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We deliver customized graphic overlays to ensure that the final product meets all your specifications and requirements. Every customer receives a personalized experience that matches their applications perfectly.
Expert Prototyping through mass production
Starting with a high-quality prototype is the key to producing graphic overlays for membrane switches. At the onset of our collaboration, we will design a prototype that matches the product specifications. Later on, after the batch production, the product will be ready for mass production.
About Graphic Overlays
Graphic overlays can be found on electrical equipment as front panels. They’re printed on the reverse of a transparent material and serve as the most lasting type of non-metallic label. The construction of graphic overlays protects the ink from wear and tear, providing excellent quality and value.
Graphic overlays are frequently designed with system buttons, touchscreens, LED backlights, and indicators. Our graphic overlays can be entirely opaque or feature transparent “dead front” pictures in the backlight. With epoxy keycaps, urethane silicone, materials, and embossing, we can elevate the look of any application. We can also add variable data, such as model numbers within a product family.
Our team of specialists will assist you in selecting the most appropriate choice. We take into account the surface to which the overlay will be applied (surface texture and chemistry) and environmental factors such as UV exposure, salt spray, solvent, acidity, and temperature range.
Our polycarbonate overlays come in different textures – from matte to coarse velvets – depending on the desired look. Since polycarbonate is relatively soft and may scratch easily, our experts treat it with a hard coat material.
Polyester is available in textured, scratch-resistant glass, and outdoor-rated options. Our experts can deliver polyester overlays with scratch-resistant hard coats, which is essential in clear window applications. Polyester overlays come in thicknesses of .008” and thinner.
- Second surface printed ink on the overlay’s backside
- Surface to which the overlay will be attached
- Application environment
- Spacer stack-up needs
We use screen, digital, and offset printing to apply images of all kinds to graphic overlays – including spot, metallic, or full-color images.
Take the first step in designing your graphic overlay
How to design a graphic overlay and make sure that it meets the needs of your application? Use our free design guide to get started. Once you go through it, you’ll be able to design your graphic overlay.
Our guide will walk you through the following points:
If you’re not sure whether you’re making the right choices, get in touch with us. One of our dedicated advisors will gladly help you out and design a perfect membrane switch with you.
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