custom graphic overlay

Material: PET/PC/PVC/Acrylic adhesive(MacDermid Autotype/SABIC/3M/Nitto)
Size/ Thickness: Customized Size/ Thickness Accepted
Flexible Or Rigid: Yes
Certification: ISO9001:2015 /ROHS/SGS

Custom graphic overlay

Expert Graphic Overlay Printing

Foundation ’s graphic overlay printing techniques and materials ensure long-lasting durability

A graphic overlay may be the first thing your customer or end user sees when interacting with your product. It must be durable, attractive, and functional.

Thanks to our graphic overlay printing expertise, Foundation can manufacture your custom graphic overlay in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials to ensure durability. In fact, with sub-surface graphics, printing is done on the inside of the overlay, so your overlay’s graphics won’t degrade from use or cleaning.

Graphic Overlay Materials: Polycarbonate vs. Polyester

Foundation  offers a variety of overlay materials with thickness ranging from 7 mil to 30 mil. Selecting the graphic overlay material depends on the end user application and the environment in which it will be used, including exposure to sunlight and chemicals. Cost is also a consideration. Polycarbonate and polyester are the most commonly used materials for graphic overlays.

Polycarbonate overlays – Also known as PETG or Lexan, polycarbonate overlays are easy to die cut, print, and texture. However, they may show signs of wear after 100,000 actuations. If the environment is subject to chemicals, a hard coat should be used for protection. Polycarbonate overlays are optically clear at any thickness and provide a crisper emboss. Polycarbonate is lower in cost than polyester. Most users prefer the look of polycarbonate overlays versus polyester.

Polyester (PET) graphic overlays – This material is thinner and more resilient. It shows no sign of wear after 1,000,000 actuations. It also has superior resistance to chemicals and harsh environments. Polyester is more expensive than polycarbonate. (This material is perfect for industrial and military graphic overlays.)

Control panel overlays

Graphic overlays are a vital part of any modern control component for human-machine interface. Also called “operator interface panels,” a wide variety of industries use control panel overlays. A few examples include:

Manufacturing and industrial machinery

Construction equipment

Service equipment such as elevator controls

HVAC and refrigeration equipment

Transportation and marine


Clearly, every control panel overlay must be custom designed to allow an operator to accomplish a specific task. This means attention to detail and intuitive graphics are critical factors to create a long-lasting graphic overlay that delivers a solid user-interface experience. At Design Mark, our core competence is designing, engineering, and manufacturing custom graphic overlays to meet the unique interface needs for your product – and for your users.

We offer 3 key benefits:

Exceptionally streamlined process – Our state-of-the-art equipment and ISO-certified procedures provide a highly efficient development process for control panel overlays. This results in reduced lead times, enhanced quality control, and extremely competitive pricing.

Sub-surface printing for durability – Printing is done on the inside of the graphic overlay, so buttons and branding won’t degrade from use or cleaning.

Short lead times – Turn-time is approximately 3 weeks after artwork is approved.

Take advantage of rapid prototyping

Do you need a sample graphic overlay pronto? You might need a functional or non-functional prototype to:

Evaluate size and appearance

Test ergonomics and user experience (UX)

Display in a marketing campaign

Demonstrate at a tradeshow

Our designers and engineers will team with you to accommodate your critical path. We can screen print visual elements of the graphic overlay, and we can laser cut internal, adhesive, or switch layers. If you are evaluating different designs for your product’s look-and-feel, we can digitally print variations. This enables you to review several prototypes as well as verify product placement and appearance.

Keep in mind, you can work with Foundation  at various stages of your product development process, from prototype to production. We offer design and engineering support for early-stage product development, or we can simply provide a quote for the desired quantities of fully engineered, ready-to-manufacture graphic overlays.

Product ID card

Brand: FD

Material: PET/PC/PVC/Acrylic adhesive(MacDermid Autotype/SABIC/3M/Nitto)

Size/ Thickness: Customized Size/ Thickness Accepted

Flexible Or Rigid: Yes

Certification: ISO9001:2015 /ROHS/SGS

Payment terms: T/T, West Union

Shipping by: UPS / FedEx / DHL / TNT or Other Ways Specified

Delivery time: 12~15 Working Days 



         a.Graphic overlay 

Printing Film Surface Thickness(mm) Peculiarity
PET Glossy(Normal,Hard coat) 0.13/0.18/0.25 •hard texture
•suitable for making poly dome•high corrosion resistance
Matt (Fine texture,Velvet) 0.15/0.20 •soft texture
•good fire resistance•low corrosion resistance
PC Glossy(Normal,Hard coat) 0.18/0.25/0.38/0.50/0.76/1.0/1.5/.2.0
Matt (Fine texture,Velvet) 0.18/0.25/0.38/0.50/0.76/1.0
PMMA Glossy(Normal,Hard coat) 0.5/1.0/1.5/2.0/3.0/4.0/5.0 •high corrosion resistance
•hard texture
Matt (Fine texture,Velvet) 0.5/1.0/1.5/2.0/3.0/4.0/5.0

 b.Rear adhesive-3M 9448A/3M9080A/3M 467MP/3M 468MP/3M 

7952MP/3M 9471LSE/3M 9472LSE/3M 8153LSE/3M 9495LSE/3M 9469PC/3M 9469VHB/3M 9432VHB


③Total thickness: Above 0.3mm

Comply with ROHS & REACH

The above product information is for reference only, we mostly provide customized production according to the design requirements of customers. The all raw material we choose are all meet the demand of the ROHS  and the REACH.

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