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Offline blackdalek

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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?
CPC6128 modded with ABBA switch. External 5.25" floppy drive with side switch and Multiface 2. Now also sporting a joystick splitter and M4 WiFi board.

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Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
« Reply #1 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

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Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
« Reply #2 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?

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Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
« Reply #4 on: 14:38, 06 January 21 »
Ah yes, but I was thinking of the handheld ones.

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Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
« Reply #6 on: 14:51, 06 January 21 »
Definitely, but I thought we were talking about letters and keys😀

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Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Any suggestions for worn or faded CPC6128 key labels?
« Reply #9 on: 16:38, 06 January 21 »
Is that a key point  :P

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You've put your finger on it :D

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