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Title: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
Post by: blackdalek on 12:34, 06 January 21
My CPC6128 has some badly worn keys labels.
Some I've remedied (very messily) with a bit of black permanent marker.
Other than finding another 2nd hand CPC to cannibalism the keys from, is there any other solution such as stickers?
Does anyone sell stickers for CPC keys?
Is there some more "professional" method to restore the image onto the keys?
Title: Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
Post by: Bryce on 12:57, 06 January 21
I have one of these. They can print transparent labels:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dymo-S0915390-Label-Manager-silver/dp/B004G6NVKU/ref=sr_1_20

Bryce.
Title: Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
Post by: Gryzor on 13:03, 06 January 21
There are cheaper Dymo printers too, I think the quality is the same as they use the same tapes?
Title: Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
Post by: Bryce on 14:25, 06 January 21
Yes, but the one I chose has a few advantages over the others. The software is installed in the printer, so you can connect and use it on any computer without having to install anything. It also takes up very little space.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
Post by: Gryzor on 14:38, 06 January 21
Ah yes, but I was thinking of the handheld ones.
Title: Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
Post by: Bryce on 14:44, 06 January 21
They are fine for small labels, but you have to type on a microscopic keyboard and there's no way of doing copy/paste or feeding them from the contents of an Excel sheet etc.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
Post by: Gryzor on 14:51, 06 January 21
Definitely, but I thought we were talking about letters and keys😀
Title: Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
Post by: Bryce on 15:34, 06 January 21
Definitely, but I thought we were talking about letters and keys😀

You don't choose a device for just the job you want to do first.

Bryce.
Title: Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
Post by: 1024MAK on 16:18, 06 January 21
You don't choose a device for just the job you want to do first.
Is that a key point  :P

Mark
Title: Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
Post by: Bryce on 16:38, 06 January 21
Is that a key point  :P

Mark

You've put your finger on it :D

Bryce.