Graphic Overlays

We are ready and prepared to react quickly to support new and existing customers with the design, printing and production of their Graphic Overlay requirements. Our fast reactions are complimented with our fast turnaround sampling service, making us one of the UK’s leading graphic overlay manufacturers.

We have over 30 years of Graphic Overlays experience.

This is backed up with the strategic industrial labelling links to 3M, Sabic and McDermid Autotype, giving us an enviable reputation within the print industry.

Advanced production techniques allow us to produce:

  • A wide variety of Polyester, Polycarbonate & PMMA finishes
  • Environmental considered overlays, we do this by selecting the right materials
  • Variable data applications
  • RFI EMC shielding
  • Overlays with anti-microbial finishes
  • UV stable designs
  • As well as IP65, IP67, IP68 rated
  • Rim, pillow or custom embossing
  • Phosphorescent (glow in the dark) graphics
  • Hidden till lit applications
  • Products which include braille


Graphic Overlays

Are a key part of any control panel system as they are both functional and informative. These printed graphic products are the first item that an operator’s eye is drawn to. Consequently, the graphic overlay has a big influence on the user’s first impression. Attention to detail, precise colour matching and intuitive graphics are critical factors in creating an effective graphical overlay.

Typically Graphic Overlays are constructed with an undersurface printed layer and adhesive layer. They can incorporate clear or tinted windows to allow the Graphic Overlay to show a machine display and have internal cut outs should the design need to incorporate buttons or dials / knobs.  The Graphic Overlays can be produced with a varied style of print finishes such as textured look or gloss / matte and should you require be colourmatched to the machine it is being applied too.

As we are capable of producing Custom Graphic Overlays either via Digital UV Printing or Screen Printing we can offer a very cost effective manufacturing process whether you are looking to source small or large runs. All of the Graphic Overlays we produce are hard wearing and can take the hard knocks they are likely to experience in the lifetime of the machine they are used on. We make sure the adhesives we use during manufacture make your custom Graphic Overlay adhere to your product correctly from leading suppliers such as 3M and Nitto.

Graphic Overlays are used throughout many different industries which include electronics, white goods, medical, security and marine to name but a few.

If you are looking for features that are specific to your product we can design and manufacture graphic overlays to suit your exacting needs. All manufactured, controlled and maintained by our ISO9001:2015 quality system. This also includes cutting your control panel Graphic Overlay to a special shape, as we use varied methods of finishing such as Digital Flat Bed and Laser Cutting, should you require your Graphic Overlays to follow a contoured shape is no problem.

Common Terms:

  • LED Labels
  • Keypad Overlays
  • Display Lenses
  • Graphic Displays
  • Window Overlays
  • Control Panel Overlays
  • Panel Graphics
  • Switch Overlays
  • Mylars
  • Fascia Control Panels
  • Self-Adhesive Graphic Overlays
  • Mark Resist Graphic Overlays

Should you require we can help with a rapid prototyping service on Graphic Overlays using our digital and screen printing services, should you need to confirm everything functions correctly to your design , before you commit to a large Graphic Overlay production run. Should your Graphic Overlay actually be more complex and need the integration of items such as circuitry and connectors we can also help with this, but they are actually known as Membrane Keypads / Keyboards and Switches. Further information on this type of Industrial Graphic can be found here.

You can also read even more about industrial graphics such as what are the key attributes for a Graphic Overlay compared to our Membrane Keypad by viewing our blog post “The Difference Between Graphic Overlays & Membrane Keypads

To discuss your Technical Graphic Overlay requirements contact us today on 01384 264700 or fill in our contact form.