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Graphic Overlay Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of graphic overlay manufacturers and suppliers. Find graphic overlay companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture graphic overlays to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top graphic overlay manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the graphic overlay companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of graphic panel overlays, backlit overlay, keypad graphic overlays of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

Leading Companies:

  • Eden Prairie, MN 800-806-6113

    Our membrane switches are known for their high-quality and affordable prices. At ALUDEC USA, we work hard to find the precise parts that will work with your every need. It is our goal to create a relationship with you that is beneficial to both parties. We will go above and beyond simply to meet your needs. Find out more about us when you give us a call today!

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  • Perry, NY 800-227-5718

    JN White is an ISO 9001:2015 and ITAR-certified manufacturer of membrane switches, graphic overlays, and custom labels. We nimbly handle projects big and small and have the uncommon ability to translate what our customers need into high-quality, high-precision outcomes.

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  • Watertown, CT 800-853-5617

    ECI Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative membrane switches, graphic overlays and electronic interfaces. We can produce tactile and non-tactile switches and keypads, as well as add features such as backlighting and environmental protection. We also offer quick-turn prototype design and production. Since 1991, we have been serving industries such as industrial, medical, military, and avionics.

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  • Cape Coral, FL 239-558-8810

    Custom capacitive touch keypad and graphic overlay design service specializing in rapid prototypes. Superior to membrane switch, our sub surface touch and proximity sensor technology can communicate via USB, Serial, SPI, I2C and other custom communication protocols. With our rapid prototype service you can have a custom touch keypad, electronics and graphic overlay in 5 days or less!

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  • Mt. Dora, FL 352-383-8142

    We are a membrane switch manufacturer who also produces product ID nameplates, graphic overlays, printed circuit boards and electronic assemblies. You can order nontactile and tactile switches or metal domes if you desire. Hallmark Nameplate has capabilities in electronic contract manufacturing also.

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Graphic Overlays Industry Information

Graphic Overlays

Graphic overlays, in the context of end-user interface accessories, are symbols and signs used to identify the location and function of buttons on a membrane keypad. They are printed, embossed or otherwise marked with shapes that correspond with commands. Because of the wide extent to which graphic overlays are used throughout industry, commerce and in consumer products contexts, graphic overlays are very important to the proper functioning of all kinds of industrial, commercial and consumer electronic utilities.

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Advantages of Graphic Overlays

Membrane keypads offer several advantages over individual key-based keyboards and keypads. Because there is no separation between keys on a membrane keypad, there is less opportunity for collection of dirt or exposure to spills. Many membrane keypads’ graphic overlays, because of their composition, are naturally resistant to contaminant exposure.

Purpose of Graphic Overlays

In industrial settings, graphic overlays allow professionals to give commands to their equipment. Automated machine tools, shipping and handling equipment and all kinds of other electronic devices used in industrial processes involve membrane keypads and keyboards, all of which must be marked in some way in order to be useful. The same is true for a host of commercial utilities like telephones, cleaning equipment and door access control systems. In homes, membrane keypads can be found on many kinds of domestic utilities like dishwashers, ovens, food processors and even on children’s toys.

Design of Graphic Overlays

Graphic overlays can be constructed of polycarbonate, polyester, acrylics and many other materials in a wide variety of gloss levels, textures, hardnesses, and gauges. Each overlay may have many different colors, complex graphics, transparent windows, embossed keys, and a wide variety of cut-out areas. Since they must endure operator contact, graphic overlays are built to withstand use by being printed on durable but flexible material. Graphic overlays can also be used in tandem with tactilely-enhancing switches. Such tactile switches involve the incorporation of a plastic or metal dome beneath the overlay, which, when depressed, offers resistance and (in some cases) an audible confirmation of keystroke registry. Printed textures also provide chemical and UV resistance, physical surface protection, and longer wear time. Overlays may also be backlit or have dead fronts, which are buttons that can only be seen when backlit.



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