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Posted by Hooleon Corporation on November 15, 2010 (3 Comments)
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The Personal Computer Keyboard Templates

We offer the top quality template manufacturing service you need to solve your training, productivity and marketing needs. Hooleon’s proprietary manufacturing process allows the sharpest print in a full range of vivid colors. Our art­work department can reproduce virtually any logo and we can tool to your exact die cut specifications. Made from a special material that combines durability with a professional look and feel, Hooleon’s custom templates will provide you with an excellent keyboard reference aid that reflects your own commitment to quality and professionalism. No matter how large your order, whether it’s one or one thousand, Hooleon can produce the template you need in a time frame that will surprise you!

Custom Features

  • Fast Turnaround - Express Delivery.
  • Prototype Runs - No quantity too small.
  • Full Color Printing.
  • Professional Art Services.
  • Logo Reproduction.
  • Private Labeling.
  • Custom Dies made to your specs.
  • Wide range of off-the-shelf tooling available.
  • Adhesive Backing available.

 

How to Order Custom Templates

To provide a price estimate on custom manufactured templates, please call our custom sales department or send us the following information:

  • The make/model keyboard(s) to be supported;
  • The dimensions of the template and cut-out areas;
  • The information or copy you want printed on the template;
  • Background colors, print size and print colors desired, or black on white, etc.
  • Camera-ready copy of your logo if desired.
  • Samples of the colors you want us to match, or Pantone color numbers.
  • Quantities you will require.
  • Any special requirements you may have.
  • Delivery time frames you desire.


Based on the information you provide, our sales representatives will promptly respond with an exact price quotation, terms and an estimate of delivery time frames. Call our custom sales department today!


As well, you can visit this page to Learn More About All Custom-Built Keyboard Solutions.

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Learn How Custom Built Computer Key Top Overlay Stickers Are Used

Posted by Hooleon Corporation on November 15, 2010 (0 Comments)

Touchdown Key Overlay Stickers redefine the tops of your present keys for compatibility with your software programs. Overlays put the commands on the top of the keys, allowing you to immediately recognize the function of each key. Results: An improvement in both speed and efficiency.

As one customer relates:

The overlays were fantastic. They helped reduce our training to one session. After the session, all the users, many of whom had never worked on a computer before, were comfortable.


Whatever your business or profession, Hooleon has a product to ease computer keyboard use. provide simple solutions to the some­times not-so-simple task of maintaining operator accuracy and efficiency in adapting to changing software programs or different keyboards.

Custom Keytop and Keyfront Labels


These labels have proven their usefulness in applications ranging from industrial, airline, military, government, law enforcement environments, law offices, health and banking, and financial institutions.

Here is the high quality low-cost substitute for custom imprinted replacement keys when you need to redefine the functions of individual keys on your computer keyboard, switches, membranes, tablets or any electronic keying device.

Touchdown Key top and Key front Labels are an ex­cellent training aid for users learning new software, and even help the experienced keyboard user boost their productivity. They provide an excellent method to color code and redefine keyboards for Point of Sale applications. They simplify even the most complicated software. We can support any key style, keyboard or application.

These Keytop and Keyfront Labels are an excellent training aid for users learning new software, and even help the experienced keyboard user boost their productivity.  If we don’t have the appropriate tooling available - we will create it at little or no cost. We have the capability to meet scientific and special symbols and language characters your requirements.

Contact us for samples, and don't forget to ask about our Express Production Services!

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How Custom Keyboards Are Made

Posted by Hooleon Corporation on November 01, 2010 (0 Comments)

The average 'QWERTY' keyboard has 101 keys in its layout on a frame of water-cut plastic.  Beneath this is the key matrix circuit board where pressed keys complete a circuit, sending a current to the memory contained in the keyboards microprocessor.  So, when 'Q' is pressed, it knows to send the same letter to the computer.  All computers can be configured to accept any different setup of keys on a keyboard.   

Hooleon offers simple do-it-yourself key overlay stickers, or more advanced do-it-yourself keys & key tops for special uses ranging from classroom needs to manufacturing purposes.

For advanced needs, we offer a multitude of color options and symbols for the keys.  To do this, plastic injection molding machines create keys that are formed under heat and pressure and expelled into container for inspection.  Blank keys after molding, are ready for imprinting with letters, symbols, pictures, etc., whatever you need the key to represent to the user.

We provide keys or you may supply your own and we imprint them for you.  

You can find more info on Custom Keyboards here.

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Learn How Computer Key Top Sticker Overlays Are Made

Posted by Hooleon Corporation on November 01, 2010 (2 Comments)

In 1985 Hooleon created Touchdown™ KeyTop Sticker Decals as an inexpensive alternative to imprinting keys.


* Hard rigid plastic sheets are punched out on this Die Cutter Machine

Overlay Sticker Die Cutting Press

It requires a 50 Ton Hi Precision Press to cut through the tough eye glass like material Hooleon makes their Overlay Stickers from. The cutter must punch through the top tough material but stop before cutting into the adhesive at the bottom.  Keytops and Keyfronts are manufactured from this high quality semi rigid polycarbonate material that has a hardness factor which exceeds that of the original key.

These sticker labels won’t fall out all over the floor. We use this expensive kisscut  process that allows the self-adhesive backing sheet to remain intact - leaving the labels on the backing sheet ready to be peeled off one at a time. This process also allows us to use a super thick industrial adhesive, up to four times the thickness of cheap stickers.

Sticker Die Press Workers

    * Stickers are made from hard plastic like eyeglass lens material. Imprinted on the underside to prevent wear. The back side is coated with a very sticky semi-permanent adhesive. This high-performance adhesive is used to keep the Keytops in place indefinitely, without slipping or sliding.

     

    * Overlay Sticker Installation. Stickers being applied to the keys
 

The Stickers are pealed from the adhesive carrier sheet, separated and applied onto their respective key tops. Small print below each Sticker tells where it goes on the keyboard.  Imprinting is done on the underside of the Keytop to prevent wear. Die-cut to fit exactly. A special high-performance adhesive is used to keep the Keytops in place.

     

            

     
Overlays put the commands on the top of the keys, allowing you to immediately recognize the function of each key. They won’t slip or slide and can be removed without risk of damaging your keyboard. The imprinting is on the underside of the label to prevent keystroke wear. They provide an excellent method to color code and redefine keyboards.

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