Custom Graphic Overlay Printing

Custom Graphic Overlays, Control Panel Overlays & Touch Screen Overlays

Graphic overlays and control panel overlays are an interface layer constructed of polycarbonate or polyester with an adhesive backing. Control panel overlays may serve one or two purposes: a decorative layer or a functional layer. Decorative graphic overlays are printed with custom graphics, company logos or product information and serve more of an aesthetic purpose. A functional graphic overlay is designed for use with membrane switches and rubber keypads, or as a touch screen interface for control panels. In these applications, the printed graphics and text are used to label buttons and controls and provide operational instructions or safety warnings. 

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Graphic Overlays and Control Panel Overlays for Any Industry

Custom graphic overlays improve the overall appearance of equipment and appliances and prevent moisture, dust, and debris from penetrating the electrical components such as switches or touch screen. Some of the common uses for control panel overlays include:

  • Residential and commercial appliances
  • Machinery control panels
  • Medical equipment
  • HVAC equipment
  • Gas station pumps
  • Automotive dashboards 

Dyna-Graphics uses advanced systems and technology to apply colors and text to graphic overlays in any size or shape, with almost any aesthetic design or format. With more than 45 years’ experience, we have perfected our state-of-the-art graphic design capabilities and design and manufacture custom graphic overlays and control panel products for various industries and applications.        

Contact us to learn more about our custom graphic overlay prototyping and manufacturing capabilities or to discuss your project. 

Custom Graphic Overlay Capabilities

We specialize in graphic overlays as static components for membrane switches and rubber keypads and will help you design a customized graphic overlay that meets your aesthetic and functional needs. Our graphic overlay design and manufacturing capabilities include:

  • In-house embossing
  • Laser & die cutting
  • Custom screen printing
  • Digital printing
  • Prototyping

Custom control panel overlays are available in sizes up to 30" by 40". We also offer special ultraviolet selective textures and ultraviolet hard coat treatments to protect lens areas from chemicals and scratching. Backlighting can also be added to the overlay to improve the visibility in low light applications.

Custom Control Panel Overlay Printing

Our proven printing techniques create durable, long-lasting custom control panel solutions 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.

Custom Touch Screen Overlay Solutions

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.

We take pride in delivering custom graphic overlays that meet or exceed stringent customer specifications and requirements. Request a quote on custom graphic overlays for your application, or contact Dyna-Graphics for more information.

Feature and Material Options for Control Panel Overlays & Assemblies

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
  • and more

Selecting the Right Material and Coatings for Your Custom Graphic Overlay

Control panel overlays need to not only look nice but be functional and durable enough to withstand frequent use. The type of material selected, and the addition of any coatings depends on your application and operating environment.

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 also 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.

Both materials can be further enhanced by using protective coatings that extend the life of your touch screen, graphic overlay, or membrane switch. Chemical-resistant coatings improve resistance to cleaning solutions and other chemicals used in medical or industrial applications. Scratch-resistant coatings can be added to polycarbonate overlays to provide additional protection in applications involving harsh operating environments.

Contact Us for Custom Graphic Overlays & More

Dyna-Graphics are the experts you can trust for custom graphic overlays that meet your unique application and performance requirements. Request a quote today or contact us today to get started on your graphic overlay project. 

We also design and manufacture membrane switchesrubber keypadstouch screens, and much more. Whatever your application, Dyna-Graphics has the custom interface solution you need.

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