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Gateron Ink Red V2

Manufacturer: Gateron
Brand: Gateron

Red Inks are the brothers of the Ink Blacks, the well loved linear switch in community. Smooth from stock due to the custom housing material and coated spring but especially smooth with a great sound after lubing.

Note. The first version of Gateron Red Ink switches had minor issues with the leafs being loose and prone to falling out when dismantled. As of November 2019 that issue has been resolved.

Gateron Red Ink
Coloured (opaque)
Custom (Ink)
Custom (Ink)
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Linear switches have a smooth and linear feeling from top to bottom when pressed.

Mount type

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Color coated


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Standard switch with no dampers, can be further silenced with lubrication or O-rings.

Lubrication info

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Factory lubed? Slight factory lube

Gateron Ink Black respond particularly well to being lubricated. Krytox 205 Grade 0 is a great choice for an extra smooth feeling switch.

Looking for switch lubrication advice? Here's a great start

Switch film

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Yes, this switch in particular is vastly improved when switch films are used.
Why use switch film? Here's a good explanation and a great demonstration.

More info on films and Thicc films by Jinra.

Stem construction

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The stem on this switch is of the standard variety.

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Where to buy

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