Hello Folks!!! Hope you all are doing great!! Today I am again back with another post on “Graphic Overlay.”
In my previous post, I had discussed how to select the right graphic overlay substrate and what considerations to make prior to making your choice.
And today I am here again to discuss - “How Graphic Overlays can dramatically enhance or uplift the appearance of your products?”
So let’s get started…..
A countless number of products that we use in our everyday life bring our focus on graphics. Ranging from calculators and microwaves, the gadgets or equipment that we use every day has a strong graphic element which is often achieved with the use of graphic overlays.
These bespoke graphics are decorative and generally used as the front panel of equipment. They usually act as a customized label or as an integral part of a membrane switch and can assimilate a number of features specific to products such as cut-outs for switches or clear windows for LEDs.
Graphic overlays are today increasingly adopted for most types of machinery and equipment. Various different types of equipment can print an abundance of colors and designs onto a mix of materials.
The procedure of making graphic overlays seems to be much simpler than it is. By using color-matched inks, the design is screen printed on the end of the material. This ensures the picture is seen correctly from the front. Usually, a high-performance release liner and adhesive is then chosen and added to create an industry level graphic overlay.
One gargantuan advantage with graphic overlays is that they can be wiped clean and are durable. The long-lasting finish and high-quality of the keyboard is popular with customers who are aware that with a little care they can keep the product looking fresh and new or years. Embossing is one such method that you can use to make graphic overlays look luxurious. They can add to the function of the switches and can drastically uplift the overall look of the overlay as well.
Many manufacturers of graphic overlay will offer you the option of assisting with the design of overlays by allowing you to select from a range of textures to make sure that the graphic overlays are exactly what you want. The matte texture makes the finish look smooth and fine, anti-glare will look good with some sheen, the velvety texture will hide scratches and fingerprints, and the gloss finish will enhance printed colors.
Graphic Overlays: The Need of the Hour
Graphic designs are hugely offered in a wide variety of patterns, colors, shapes, and designs. Several graphic overlay manufacturers take customized order from their customers in order to come up with the overlay style as per their project necessities and personal preference.