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Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« on: 2007.August.10. 22:53:00 »
Guys,

I know their is a company in the UK who will do a production run of Enterprise Membranes but with a minimum of 500. I've asked them to let me know how much a production run would cost - as I cant see many people outside of this forum needing one. The question is - do people need a new membrane or two and how much (in UK pounds) would we be prepared to pay?

I dont want to start a business selling them but happy to find out if the forum as a group can do a deal for them.

Does anyone want new membranes ???

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Re: Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« Reply #1 on: 2007.August.12. 10:01:24 »
Yes, but there is a similar project in Hungarian forum, I do not know the status of this topic, may be Zozosoft can answer it.
By the way I would buy 2 membrane if the cost is acceptable.
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Re: Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« Reply #2 on: 2007.August.14. 11:15:04 »
I know their is a company in the UK who will do a production run of Enterprise Membranes but with a minimum of 500.
This?

I afraid very hopeless to found buyer for 500 membranes. Except if it is very cheap and all EP owner will buy 10-20 membranes for as spare :-)

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Re: Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« Reply #3 on: 2007.August.14. 11:30:30 »
Yes, but there is a similar project in Hungarian forum, I do not know the status of this topic, may be Zozosoft can answer it.
I found Hungarian company which is few years ago produced keyboard membranes for Sinclair and Enterprise machines.
Now about 20 semi-finished EP membranes exist. For finishing them needed purchasing some materials.
The estimated price is a 8-11 GBP/membranes (+shipping). But the final price will be calculated when the project is finished.
The project will be started after the summer holidays.

Now we have Hungarian buyers for about 15 membranes.
But least one reserved for you, Tricky! :-)

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Re: Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« Reply #4 on: 2007.August.14. 21:01:42 »
Thanks Zozo :D I think the way the membranes die - we need as many as possible :D But one will at least get my EP128 back up and running !!

I've had a reply from rwapservices regarding the membranes - 500 is indeed the minimum quantity with costs around £12.50 per membrane plus shipping - or £6000 plus shipping in total  :shock:

So looks like thats a non-starter unless demand picks up - I would happily buy a few for spares - but not 400+ :lol:

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Re: Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« Reply #5 on: 2008.July.06. 23:35:01 »
...
I found Hungarian company which is few years ago produced keyboard membranes for Sinclair and Enterprise machines.
Now about 20 semi-finished EP membranes exist. For finishing them needed purchasing some materials.
The estimated price is a 8-11 GBP/membranes (+shipping). But the final price will be calculated when the project is finished.
The project will be started after the summer holidays.

Now we have Hungarian buyers for about 15 membranes...

Is this project active now ? I will buy two membranes...

At now, I've found a local manufacturer (in Kyiv, Ukraine), who can do small amounts (by the phone, they say they can start from 5 pieces) of matrices. Here is their site (available only in Ukrainian and Russian): http://elektronmash.kiev.ua/plivkovi_virobi.html
They say that final price will be known only after they saw drawings and know the amount required. So, I'll draw the keyboard layout, and send it to them.
One thing I want to know - is there interest for such keyboards ? Do somebody needs it ?
« Last Edit: 2008.July.07. 11:40:05 by Jimmy »

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Re: Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« Reply #6 on: 2008.July.07. 14:10:05 »
Is this project active now ?
It is waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting... but I not believe it is once finished :(
One thing I want to know - is there interest for such keyboards ? Do somebody needs it ?
I think many user wait for membranes!
Least 10 pieces needed for me :)

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Re: Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« Reply #7 on: 2008.July.07. 15:23:22 »
...I think many user wait for membranes!...
Well, when I'll finish drawings & get more information, I'll let You know...

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Re: Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« Reply #8 on: 2008.July.14. 21:16:53 »
Depending on price - I would buy 10 as well - just to make sure I have spares !!

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Re: Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« Reply #9 on: 2008.August.19. 17:00:14 »
Jimmy, I'd like to bye 2 membranes.

If You have some - let me know.

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Re: Enterprise Keyboard Membranes
« Reply #10 on: 2008.August.19. 21:49:02 »
Jimmy, I'd like to bye 2 membranes.
If You have some - let me know...

Surely. I haven't requested it yet, 'cause I'm constantly borrowed  :mad:


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