Custom graphic smart overlays can improve the overall appearance and prevent moisture, dust, and debris from penetrating the electrical components such as switches or touch screens. Some of the common uses include:
Residential and commercial appliances
Machinery control panels
Gas station pumps
Specializing in graphic overlays as static components for membrane switches and rubber keypads and touch panel, we will help you design a customized graphic overlay which meets both functional and aesthetic needs. We can offer the following services:
Digital overlay printing
Custom control panel overlay printing
Laser & die-cutting
Custom graphic overlays can be made in sizes from to 30" to 40". Additionally, in order to improve visibility in low light applications, backlighting can also be added to the overlay panels. We also offer special ultraviolet selective textures and ultraviolet hard coat treatments which can protect lens areas from chemicals and scratching.
Sample: Provide drawings of graphic overlay prototypes that all dimensions and physical characteristics including colors or actual samples for copy are clearly shown.
Colors: Identify the colors which you want your switch overlays to have by Pantone (PMS) RAL color number or a color sample. It is important to supply the exact standard for which our color match will be evaluated.
Borders and Outlines: Avoid circles within circles, or outlines which are close to cutouts or outer edges because any misregistration will be visually accentuated.
File Format: It's best to receive design files from the native software packages. (ie Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or PDF files)
Background: Light text and dark backgrounds will show less wear and dirt and greater clarity. Try making the control panel overlay or the membrane overlay drawings clear.
Text: Block lettering provides the most legible copy. Try to use common fonts. Positive letter strokes should be a minimum of .008'' and .012''for negative letter stroke.