Graphic Overlay Printing
Control panel overlays may serve one or two purposes: a decorative layer or a functional layer. Decorative graphic overlays focus more on aesthetics and are customized with graphics, logos or product information. Functional overlays are designed for membrane switches and rubber keypads, or as a touch screen interface for control panels. In these applications, printed graphics and text are used to label controls and provide instructions or safety warnings.
Graphic Overlays for Any Industry or Application
Manufacturers across all industries rely on graphic overlays to improve the overall appearance of equipment and appliances and prevent moisture, dust, and debris from penetrating the switches or touch screen. Common applications for touch screen overlays and control panel overlays include:
- Residential and commercial appliances
- Machinery control panels
- Medical equipment
- HVAC equipment
- Gas station pumps
- Automotive dashboards
Custom Graphic Overlays Advantages
Whether used for cosmetic improvements or functionality, graphic overlays provide several benefits. Durability and the ability to withstand dust and moisture protects the surface of electronic devices from damage. Using chemical-resistant materials provides additional protection for applications involving regular cleaning or sanitizing.
Not all graphic overlays are created equal. Many factors determine what graphic overlay construction will work best for your application. Working with a trusted custom graphic overlay manufacturer will ensure you get a product that meets your design requirements and is made from the right materials for your operating environment.
Our proven printing techniques create durable, long-lasting custom control panel overlays for all types of devices. We offer multiple material options and special finishes that provide high chemical resistance, longer flex life, and extreme temperature resistance. Our control panel overlay options are engineered for superior performance and built tough to withstand even the harshest working environments.
We offer a variety of custom touch screen overlay solutions—the display type, light source(s), and a number of other options can be customized to your exact specifications. Our custom modules are durable and versatile enough for industrial equipment interfaces, medical touch screens, and everything in between.
Control Panel Overlay & Assembly Features
Dyna-Graphics creates complete, ready-to-use control panel assemblies to complement your custom graphic overlays. These assemblies are made to match your design specifications, and include all the necessary parts and components:
- Graphic overlays, membrane switches, or rubber keypads
- PCB to control functionality
- Custom metal panel to support the interface and PCB
- Custom metal or plastic exterior casing (customer-supplied or made to order)
- LED lights and LCD screens (if needed)
- Fully installed wiring
- Mounting brackets
Custom Graphic Overlays Materials and Coatings
We offer the option of polyester or polycarbonate material for control panels and touch screen overlays. Polyester is a long-lasting, rugged material that resists chemicals and solvents. It is also highly resistant to cracks during flexing, providing a longer switch life.
Polycarbonate offers durability and high chemical and solvent resistance when combined with the proper coating. It provides many cosmetic advantages and may have the added benefit of being flame retardant.
Further extend the life of your touch screen, graphic overlay, or membrane switch with chemical resistant or scratch-resistant coatings.
Why Use Dyna-Graphics for Your Custom Overlays?
Dyna-Graphics uses advanced systems and technology to create graphic overlays in any shape and sizes up to 30” by 40”, with almost any aesthetic design or format. We specialize in graphic overlays as static components for membrane switches and rubber keypads and will help you create a design that meets your aesthetic and functional needs.
We offer special ultraviolet selective textures and hard coat treatments to protect lens areas from chemicals and scratching. Backlighting can also be added to the overlay to improve visibility in low light applications. 3M adhesives improve the performance of your overlay and are selected based on your operating environment and substrate.
Our team takes pride in delivering custom graphic overlays that meet or exceed stringent customer specifications and requirements. With more than 45 years’ experience, we have perfected our processes to meet the needs of various industries and applications.
Graphic Overlay Design & Manufacturing Capabilities
- In-house embossing
- Laser & die cutting
- Custom screen printing
- Digital printing
Discuss Your Custom Graphic Overlays Needs
Dyna-Graphics are the experts you can trust for custom graphic overlays that meet your unique application and performance requirements. We also design and manufacture membrane switches, rubber keypads, touch screens, and much more. Whatever your application, Dyna-Graphics has the custom interface solution you need.