Overlays are a critical printed interface layer component in touchscreens, and membrane switches, or a standalone durable label providing both protection and a surface for graphic printing to create a functional and user-friendly interface. Often the first thing that a user sees when interacting with a product, graphic overlays can set the first impression of your product. GMN offers the most extensive array of overlay options in the industry, offering selective textures, printing, embossing, coatings, adhesives, deadfronts, and backlighting to create a specialized overlay solution. GMN can create state-of-the-art, ready-to-use control panels with a wide variety of graphic overlay options to match any specification.
Graphic overlay material options
The experts at GMN can help you select a graphic overlay material that offers the right protection along with the functionality, durability, and custom decoration needed for your design. Polyester (PET) is a resilient thinner material with resistance to chemicals and harsh elements. Polycarbonate (also known as Lexan) is easy to print, texture, and die cut. It is clear and gives a crisper emboss. Polycarbonate generally is more affordable than polyester.
|Chemical resistance||Broad range||Limited|
|Actuation life||> 1 million||Up to 200K|
|Material thickness||Up to .010" (.254mm)||Up to .060"(1.52mm)|
|Hygroscopic resistance||Very good||Fair|
|Outdoor UV resistance||Contact GMN||Contact GMN|
Graphic overlay capabilties
GM Nameplate specializes in graphic overlays as static components for membrane switches, rubber keypads, and nameplates. We take pride in providing our customers custom graphic overlays to their specifications and requirements.