
Please be aware that the final color release/decision is the responsibility of the designer.