3 Smart Keyboard Stickers That Make Letters Clear & Legible To See


3 ways to solve low-legibility problem with the keyboard

Low legibility of the letters is actually a very common problem that makes working on computer pretty uncomfortable. It may start after long time when the symbols get worn-off that much that you can't read them or when the surface gets partially glossy. Greasy marks are perhaps the biggest nightmare as it's barely possible to prevent the keyboard from getting more damage once they start to show up.

Troubles with reading the letters on the keyboard are also experienced by users who recently purchased the new laptop. Many of them complain on too low contrast between the letters and the keyboard background color. When symbols and what's around them have similar shades, in some light conditions it's hard to read them. Ironically, it is observed mostly during the day.

Our customers very often reach us for an advise on how to resolve these issues without giving up on the current laptop. Luckily, within past 6 years we have found a way to save many laptops from being abandoned in the deepest drawers, not to mention how much money our customers saved when they didn't have to replace the whole notebook because of the wrong keyboard. Where to get keyboard stickers that bring your typing experience to the new level but also protect the keys? 

Check our customers’ 3 favourite solutions and pick your favourite:

 

1. Keyboard Stickers in contrasting, black & white style

2. Keyboard stickers with transparent background & letters on the side

3. Keyboard stickers with transparent letters

1. Keyboard Stickers in contrasting, black & white style.

Black french keyboard stickers

Simple black (or any other simple styled) keyboard stickers are perfect to completely transform the layout and hide its original look. On the stickers we can design anything from the scratch - for example, make the letters bigger, add/reduce particular characters or apply different colors. It's also a good way to replace the language which we don't use but our laptop turned out to have one after we bought it.

How it's made (technical specification)?

Sticker type
opaque vinyl, not backlight-compatible
Finish type
matte laminate, full protection against wearing off the print
Thickness
standard (less than F & J bumps on your keyboard), possible upgrade to 3M (+20USD) to get more flexible vinyl
Print type
print under the laminate (flat)
Gloss reduction 100% - stickers don't reflect the light from the screen

 

Will they fit my keyboard (I have a Mac & Windows laptop)?

Perfect fit stickers are Keyshorts bestseller :) Yes, you can order a custom size which is individually adjusted to fit your keyboard. Please provide model name while placing order, there's drop-down menu where you need to pick your brand & write model name (if you know it). Photo will be appreciated, especially if you're not sure about the model name. You can send it in a reply to order confirmation email.

Can I customise it even more?

Yes, besides the size, you can add languages, adjust the colors. Metallic finish available. We also have wide collection of our designer keyboard stickers for any device.

Most popular products our from this section:

Simple Black keyboard stickers

Custom made keyboard stickers with designer assistance

Change-langue keyboard stickers

 

2. Keyboard stickers with transparent background & letters on the side.

Transparent keyboard stickers with Russian letters in the corner 

This option allows adding a new layout in any color without covering the characters which are already on the keyboard. New layout will be applied accordingly to your keyboard specification. Usually we position the new symbols in right bottom corner but it’s flexible - we can put them in any place as long as they don’t cover the existing layout.

How it's made (technical specification)?

Sticker type
transparent vinyl, fully backlight-compatible
Finish type
matte UV print, certified with Greenguard Gold Certification
Thickness
standard, not thicker than bumps on F and J keys
Print type

on the sticker, not laminated, full-proof against wear and tear

letters can be felt under the fingers

safe for people & environment, non laminated

Gloss reduction 100% - stickers don't reflect the light from the screen

 

Will they fit my keyboard (I have a Mac & Windows laptop)?

Yes, custom size is available. We will need your device model name or a photo of a keyboard. If you are not sure about the model name or need stickers for multiple laptops, you might prefer a universal size which is versatile.

Can I customise it even more?

Hiragana keyboard stickers for PC keyboard

Yes, our designer will be happy to work with you on further adjustments. To order custom project, please visit our keyboard stickers builder

Most popular products our from this section: 

Transparent keyboard stickers with additional alphabet

Protector transparent keyboard stickers without the letters 

3. Keyboard stickers with transparent letters. Transparent letter keyboard stickers by Keyshorts

In this case, the whole sticker will be covered with a print, except the parts which contain letters. It is very important to leave unprinted areas around each letter, otherwise, you might not see them in daylight as the contrast between the background and unlighted letter will be too small.

Imagine: black letters which don’t show backlight because it’s a day + black background. It won’t work, that’s why there’s a space between the original letter and the print required. This concerns especially silver keyboards. The black keyboards have white letters (for example MacBook).

In a daylight you will see the original color of your keyboard background only around each letter and at the night time, you will see the backlit keys.

The rest of the sticker can be printed in black but you can also pick any color of your choice.

How it's made (technical specification)?

Sticker type
transparent vinyl, fully backlight-compatible
Finish type
matte UV print, certified with Greenguard Gold Certification
Thickness

slightly thicker than standard transparent because there is more UV print

still not more or equal to bumps on F and J keys 

Print type

on the sticker, full protection against wear and tear

the whole key (button) area is printed except the symbols and letter parts + the slight area around them.

letters can be felt under the fingers

safe for people & environment, non laminated

Gloss reduction 100% - stickers don't reflect the light from the screen

 

Can I customise it even more?

Yes, you can order them in any size and in any color. To order please pick any decorative keyboard stickers and add the translucent letters upgrade.

 

We hope that you enjoyed the article. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions! Happy typing :)


Sebastian Kończak
Sebastian Konczak

Multi-discipline man and co-founder at Keyshorts. I write about working from home, productivity hacks, e-commerce, keyboards, and Adobe tutorials.


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