The best keycap brands any keyboard enthusiast should know

  • Keycaps 101
  • Posted by: admin_hiro
  • Dec 12, 2021

If you're a gamer, typist, or keyboard enthusiast, finding the perfect custom keycaps can be a daunting experience. This is a guide to the best keycap brands. We hope this article will assist you in making the right decision as you enter the world of keyboard enthusiasts.


GMK is a keycap manufacturer based in Germany with a stellar reputation. Founded in 1992, the brand’s wide variety of products has made it one of the most popular brands on the market. GMK manufactures Cherry Profile Original keycap sets and has an official license from Cherry MX to sell original Cherry Profile keycaps in mass quantities. This enables them to produce some keycaps that some other manufacturers cannot as easily produce. Notable examples are some of the dolch themed keycaps as well as some of the Yoda limited edition keycaps. Even though the price is high, enthusiasts will always wait and are willing to participate in group purchases to obtain a GMK production keycap set.

Gmk keycap
Gmk keycap


EnjoyPBT is the second best keycap company you should know. This manufacturer also has an official license and a paid license to manufacture original cherry profile keycaps such as GMK. EnjoyPBT manufactures the original cherry profile keycap with thick and solid PBT plastic that is of exceptional quality and durability.

Enjoypbt keycap
Enjoypbt keycap

While GMK undoubtedly produces more keycap sets than EnjoyPBT, EnjoyPBT is still a great manufacturer and is able to create some high-quality keycap sets that are highly sought after by many custom mechanical keyboard enthusiasts on the market. If you want a high-quality cherry profile keycap set made of premium PBT plastic, EnjoyPBT's keycap set should be one of your first choices because EnjoyPBT's quality is outstanding.


Drop is also well-known among mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. The brand sells mechanical keyboard parts like casings, stabilizers, plates, barebones keyboards, pre-built keyboards, and keycap sets. Drop is known for its cool innovations, which include inviting well-known designers to create keycap products with cool and unique designs. The company always produces the best keyboard caps made of ABS and PBT plastic with a variety of keycap profiles such as XDA, ASA, DSA, and Cherry Profile.

Drop keycap
Drop keycap

The keycap sets from these three companies listed above are of exceptional quality. They make keycap sets with cool, one-of-a-kind designs that are of high quality and durability. The best brands for producing high-quality keycap sets are GMK, EnjoyPBT, and Drop. These three keycap brands are well-known for producing high-quality keycap sets with unique and creative designs. However, several other brands with comparable quality to the three brands are available as low-cost alternatives. Some examples are Epomaker Akko, HK Gaming, Gliging, Sumgsn, Hyekit, and YMDK.

Want to find the best artisan keycaps instead? Visit Hirosart

Hirosart is a relative newcomer to the top-tier artisan keycap manufacturer industry. Hirosart’s artisan keycaps are the least popular on this list, but that doesn’t make them any less visually striking and effective.

We are a small, family-owned business that makes artisan keycap sets and mechanical keyboards based in Vietnam. So far, we have more than 100 different artisan keycap sets and have sold more than 5,000 sets to customers around the world. Also, our products are carefully made of thick and solid resin and are long-lasting.

Pokemon keycap
4 season keycaps

You can buy our products on Etsy or on our official website HERE. They may not be the best artisan keycaps of all time, but they are certainly worth your money. A couple of the most popular keycap sets are the “Blue Koi resin keycaps'' and the “Pokemon keycaps”. They both have vibrant colors and a smooth surface to improve the tactile feel when typing. They are, therefore, a must-have for fans of artisan resin keycaps.

We do our best to create high-quality, customized products that outperform the competition, and we have some of the most dedicated customers in the world. We’d love to hear your feedback, and look forward to working with you.

Interstellar spacebar keycap
Interstellar spacebar

Type like a pro with Hirosart mechanical keyboard keycaps. Take a look at the wide variety of keycaps that we offer.