JTK Photo Studio - zFrontier Exclusive
"I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical." - Trent Parke
Photography is a wonderful art form. Armed with their cameras, photographers capture the world at its best. Not everyone can be a top photographer, but that doesn't prevent us from appreciating the beauty of exceptional photography.
This was the inspiration behind SA Photo Studio, a keyset incorporating elements from photography, designed by Wenjie. The keyset is produced by JTK, a manufacturer of thick doubleshot ABS Cherry-profile keycaps in China.
Bonus: JTK Photo Studio will include TWO keyset storage trays as well as custom-made Costar stabilizer inserts, both designed and made by JTK.
Boasting 155 keys, JTK Photo Studio is designed to be compatible with a wide variety of existing mechanical keyboards, including but not limited to:
- Standard ANSI (60% / 80% / 100%)
- Custom keyboards (60% / 80% / 100%)
- HHKB-style keyboards (such as Duck Viper / Duck Eagle)
Base Kit (104 keys)
Add-ons (36 keys) and Novelties (15 keys)
Bonus Novelties (4 keys)
JTK Keyset Tray
JTK Photo Studio comes with two JTK keyset trays, made using polycarbonate injection molding techniques and specifically designed to comfortably house JTK keysets, ensuring safe transit and storage.
JTK Costar Inserts
Note: the Costar inserts pictured below are white, but JTK's Costar inserts included with JTK Photo Studio will be red.
Some mechanical keyboards (notably from Filco and CoolerMaster) use Costar stabilizers, which have a wire that goes straight through the keycap's Costar inserts. Due to variations in Costar inserts produced by different manufacturers, JTK designed their own Costar stabilizer inserts to ensure compatibility.
JTK was established in 2014 with the goal of creating quality yet affordable doubleshot ABS keycaps for keyboard communities worldwide. Since its conception, JTK has created many popular designs, including Orange on White, Orange on Black, Pink on White, Pink on Black, Red on White, Red on Black and more. With each new keyset, JTK has continued to refine its design and production.
JTK keysets are created according to Cherry spec, following the dimensions of Cherry profile keycaps. The doubleshot ABS keycaps from JTK feature legends that never fade from wear. As the legends are also plastic and not dyed, more vibrant colors can be produced, compared to dyesubbing or laser engraving.
As ABS keycaps are prone to "shining" over time due to surface oils of fingers eroding keycap surfaces, JTK decided to employ a textured surface finish on their keycaps. This greatly reduces shining, extending the lifespan of the caps and putting JTK ahead of other ABS keysets.
Benefits of doubleshot keycaps:
- Legends that will never fade or be worn out
- More colors available as opposed to dyesubbing (only darker legends on lighter background).
- Legends do not affect keycap surfaces, keeping the surface completely uniform throughout (unlike lasered/printed/UV coated legends)
- JTK Photo Studio
- Cherry profile
- High quality 1.5mm doubleshot ABS plastic
- Designed by Wenjie
- Manufactured by JTK
- Made in China
- Group buy: 18th May 2017 - 15th Jun 2017.
- Estimated shipping date: Aug 2017
- International shipping from China