Hallmark Nameplate produces high-quality graphic overlays using state of the art equipment and a talented engineering and graphic team. Our graphic overlays are either screen or digitally printed, similar to our nameplates, except they require additional processing like embossing, trans-colored display windows, or selective texturing.
Not only does a graphic overlay add aesthetic appeal to a device, but it can also provide environmental protection. A graphic overlay can be used in an assembly using discrete switches or laminated to a membrane switch.
At Hallmark Nameplate, we use state-of-the-art laser cut, die cut, and plot cut fabrication methods. Read More
Hallmark produces all kinds of graphic overlays:
Overlays with embossed areas
Pad Emboss – raises the entire key area above the surface of the overlay
Rim/Perimeter Emboss – raises a ridge around the edge of the key
Dome Emboss – tactile dome formed in key area
Overlays with abrasion and chemical resistance
Things to consider when creating a Graphic Overlay
- Type of environment the overlay will be used in (dry, wet, hot, cold, chemicals, UV, etc.)
- The type of surface it will be mounted to
- Is there a window? Does it need to be trans-colored?
- Is there embossing required? If so, which type
- Is selective texturing required?
Because of the additional features and processing, graphic overlays are more labor-intensive and have a longer production time than simpler nameplates. However, once we’ve worked through engineering and graphic requirements, we always work to produce high-quality, color-consistent order fulfillment that will exceed your expectations. We offer graphic expertise and engineering to support your graphic overlay needs, we can print digitally, and we offer ISO 9001:2000 Registered quality assurance.