Label-Aid Systems, Inc., an Alabama-based ISO:9001:2008-certified company, manufactures customized high-performance labels, decals, and graphic overlays. Overlays function as a form of identification for a product as well as a protective measure for sensitive electronic equipment. One of Label-Aid’s areas of expertise is medical equipment overlays. With ready artwork we can fulfill your order within 2 weeks or if you have a need for a “short run or prototypes” we can turn those around in 3 days!
Medical equipment, from the heart monitors used in an emergency room to the thermometers at the doctor’s office, saves lives every day. The life-saving capacity of medical equipment depends on the performance of the machinery. Custom printed medical graphic overlays are manufactured with durable materials that contribute to the longevity of the medical equipment as well as providing quick and easy identification when time is of the essence.
The rugged PVC, polycarbonate, polyester and vinyl materials used for digitally printed or screen-printed overlays prevents moisture, chemical corrosion and UV rays from damaging medical equipment, thus extending the life of the electronics and machinery. These controls also must be able to be sanitized, while protecting internal control surfaces. Control panel overlays are used for medical equipment but also in a wide range of industries and applications. These include:
- Military and aerospace
- Consumer appliances and electronics
- Industrial equipment
- Fitness equipment
Printed Medical Control Panels
A control panel overlay for medical equipment serves as a brand identifier and improves lifespan of the equipment, but also gives the equipment an attractive outward appearance. Label-Aid’s expert team of graphic designers are able create overlays in a variety of colors, company logos, and cutout patterns that fit our customers’ needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss specific requirements of current projects.
Graphic 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 graphic 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. Your custom Label-Aid graphic overlays and front panels can be manufactured from the following materials:
- Polyester (more durable, more chemical resistant, more crack resistant, allowing for many more actuations than polycarbonate)
- Various hard-coat, scratch-resistant materials
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|
|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|
Impeccable customer service is important to Label-Aid Systems. We design, produce and ship our customized medical equipment overlays quickly – even with bulk orders requiring very fast turnaround times. We are known internationally as a top provider of high-quality control panel labels and decals. Contact us today for more information about our products and services.