Label-Aid Systems offers control panel overlays, which provide durability and functionality for all equipment types with an attractive outward appearance. Custom front panel label overlays are non-removable overlays that provide unique identification to machinery’s control panels. Each overlay is designed foremost with function in mind, and is created from several different substrate options such as PVC, vinyl, polycarbonate, and polyester. Overlay materials are resistant to UV rays, scuffs, abrasions, and chemical corrosion. Custom panel overlays and front panel labels extend the life of costly equipment and are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Our control panel overlays are suitable for a variety of industries, including automotive and medical, to name a few. We are also able to manufacture control panel overlays for arcade applications.
Front Panel Overlay Properties:
Label-Aid Systems graphic overlays consist of:
- Top substrate, usually made of polycarbonate or polyester, which is five to 30 mils thick
- Sub-surface ink graphics that are color-matched using the latest computer technology
- Expert die cutting to critical tolerances
- Applied adhesive custom-selected for optimum surface adherence
Most of our control panel overlays are sub-surface printed to fully protect the graphics from (1) top-surface abrasion, (2) contamination via spills, grease, moisture, chemicals and dust, and (3) weathering and UV damage. UV inhibitors may be added to your material selection to increase label life in outdoor or high-light applications, and UL and CSA materials are available.
Popular Graphic Overlay Features
Customizing each label to your industry and application requirements, Label-Aid’s most requested graphic overlay features include:
|Selective texture||Utilizes both gloss and matte texture on the same overlay|
|Material Options||PVC, vinyl, polycarbonate, and polyester|
|Die cut holes or cutouts||Cut for plugs, connectors, pins or actuators|
|LED Windows||Knockout printing for surface-mount LED indicators|
|Dead front||Hidden graphics, with your message appearing when label is illuminated from the back|
|Transparent colors||Accentuates branding and improves aesthetic design|
|Emboss||Raised label characteristics that provide a tactile target for actuator surfaces on membrane or sub-surface mechanical switches|
|Deboss||Die-inverted or pushed into material surface for aesthetics and feature accent|
|Wet Out Windows||Provides an optically clear window for textured materials, while retaining the smudge and mar resistance of a textured material|
|Relieved or Die Cut Adhesive||No adhesive around actuators, windows, or dead fronts|
Contact us today to discuss your current control panel overlay project or to obtain an estimate for an upcoming project.
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