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Control Panel Graphic Overlays

A control panel overlay is a plastic fascia screen printed or digitally printed on the rear of a clear plastic substrate. The printed detail is viewed through the front face of the control panel. Control panel overlays differentiate themselves from a panel in that graphic overlays incorporate interactivity, durability, and functionality with the piece. Panels are usually a protective component that may or may not have cut-outs for buttons, switches, or windows.

Dyna-Graphics delivers some of the industry’s highest-quality, longest-lasting custom control panel overlay products. With more than 45 years of experience, we have the skills and capabilities to deliver a control panel overlay that matches your exact specifications.

Custom Control Panel Overlay Design & Manufacturing

Rigid control panel graphic overlays provide a flat surface that protects buttons and retail displays in industries that require frequent cleaning or involve regular exposure to dirt or chemicals. While the panel overlays are designed to create a clean, flat look, custom graphic designs can be embossed to deliver textural context to the user and enable the designer to emphasize a section or button.

Check out our gallery for past custom manufactured graphic overlay projects.

Custom Control Panel Graphic Overlay Design Considerations

When designing a custom graphic overlay to protect your control panel surface, there are several factors to take under consideration. Not all applications are the same, and as a result, they do not require the same attributes in a control panel overlay. We can accommodate most customizations, including:

  • Non-standard shapes and sizes
  • Finishes to provide high-chemical resistance
  • Finishes to create a longer flex life
  • Finishes to resist extreme temperatures
  • And more.

Dyna-Graphics has the expertise and capabilities to achieve the best custom manufactured panel overlay for your product or screen.  Contact a representative today for design assistance.

Control Panel Graphic Overlay by Material

We produce control panel graphic overlays to protect control panel screens and parts made from many types of materials, including:

  • Aluminum
  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Metalphoto®
  • Stainless Steel
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyester

We can produce your die cut panel overlays using polycarbonate films or polyester films. Both graphic overlay materials can be finished with textured surfaces to provide several benefits. Polycarbonates provide a high degree of graphic design options but may not be the preferred substrate in many membrane switch applications. Polyester films exhibit excellent chemical and temperature resistance to give a longer flex life. Our control panel overlays are also durable enough to withstand harsh environments and extreme working conditions.

Polyester overlays contain high tensile strength and are suited to die cutting and printing applications. This material is commonly used for industrial controls, medical equipment, commercial and household appliances, and many other electronics. In certain applications, polyester has greater durability when compared to polycarbonate and tends to cost less for higher volumes.

Polycarbonate overlays feature a high mechanical strength. Overlays made from this material appear in similar applications as polyester overlays; however, polycarbonate is best suited for applications with minimal or no flex requirements. Compared to polyester, polycarbonate displays superior optical clarity and is known for high light transmissions with low haze values.

Control Panel Overlay & Assembly Manufacturing Options

We manufacture complete, ready-to-use rigid control panel assemblies to complement your custom graphic overlay. All rigid control panel assemblies are manufactured to match your exact design specifications and include every part and component your control panel overlay requires, including:

  • Control panel assembly and control panel overlay (membrane switch or rubber keypad)
  • PCBs to control functions
  • Custom metal panels to support interfaces and PCBs
  • Customer-supplied or made-to-order custom metal or plastic housings
  • LED lights and LCD screens (if required)
  • Fully installed wiring
  • Mounting brackets
  • And more.

We have the control panel assembly and manufacturing option to meet your application’s unique requirements.

Custom Control Panel Graphic Overlays for Any Industry

Our industrial control panel overlays are built to withstand wind, rain, sun, and sleet. We use only the highest quality substrates and materials to meet your specifications. We regularly work with a wide range of industries, including:

  • Medical Equipment manufacturers
  • Appliance Manufacturers
  • Coffee System manufacturers
  • Construction Machinery
  • Vending Machines
  • Audio Sounds Systems
  • And more.

Custom Control Panel Overlays for OEM Equipment & Industrial Machinery

OEMs use labels, decals, and other graphic overlays for everything from industrial machinery to packaging to heavy-duty agricultural equipment and beyond. The needs of each of these applications vary widely. To meet your OEM’s custom requirements, we hold a range of certifications and accreditations, including:

  • ISO 9001:2015 certified
  • RoHS compliant
  • REACH certified
  • Conflict Minerals certified.

Your Trusted Control Panel Overlay Manufacturer

Dyna-Graphics utilizes subsurface printing techniques to screen-print legends and background colors on the backside of the control panel overlays that we produce. Our graphic overlay printing processes ensure durability and provide an accurate, long-lasting reproduction of your graphics and colors. In addition to our control panel overlays, Dyna-Graphics in an industry leader in interface products, such as:

Contact us for more information on our rigid control panel overlays for your industrial control panel needs, or request a quote today to get started.

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